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The dragon is one of the most known-about of the fantasy creatures of mythology and legends. Its history is so diverse and spread across the known history of the Earth that some contend that the creature was truly a creature of myth, legend, and perhaps the history of earth's beginning.
Sumerian mythology claims that the world was built on the back of a slain beast known as Tiamat, which was described as a monster or dragon. Asian legend claims that dragons (eastern variety) were venerated as spirits of the divine, and that they were both protectors and instigators of mankind. Western dragons developed in tales of knightly quests and damsels in distress, and had slowly become a creature of legend and faery tale alone. When dinosaur bones were discovered by peasants and commoners of the era, they could have been mistaken for the bones of dragons.
Some modern pagan and Spiritualist sects still see dragons as symbols (or archetypes) of power, wisdom, sorcery or protection. Some believe that you can summon or call on a dragon, but to do so requires both a well-developed of value and ethics, as well as great willpower of the summoner, as well as a deep respect and modesty toward the spirit of the dragon, which can be fickle, proud and irritated by human dabbling instead of truly organized and willful spiritual work, which the dragons regard as equal in their stature. Great works of information can be found in some modern literature on Dragon Magick and Dragon Summoning, mainly from neo-pagan publication companies.
The dragon is commonly referred to as a serpent, a reptilian creature with four legs and sometimes with wings like a bat, bird or reptilian beast. In Aztec and Mayan mythology, early on in their history visitors came to see them riding on large boats of wood and iron, and riding on or accompanied by 'feathered serpents' which came to be a term for the South and Central American natives to be like that of the dragon, and even some mythological deities and legendary heroes were thought to be like these feathered serpents, including Quetzocoatl, a central figure in such mythology.
As you can probably tell, I've left a lot to the imagination, and that's because there is no certain type of dragon, they are all different, and are only similar in how they look and how they act.
2004-07-09 [dr]: dont kill the dragon! dragons are FRIIEEENNNDSSS
2004-07-12 [Atje]: why do some people have bad thoughts of dragons ? there not all dangerous... I think ?
2004-07-13 [dr]: these people just dont think of dragons as nice creatures
2004-07-22 [dr]: hey! dont melt away half of the dragons face!!! r we allowed to write more than one thing??? i wanna do the actions of the dragon!
2004-07-22 [Atje]: and why don't they
2004-07-23 [dr]: why dont they what?
2004-07-25 [Atje]: why couldn't people think there nice? ever met one who wasn't friendly perhaps?
2004-07-25 [dr]: i think the reason people think dragons are mean is because they fight in self defense. they always wright the stories of them just protecting themselves. never do they give them a chance to prove that they are a truly friendly creature. like the dragon in this story here, he's just fighting back for protection.
2004-07-25 [Atje]: I don't know why but I alway loved dragons and when you say something about it pfff
2004-07-25 [dr]: dragons are my favorite creature (id love em even more if they existed) thats why im tryin to stick up for this dragon in the story
2004-08-28 [fungyew]: idiots there are good and evil dragons just like humans
2004-08-29 [dr]: this dragon is neutral and is just trying to stay alive.
2004-08-30 [Atje]: well good that you realise that
2004-09-07 [The Monochrome Rainbow]: I love dragons too.....
2004-09-08 [dr]: muaha! the dragon speaks!
2005-01-11 [Saelynn Amira]: Dragons may stay neutral but they will help to protect all sides
2005-01-13 [dr]: at the moment the dragon is just trying to stay alive XP
2005-02-09 [dr]: why you need it? I mean, I guess I could since nobody really comes here in the first place...
2005-02-10 [dr]: and your character's name is dragon?
2005-02-10 [dr]: and, to tell you the truth, this isn't my wiki either...I found it unattended and decided to pick it up for whoever decided to drop by and add to the story. -_-;;;
2005-02-15 [Sgiathatchh]: more dragon fans! finally! yeah
2005-03-08 [Black_Dragon_123]: THIS PAGE MUST BELONG TO ME!!! IT MUST!!! Bonedust ain't here now...
