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CHINESE DRAGONS

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CHINESE DRAGONS
The Chinese dragon,unlike the dragons we typically hear of, is associated with good fortune, prosperity, and are the divine force on earth. The scales on a Chinese dragon also have symbolic meanings, there are 81 scales that represent good essence (yang and 36 representing bad (yin). Other than these examples there are many more meanings of the Chinese dragon, including power and wisdom.
Symbolic meaning
Visual Characteristics
The Chinese dragon , although mythical has a very detailed description of looks. It is said that the Chinese dragon has the head of a camel, the eyes of a rabbit, and the ears of a cow. Other than that it has the horns of a stag, the stomach of a clam, an the neck of a snake. Final the dragon is meant have the claws of an eagle, the paws of a tiger, and 117 scales of a carp.
By Nancy Chung
9 Types of Dragons
In China there are 9 different types of dragons.

The Celestial Dragon, this dragon protects the homes of the gods.

The spiritual Dragon controls the weather and a special type will have 5 toes and is called the Imperial Dragon.

The Earth Dragon controls the rivers, it spends the spring in heaven and the autumn in the sea.

The Underworld Dragon guards precious gems and metals. volcanoes are formed when it comes out of the ground and reports to heaven.

The Horned Dragon is the strongest of the dragons.

The Winged Dragon is the only dragon with wings and is a powerful servant of the yellow emperor.

The Coiling Dragon lives in the ocean.

The Yellow Dragon is smart and came to show people the elements of writing.

The King Dragon is actually four dragons,these are the ones approached when there are droughts.Each one of the dragons rules over one of the four seas surrounding china.
Development
The development of the Chinese dragon started in 1600 B.C. with supernatural powers. Then in 770 B.C. the yin yang symbol was incorporated. By 1368 B.C. the dragon had become a symbol of power.

Development
The development of the Chinese dragon started in 1600 B.C. with supernatural powers and was worshiped. By 1046 B.C. the image of the dragon weakened and became more feminine. Finally by 1368 A.D. the dragon had become a symbol of power used especially for the emperor.
The People and the Dragon
The relationship between humans and dragons in china is strong. There are temples and shrines built to honor the dragons, this is where people burn intense and pray to the dragons. The Black Dragon Pool Chapel is reserved especially for the emperor and there court to use, these worships took place every 1st and 15th of every month. The people born in the year of the dragon are said to be confident and a leader,sort tempered and many other things that mirror a dragon. There are often parades with dragons in them, this is to please the dragons.
Dragons are iconic all over the world, especially in China. These beasts are thought of much differently there then they are here. There dragons are many things, they are wise and intelligent, but most important, part of the Chinese culture. It has been that way for melanin. The dragons almost define China, so next time you hear about dragons think about the Chinese dragon, and what it means.
The End
Camel head
rabbit eyes
cow ears
stag horns
clam stomach
snake neck
eagle claws
tiger paws
117 carp scales
Spiritual Dragon
Earth Dragon
Horned Dragon
Winged Dragon
Yellow Dragon
King Dragon
Celestial Dragon
Underworld Dragon
Coiling Dragon
1600 b.c Chinese Dragon
1026 b.c Chinese Dragon
1368 Chinese Dragon
Black Dragon Pool Chapel
The Celestial Dragon, this dragon protects the homes of the gods.

The spiritual Dragon controls the weather and a special type will have 5 toes and is called the Imperial Dragon
The Earth Dragon controls the rivers, it spends the spring in heaven and the autumn in the sea.
The Underworld Dragon guards precious gems and metals. volcanoes are formed when it comes out of the ground and reports to heaven.
The Horned Dragon is the strongest of the dragons.
The Winged Dragon is the only dragon with wings and is a powerful servant of the yellow emperor.
The Coiling Dragon lives in the ocean.
The Yellow Dragon is smart and came to show people the elements of writing.
The King Dragon is actually four dragons,these are the ones approached when there are droughts.Each one of the dragons rules over one of the four seas surrounding china.
The development of the Chinese dragon started in 1600 B.C.
1046 B.C. the image of the dragon weakened.
1368 A.D. the dragon had become a symbol of power
Dragon in Parade
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"The Legend of the Chinese Dragon." The Legend of the Chinese Dragon. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

"Asian, Oriental Dragons." Chinese, Oriental Dragons. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.

"The Chinese Dragon: A Symbol of China's Strength and Prosperity."ChinaHighlights. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.



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