The Animations on this Page are to the best of my knowledge are Royalty Free.

These are not the only animations of Animals and more Animations can be accessed from the table at the bottom of the page.

 

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Representations of dragons in China date back to the Neolithic period, roughly 6,000 B.C.

The Year of Dragon boasts the highest rates of childbirth in China.

The more claws Dragons have (up to 5) the more “regal” they are.

The Chinese talk about themselves as being “Children of the Dragon”.

Many of China’s emperors believed themselves to be descended from Dragons.

The Dragon is considered the male ‘yang’ to the phoenix’s female ‘yin’.

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The Dragon is a combination of many creatures, with the head of a camel, the ears of an ox, horns of a deer, a snake’s neck, tiger’s paws and eagle’s talons.

This mythical creature has played such a central role in Chinese history that it enjoys several types of classifications.

Of course the Chinese Dragon is important enough to be one of their zodiac signs, with those who boast this sign are said to be graced with power, strength and grace. Of the Dragon zodiac, there are five types: Wood Dragon, Fire Dragon, Earth Dragon, Metal Dragon and Water Dragon.

Both Chinese Dragons and Western dragons usually live in water, especially oceans and rivers. Apep and Tiamat are two examples of water dwellers. Some also are thought to spew water, like the French Dragon Gargouille and the Devil Dragon from the Book of Revelations chapter 12.

An apt description of the Dragon is found in the Old Testament of the Bible in the book of Job 41:13-24 (although in the Hebrew the word used here is לויתן, livyâthân Leviathan and it is a sea monster) “Who can skin its hide? Who can approach it with a harness? 14Who can open its closed mouth? Its teeth are surrounded by terror. 15Its back has rows of scales that are tightly sealed. 16One is so close to the other that there is no space between them. 17Each is joined to the other. They are locked together and inseparable. 18When Leviathan sneezes, it gives out a flash of light. Its eyes are like the first rays of the dawn. 19Flames shoot from its mouth. Sparks of fire fly from it. 20Smoke comes from its nostrils like a boiling pot heated over brushwood. 21Its breath sets coals on fire and a flame pours from its mouth. 22Strength resides in its neck and power dances in front of it. 23The folds of its flesh stick to each other. They are solid and cannot be moved. 24Its chest is solid like a rock, solid like a millstone.” (GW.)

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Western Dragons typically are thought of as evil, fire-breathing beasts. Their reputation as evil may have been influenced by the demonization from the Church and their fire-spewing capability.

The theory is that Dragons evolved their fire-breathing abilities due to a large internal bladder or sac, filled with methane. The Dragon had a metal-type ‘flint’ in its throat and when it belched in self-defence was able to ignite the methane and breathe fire.

Dragons have the ability to fly because their wings are huge and capable of providing lift. Their frames are not composed of solid bones but are hollow and cartilaginous; light, like plastic.

Like the Eastern or Chinese Dragons, Western Dragons too have the reputation of having wisdom. An ancient Greek myth tell us that Pythonesses learned from Dragons.

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A Western Dragon’s diet is either animals like cattle, sheep and goats or young maidens (virgins). Perseus and Andromeda include this in their Greek Mythologies also it is said that Hercules saved a maiden from a Dragon. St. George also tells of maiden sacrifices from Europe. He is also credited with killing the last Dragon in England.

Not only were Dragons considered guardians but actual greedy hoarders. There are mythical stories of greedy men who were turned into Western Dragons.

The appearance of the Western Dragons is a long neck and tail, horned heads, forked tongues, scales like body armour, clawed feet and coming in various colours. Common Dragons will have two wings and four legs.

Dragons make great sentinels; Ladon guarded the Golden apples at Hesperides, Tiamat’s Dragon guarded sacred tablets, a Dragon guarded the golden fleece from Jason. So your dragon figurines perched on a castle or your dragon holding a ball are likely Western Dragons.

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Western Dragon categories:

  • Amphitere: Dragons with feathers or plumes. e.g. the Egyptian dragon buto; the South American dragon, Quetzlcoatl.


  • Drake: An old English term for a Dragon and if it was fire breathing it’s called a Fire Drake.


  • Guivre: A Dragon that has four legs and two wings.


  • Lindworm: A Dragon with two legs and no wings.


  • A Dragon having no legs or wings i.e. snakelike.


  • Wyvern: Represents pestilence and war. It has two wings and two legs.
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 Asian Dragons.


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 Western Dragons.


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Because there are so many Big & XL animations of I’m going to break them to 3 pages to help in a faster download.
For available Big versions of these Animations: Click for Asian & Western Dragons 01;
 Western Dragons 02;   Western Dragons 03.
For available Xtra Large versions of these Animations: Click for Asian & Western Dragons 01;  Western Dragons 02;   Western Dragons 03.



 Found in People/Asians.


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 Found in FolkLaw/Wizards.


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