2005-04-03 [xido]: Don't be senseless.... I am messaging him currently. All of you would be allowed to openly edit the page if it were a part of the Creature_List, but that is still in the works currently.... Any clue why the page says nothing at all?
2005-04-04 [Black_Dragon_123]: because I did that.
2005-04-04 [Black_Dragon_123]: I jus' wanna have ownership. So as I can get rid of all these blasted comments.
2005-04-21 [Meta Ridley]: dragons yay!!!
2005-04-23 [Black_Dragon_123]: NO! THIS IS MINE! I'M USING IT FOR SOMETHING ELSE!!
2005-04-27 [dr]: Gah, don't have a heart attack
2005-04-28 [Black_Dragon_123]: Sorry... >.>... it's jus' that Bonedust is bein' problematic about it...
2005-05-01 [dr]: You could at least just post the stuff you need for now on the main part of the page. Later, if the guy that owns the page decides to give it to you, then you can delete all the comments.
2005-05-01 [Black_Dragon_123]: Ok...
2005-11-01 [dragon love]: cool
2005-11-01 [Black_Dragon_123]: Yeah, pretty much.
2005-11-23 [xido]: feel free to edit INTO this page if you know something really informative for fantasy dragons. For real-world info, post another wiki link and make an earth-based wiki with a link here, or maybe a link to some other informative or fun page. This page is openly editable, but please be kind.
2005-11-24 [Black_Dragon_123]: I'm sorry, no. THIS IS MY WIKI NOW. I'm using it for a character description page for an RP I'm part of for which I HAVE to have a character description page. PLEASE don't make me report you.
2005-11-24 [Black_Dragon_123]: look, I'm really sorry, but I NEED this page.
2005-12-06 [Black_Dragon_123]: Or... they could use that one.
2005-12-06 [SilverFire]: No - you could have - since someone was using this page before you. :\
2005-12-07 [Black_Dragon_123]: Not the people who are trying to take it away from me. It was someone who was fine with moving out when I explained why I needed it.
2005-12-22 [xido]: It's no worry. There is still a class on Dragons, as well as another at the Androntel Academy, True Dragons and the coming Draconic Races..... We will have to find another page for a proper Creature_Listing.... And black_dragon, chill out on the reporting thing, man. It isn't that intense, I assure you.
2005-12-22 [Black_Dragon_123]: Alright... I'm sry, I was... frustrated.
2006-03-06 [Hedda]: I strongly suggest that the current content of this page moves to the character dragon or something, and that we write something about dragons here instead. People will come to this page when searching for dragons, and this is not what they want to find. I hope that this will not be a too big problem for [Black_Dragon_123] as it's very easy to move a wiki-page. (Just edit and put a new name there, and you'll get a new wiki-page that you're the owner to)
2006-03-09 [Black_Dragon_123]: Thanks, Hedda. That'll do quite nicely.
2006-03-09 [Black_Dragon_123]: Ok. Page freed up.
2006-03-09 [Black_Dragon_123]: Alright, we're gonna need to keep a link to that other page here, 'cuz I can't get there any other way.
2006-03-09 [Black_Dragon_123]: CRAP!
2006-03-10 [SilverFire]: ... Get it from your notes? Or bookmark the page, and then make the bookmark viewable on every page.
2006-06-10 [Hedda]: We'll keep the link, no worries! I hope someone writes some dragon-links later on.
2006-07-17 [xido]: What's really sad about this is that after all was said and done, no one used the page at all. Please see Dragons - Biology, Sociology, and Magic for a new class on dragons, from the Androntel Academy Classes and Seminars.
2006-07-25 [xido]: Yay! I love Hedda for his ability to change what needs changing. *bows to almighty intelligence of ET for his get-up-and-go work* Dragons is the link for the old Elftown Academy class on Dragons, which I watched go downhill, but which has a cool banner image... I found that it was not staying steady because of a lack in communication between teachers and students on what to discuss. ;) Thanks, Hedda.
