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DRAGON

Legendary Monster shaped gigantic reptile, scales, claws, wings and fire breath. In some legends of Mesopotamia, 2,000 years before Christ, the story of the goddess Tiamat, a dragon that was headed by the hordes of chaos and disaster.
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Therefore, annihilate it was a prerequisite for the creation of the world. For the ancient Hebrews and Christians, the Dragons represent evil and death. In the story of Revelation (12:1), whose author is the apostle John, appears a dragon with seven heads and ten horns. "His tail drew a third part of the stars in the sky and precipitated them upon the Earth '." In this text, the dragon fights against women (God's people), because the monster represented the devil.
The text is a true work of imagination and a tale of extraordinary color and drama: "and appeared a great sign in heaven: a woman covered with the Sun, with the moon under her feet and a Crown of twelve stars on her head." I was pregnant da and was screaming with pain because he was going to give birth. And it appeared another sign in heaven: an enormous red dragon as the fire, seven heads and ten horns, and on each head had a DIAdem. His tail drew a third part of the stars in the sky and precipitated them on Earth. The dragon intended to devour as soon as he was born the son of the woman. But the son was elevated to God and to his throne and the woman fled into the wilderness where God had prepared him a refuge so there was fed thousand two hundred and threescore days.
"Then was fought a battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, who was beaten and expelled from heaven".
In later Christian art, the dragon returns but now crushed under the power of the Saints and martyrs. For other cultures, Roman, Celtic, or Norwegian, the dragon was a symbol of power and sovereignty. For the Chinese, it represents good fortune and is always present in popular parades and celebrations. It was the emblem of the emperors and a dragon appeared in the flag of China until 1911. He entered the Japan through Chinese culture and she was called ryu or tatsu.He could change his shape and size and up to be invisible. Both for Chinese and Japanese, the dragon, although recognized as a symbol of air, has no wings.
The Greek word drakon relates to rental drakos, eyes. In classical mythology, the history of having open eyes, watch, appears in the dragon who takes care of the garden of the HESPERIDES: three sisters who guarded the golden apples that Hera had received as a wedding gift. The sisters were assisted by the dragon Ladon. HERCULES, to fulfill their work number eleven, liquidated the Dragon and was able to take some apples. And CADMUS, King of Phoenicia, who slew the dragon fountain Dirce in medieval literature, the ladies who used to be protected by dragons. Among the many saints in killing dragons listed San Miguel, San JORGE, Santa Margarita, San Clemente Metz and San Román de Rouen.
The Germanic legends tells that Sigfrido received the recommendation of bathing in dragon's blood to get the absolute invulnerability of its body. But just when it came to bathe, the leaf of a tree came to settle on his shoulder, and that space was left unprotected and vulnerable. Similar to the story of ACHILLES and his heel.
Finally, it could be said that the dragon is an exaggeration of the snake and are sometimes interchangeable. Symbol of paganism, Satan is called 'the great dragon' and ' the old snake '. "
Dragon's blood was the name formerly given to a resin of certain plants used in curative preparations. The Palm tree of India, known as calmz's draco, is used as a colouring matter for painters. He is called dragon to a reptile whose skin forms on the sides of its body a kind of BRA or parachute that facilitates their jumps. Certain stains appearing on the girl in the eyes of the horses are also so called. Equally, to a soldier from a body that both marching on foot and riding a fish of the coast of Spain. Dragonear is used in some American countries when a person exercises a profession that is not yours and even to nominate prior to the engagement.
Article translated for educational purposes from: Planeta Sedna 

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