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Chinese Dragon Legends, Myths, Stories and Facts

We see marvelous Chinese dragons in posters, paintings, and pictures on the streets during Chinese festivals. This mythical creature is widely known all over the world. Most Chinese people believe that the dragon originated during the time when Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor ruled China between 2696 and 2598 BC. There was actually a snake on Huang Diís coat-of-arms and every time he won a ferocious battle he sometimes added the symbol from his opponentís coat-of-arms to his own. And thatís how the Chinese dragon came to be made up of so many different animals.

We see marvelous Chinese dragons in posters, paintings, and pictures on the streets during Chinese festivals. This mythical creature is widely known all over the world and became one of the most popular beast. Most Chinese people believe that the dragon originated during the time when Huang Di, the Yellow Emperor ruled China between 2696 and 2598 BC. There was actually a snake on Huang Diís coat-of-arms and every time he won a ferocious battle he sometimes added the symbol from his opponentís coat-of-arms to his own. And thatís how the Chinese dragon came to be made up of so many different animals.

The Chinese dragon is said to have a body of a snake, deer antlers, a fish scales and tail, four eagle talons or claws and demon eyes. Its face is that of another mysterious animal called a qilin (some kind of unicorn). The Chinese dragon can also fly according to the stories and the creature likes to chase a magic flaming pearl in the sky.

The Chinese dragon is also associated with the number nine (also multiples of nine). If you carefully notice the pictures of dragon you will find that there are 81 scales in the male and 36 scales in female dragon. In facts, there are nine types of dragon according to the legends and the dragon also have nine sons. The nine types of dragons are the celestial dragon, underground dragon, spiritual dragon, dragon of hidden treasures, winged dragon, horned dragon, coiling dragon which dwells in waterFeature Articles, yellow dragon and the dragon king.

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Do you know that in ancient times, commoners who use five-clawed dragons are put to death. Find more about Chinese dragon facts. In feng shui, dragon is also paired with the Chinese phoenix bird to symbolize eternal love for the newly married couple.



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