Dragon, the symbol of universal mythology
The Chinese celestial dragon is a symbol of the Chinese nation (totemic animal). The Chinese from all over the world proudly proclaimed themselves as the descendants of the dragon. Dragons are considered divine mythical creatures that bring abundance, prosperity, and luck. As the emblem of the emperor and imperial authority, the legend of the Chinese dragon traverses the civilization and Chinese culture to our day. The understanding of the dragon signifies greatness, kindness, and blessing.
The Chinese Dragon (Long) symbolizes power and perfection, courage and boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. A dragon overcomes the obstacles until his success is his. He is energetic, determined, optimistic, intelligent and ambitious. Unlike the negative energies associated with Western dragons, most Oriental dragons are beautiful, friendly and wise. They are the angels of the Orient. Not at all distressed, they are loved and revered. Temples and altars were built for them because they patronize the rain, the rivers, the lakes, and the great ones.
There are 9 major types of dragons: the heavenly dragon (which supports and defends the gods of the gods), the divine dragon (which produces wind and rain for the benefit of mankind), the dragon underground (the master of the flowing waters), the dragon of the hidden treasures with the horns (the most powerful), the winged dragon (the only one with wings), the dragon (who lives in the lakes), the yellow dragon (who gave it to the legendary emperor Fu Xi the writings) and the dragon king (which actually refers to four dragons , each reigning over one of the four large - east, south, west and north).
The best-known type of Chinese dragon is the horned dragon, or Long, which produces rain. In addition, there is another type of dragon that lives in the ocean and another, covered by scales, which usually lives in marshes and sometimes in the mountains.
There are sculptors on the top of bells and gongs because dragons have the habit of shouting when attacked.
Another type is engraved on strings of stringed instruments, most dragons enjoying their music.
Another third is carved on the top of the stone tablets (with inscriptions) because dragons love literature.
Fourth, at the base of the stone monuments, for the dragons can withstand heavy loads.
The fifth is found in the stresses of the temples because the dragons are always vigilant.
The sixth appears on the girders of the bridges because the dragons like water.
The seventh is embedded in the throne of the Buddha, resting to the likes of the dragons.
The eighth is on the sword handles because it is known that the dragons are capable of producing a massacre.
The ninth is engraved on the gates of the prisons because the dragons like the conflicts and the scandal.
9 main features of the Long Dragon: camel head, deer horns, rabbit eyes, bull ears, iguana neck, frog womb, carp scales, tiger paws, and eagle claws. On the upper jaw has a pair of dog tines. The long worms, like jerks on both sides of his mouth, probably help him find his way to the bottom of the muddy lakes. Oriental dragons are proud, though they are wise. They feel insulted when a leader does not follow their advice or when people do not value them. Then, hitting the tail, dragons either do not give rain or drought or blow black clouds that bring storms or floods.
The dragon is the fundamental representation of the forces of nature, the greatest divine force on earth. The Chinese dragon is often regarded as a symbol of divine protection and guard. He is regarded as the Supreme Being among the other living creatures. He can live in the sea, fly in the heavens and cling to the earth in the form of the mountains. Being a divine mythical animal, the dragon guards the wicked evil spirits, protects the innocent, and protects those who have his emblem. The Chinese dragon is regarded as the supreme symbol of luck.
Very few creatures, fantastic or not, fascinated Europeans like dragons. They were widespread in noble and chivalrous blazons along with griffins, eagles, lions, leopards, bears, bulls, deer, and dragons with their image, not just guns, shields, seals, but also haunting the creative imagination of all medieval men. Then the princes of myths, legends, and beliefs about these fantastic creatures, but extremely alive in the collective memory of all people, were born or were to crystallize.
How great is the interest and the fascination for dragons even nowadays, it is proven by the Game of Thrones series.
The Dragon also symbolizes power, excellence, daring and glamor, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity, all of which are values characteristic of the Chinese nation.
Legends also say that there are no dragons who fail to carry out their missions, by overcoming any obstacle. They are energetic, decisive and ambitious.
Unlike the negative energies associated with Western dragons, most of the Dragons of the Orient are beautiful, friendly and wise, their goodwill symbolizing blessing.
They are considered angels of the Orient, being loved and venerated.
The Chinese dragon carries the essence of life with the celestial blow known to most as "sheng chi".
He gives the life of the four seasons, through the river water, the heat of the sun, the sea wind, and the fertile soil. Thus, due to these characteristics, the dragon becomes the supreme representation of the forces of nature, the most powerful force on Earth.