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Order of the Dragon - History and Origins

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Order of the Dragon - History and Origins

Post by Monoftalm on Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:42 pm

Order of the Dragon

Drákōn




Dragons are legendary creatures, typically for heroes and warrior stories. Dragons live in the myths of many cultures.

The two most familiar interpretations of dragons are European and Asian dragons, derived from various folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies. The English word "dragon" derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake", via Latin draco.

DRAKON (Δράκων): Greek name meaning "dragon." In Greek mythology, there are many dragons mentioned. For example, Drakon Ismenios was a gigantic serpent which guarded the sacred spring of Ismenos near Thebes; the Drakon Kholkikos was the guardian of the golden fleece; Drakon Maionios was a huge Dragon that ravaged the land of Lydia.

Historically, the dragon was the symbol of the Emperor of China. Many Chinese people often use the term "Descendants of the Dragon" (simplified Chinese: 龙的传人; traditional Chinese: 龍的傳人; pinyin: lóng de chuán rén) as a sign of ethnic identity.

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