Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dragon

Dragons are my favorite creature of all.  And they are so often misunderstood.  In most cases,  one hears 'Dragon' and they immediately think evil thoughts about the creature.And while there are many myths and legend of evil dragons,  Dragons can also be very good creatures.  Kind, loving and helpful.
There are so many different types of Dragons.  European dragons are my specialty.  But before I talk about that,  I will mention four famous Chinese dragons.  I find their names very interesting.  Four Kings.  And together these four dragon kings control the rain and the seas.

Ao Shun, 
Ao Chin, 
Ao Kuang 
and 
Ao Ping.  

I find this four dragons for interesting because I LOVE rain.

Now moving onto other dragons.  There are many dragon stories and in almost all cases, each individual dragon has it's own power.  It's very own specialty.  There are dragons representing the five elements, dragons representing Light and Dark.  Dragons who rule over your dreams.  The list is never ending.   In almost every one of my novels (I am not published) there is at least one dragon.

The Tigers Curse saga: Tigers Voyage (Book three) there is a dragon for each element. (A great book btw, I recommend for sure!)
Another wonderful book series that involves dragons would be Enchanted Forest Chronicles.  A wonderful series! (And great for all ages!)

33 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike! My "D" entry is on Dragons, too. :)


    J.W. Alden

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    1. Thank you! I love your post about Dragons.

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  2. I post five A to Z's a day and one of mine is dragons too! Great minds!

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  3. Great post! Dragons have always fascinated me, as well. One of my favorites is, of course, Smaug from Tolkien's The Hobbit. I also loved Pete's dragon, and ooh! The dragons in George Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series (Game of Thrones)! The bomb!!

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    1. Smaug is a good one! I haven't read Song of Ice and Fire series yet (but I want to soo bad).

      I didn't reference LoTR because I will be later on in the month and I am trying really hard not to repeat references.

      Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

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  4. great post, and I am loving your theme of mythical creatures. Looking forward to finding more.

    hello from a fellow a2z'er

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  5. one of my granddaughters loves loves loves dragons--since seeing "how to train your dragon"--great post

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    1. Ooooh I LOVE 'How to Train your Dragon'. Did you know they are books? Great series!

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  6. A dragon appears in all of your novels? That's pretty cool. I love when there's a recurring element in an author's work. I don't know why but I start to think of it like a game and I'm allowed to play somehow.

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    1. Yeah I'm pretty excited. And the funny thing about you saying it's like a game, is I actually made all of my novels a game. They are all connected by one detail in each book, creating a timeline. In one book there will be a scene showing characters from two different stories or there will be a conversation or place that connects each novel. It's one of the things I plan on making a challenge out of once I'm published. Getting Readers to connect the dots. . .

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  7. What a neat theme for this 2012 AtoZ Challenge. I've caught up with your ABC and really enjoyed this 'D' for Dragons post. I am reading 'Game of Thrones' and watching the HBO Series...the dragons return is quite fascinating.

    My theme is AtoZ My Family Tree and my 'D' is a fallen World WarI Family Member. Hope you will stop by CollectInTexas Gal...Sue

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you're enjoying it. I haven't read the series yet but I want to soo bad!

      I'll be stopping by to say hi on your blog!

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  8. I never knew there was a difference between Euro dragons and Chinese ones! Since you are an expert on dragons, you must know that in China, it is the year of the dragon! Happy Year of the Dragon to you. (I'm in A to Z #1146)
    Cheers, Catherine

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    1. Indeed there is a HUGE difference between the two. And yes, I am well aware that it is the year of the dragon. :) I even have a dragon shirt that says so!

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  9. Mythical creatures is an interesting theme for the A to Z Challenge. I liked your post about the dragons.

    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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    1. Thank you very much! I tried really hard to do something different for the challenge!

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  10. Fascinating post!! I have always thought dragons were cool and the Harry Potter films only emphasized the point. :D I am visiting from the A-Z challenge and enjoying the ride. Just beginning to get my sea legs on my first A-Z.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by!

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  11. I love dragons. I debated using them in the epic fantasy I'm planning but decided against it because they are so frequently used. I might come back to them later.

    Erin

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    1. I love, love, love dragons! I don't think there is any way I could NOT put a dragon in my books. :)

      Thank you!

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  12. Dragons are such mystical characters.

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  13. I love dragons... and wizards .... and dragons! Thanks for the interesting post. :)

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  14. And. . .this is the Year of the Dragon!

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  15. Only a hard core fan knows there are different dragons. I love this post. You really should read game of thrones you will love it. Also for a different slant on these wonderful critters the Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb is magical.

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    1. :) Well than I guess I am a hard core fan. I plan on reading Game of thrones. It's just a matter of getting the books and sitting down to read them. (Which at the moment I don't have a lot of time to do.) But they will for sure make it on the list this year of new books I have read.

      I guess I will also be adding the Liveship Traders series as well. Thank you!

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  16. Great theme! Dragons are one of my favorite mythical creatures.

    Ellie
    Ellie's Blank Book
    Ellie's Couch
    Help Michigan Pets

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  17. I love dragons because I'm Welsh and was raised with their stories (and, as you say, not always bad). As I'm sure you know, our flag our Wales is of a green and white background with a red dragon (Y Ddraig Goch) on the front. I love our flag!
    This is a great theme.
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (around # 802 in A to Z list today)

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    1. That's very cool! Yes indeed I did know about the flag, and I like your flag as well. :)

      Thank you!

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