The world is full of stories about legends, magical events and fantastic creatures. For thousand s of years mythical creatures had been a part of literature in stories, songs and artworks. The magical world of powerful dragons, witches, knights and elves still continue to entertain, terrify and inspire us in this digital age. Stories about dragons appear all throughout history in every part of the world and almost every culture has their own idea about dragons. Dragons first appeared in myths around 4000 B.C at the time of the gods in mythology. This legendary creature typically has serpentine or reptilian traits.
Dragons have two distinct cultural traditions: the European dragon derived from Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies and the Chinese dragon with counterparts in other Asian countries like Japan and Korea. The dragon’s form varied from huge bat-winged fire breathing to scaly lizard or snake with barbed tail. Dragons are typically depicted as gigantic and powerful with magical or spiritual qualities. They are perceived in different ways by different cultures. In East Asia, dragons are revered as representative of the forces of nature, religion and the universe. They are associated with wisdom, strength and longevity. But the Greeks and Roman conceived dragons as beneficent powers dwelling in the inner parts of the earth. In Christianity dragons are symbolic of sin and paganism.
Dragons are often called guardian spirits. They are also called light workers. They make great allies of witches, psychics and clairvoyants for protection and guidance. Dragon magic has its base from the five main elements of earth, fire, wind, air and spirit. Dragons’ ability to help in divination is quite accurate. Draconic Wicca utilises the powers of the dragons by calling the elements in its dragon form. They deal with the unique personalities of each type of dragon to achieve the results they seek.
According to the mythology of dragon during the medieval times, knights protect their kingdom from menacing dragons. Medieval dragons are depicted as monsters, taking young women of child bearing age and royal bloodlines. Brave knights attempted to hunt down and slay dragons. Asian mythology however showed that a brave knight can be a good dragon companion. Hidesato, a brave knight in Japan helped the Dragon King and he was bestowed four gifts – a magic bag of rice that would never become empty, a cooking pot that heated without fire, a self-replenishing roll of silk, and a bell that had long been hidden under the lake.
Norse Viking warriors are dragon fanatics too, they installed dragon figureheads on the prows of their long ships to frighten and scare people to total submission. Norse dragons were depicted in ancient Viking culture as a way of symbolizing power and strength to instil fear in their enemies. In Scandinavia, dragons are associated with the dead; dragons are believed to be the guardians over the graves of the dead people.
Elves are humanoid race possessing the innate beauty and easy gracefulness. They love nature and magic and the good things of the world. Elves are magical creatures that make good dragon’s companions. They are renowned for their mastery of magic and weapons such as the sword and bow. They are famous for living long lives; they are capable of living more than half a millennium and remain physically youthful. Their primary race is viewed as both wondrous and haughty by other races.
The dragon is the combined powers of the god and the goddess. They are seen as Deities and held in highest regard. They represent wisdom and balance. Dragon can be evoked when great magic is needed. But you cannot force a dragon to befriend you, nor can you choose the personality of your dragon companion. Just invite dragons into your life and make them feel welcome so you can achieve the results you seek.