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Dragons
How Fantasy Is the Key to Reality
A presentation by Guinevere Keller
Ms. Wanczuk
May 28, 2014
Period 2
SDSU Course Offerings
Game of Thrones
Different Types of Dragons
Mulan
(WinterIsComing)
(unr1)
Unicorns
are based on a horse, but are untamed
have a horn, but are gentle unless threatened
associated with good fortune and young women
some ( mixed with a Pegasus) have wings too

respect and freedom
noble, brave, and kind
luck, innocence
pure and perfect, like angels
breathes fire
has wings
can't talk
is an animal
grows to be huge
doesn't really breathe fire
can't fly
talks
is human (personality, consciousness)
small
Dragon
Mushu
Toothless
Norbert
(
How to Train Your Dragon
)
(
Harry Potter
)
(Mulan
)
(Shrek)
Small People
leprechauns
gnomes
fairies
mischievous
magical
lucky
happy, powerful, carefree
Gnomes & Leprechauns
Fairies
winged
live with nature
female
freedom, peace, balance, and gracefulness
represents a
fear
of being powerless or helpless, and the
dream
of being powerful as well
represents the
ideal
of being funny, content with life, and a good friend
~ 900 B.C.E
~ 300
today
~ 1400
~ 4000 B.C.E.
The History of Dragons
adapted from draconika.com
Ancient Greek myth of Perseus
dragon mosaic at Xisguipo M45 tomb (China)
St. George and the Dragon
the lair of a sea serpent depicted on a map
Hungarian Horntail from
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(2005)
N
E
W
S
often control nature (rain, flood, hurricanes, etc.)
Emperors of China usually used a dragon as their symbol

symbolizes power, strength, and good luck
IDEAL
are mostly thought to be evil; most older stories tell of a hero slaying a dragon
usually horde treasure and terrorize humans


symbolizes greed and tyranny
FEAR
My Fantasy Creature
Fantasy is created in the mind of society, and thereby betrays its creator's hopes, fears, and dreams.
(Evil)
powerful
cranky
stupid
greedy
selfish
cruel
(Johngard)
(SDSU)
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