2006-08-28 [Avalyn Bastian]: Hello
2006-08-30 [xido]: Hey, how's it going, Darkside?
2006-08-30 [Avalyn Bastian]: Hi! Everything's been going well. yourself?
2006-08-30 [xido]: Not terrible (yet), but not terribly good either.
I sent you a relation request. Wish I could sit and chat. Let me know if you're into this page, and check out my class too, if you want. It's above in the comments.
2006-08-30 [Avalyn Bastian]: Aww. Why so?
Thank you, xido! ^_^ I am VERY into this page and I would love to join your wonderful class!
2006-08-31 [xido]: Life is crazy... It's okay.
Alright, I'll see you there.
2006-08-31 [Avalyn Bastian]: *nods and leaves*
2007-07-17 [xido]: This page is soon going to need new submissions for artwork and information, as well as stories, poems, RPGs and many more ideas! Everyone get your concepts in order to begin work for the ECM Dragon Sessions, opening soon. ;)
2007-10-29 [Avalyn Bastian]: yay ^_^
2008-02-02 [Avalyn Bastian]: awesome ^^
2008-02-12 [Artsieladie]: Looks good, so far, [Hedda]! XD
Suggestion: I think we need a little something more having to do with the Eastern Dragons? Otherwise, we are basically saying to the Chinese/Orient
2008-02-12 [Artsieladie]: Yeah, I know about the Chinese horoscope. ;) When I lived in Hawaii, I learned quite a bit first hand about several of the Oriental cultures, particularly the Chinese, b/c Hawaii is largely populated by Oriental peoples. The dragon is so much a central symbol for their many ceremonies & celebrations. I wouldn't want to tell the Chinese, for example, that their dragon is 'not' typical! :)
2008-03-04 [xido]: Agreed.
2008-04-01 [Artsieladie]: Should this be added somewhere here? --> ECM Dragon Poetry - Winning poem: The Dragon of Henwyreld by [Dark Side of the Moon]. I added this page's link, Dragon, to the subpages mentioned on this page, where it wasn't noted. :P
2008-04-04 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I was going to ask the same question Artsie. You beat me to it!!
2008-04-04 [Artsieladie]: I'm always on the ball! *falls off* lol
2008-04-04 [Dark Side of the Moon]: We could duct-tape you to the ball and turn you into a Weeble! hee hee
2008-04-04 [Artsieladie]: *giggles* Weeble-weeble.
2008-04-11 [Dark Side of the Moon]: I was just poking around on the net and found that the silver dragons page is not exported to the web. Is it supposed to be? Also, it appears that the image links for black dragons and white dragons are both broken.
2008-05-30 [SilverFire]: http://elfwood
This link under 'how to draw dragons' no longer works.
2008-06-02 [Hedda]: Fixed! Bad Elfwood that updates pages without leaving a redirect!
2008-06-02 [SilverFire]: On the Gold Dragon and the Black Dragon there are pictures of dragons not done by elftowners, but we actually have pictures by Elftowners of both gold and black dragons. Would it not be good to use those images there? Just a suggestion.
2008-06-02 [Dark Side of the Moon]: The winning images are up on this page. Will the link to the winning poem be added here? *sticks out bottom lip*
2008-06-04 [Hedda]: [SilverFire]: Depends on how the images look. Change if you think it's a good idea.
[Dark Side of the Moon]: I added a link to a link to dragon poemtry. I rather let you poem-people handle the poems though.
2008-06-04 [Dark Side of the Moon]: thank you kindly!
2008-06-08 [Bonedust]: I own this page?... I had no idea...
2008-06-08 [Dark Side of the Moon]: It'd be even nicer to own this page if it had a million dollars attached to it.
2009-08-07 [anatomy]: how come i didnt know anything about the most common dragons...
2013-03-20 [ERRIN]: If anyone wants to rp about them message me privately :)