Dragons are interesting creatures that play a big role in Chinese history. Dragons were serpent like creatures except for the four legs it had with varying amount of toes. It is thought to be one of the most beautiful mythical creatures. The purpose dragons served to the people of China was to be the symbol of the emperor of China, to symbolize human characteristics, and to symbolize the power of the weather. In ancient China dragons were used to be the symbol for the emperor of China. It was a symbol for boldness, intensity, and productivity. The emperor’s most special title was “The True Dragon” (Eason). This title was only given to emperors who had done a great job running the huge country of China. In the Yuan dynasty only the emperor and his son were allowed to wear robes that had 5-clawed dragons on them. Few robes are found today because emperors were buried in their robes as a sign of respect for dragons (Charles). In the Yuan dynasty the common people weren’t even allowed to associate themselves with the symbol of the dragon. Until the Qing dynasty used it on the national flag. Chinese dragons are usually males which in Chinese is yang. Many westerners believed that the Chinese dragon was the official symbol for China, but this is untrue. In ancient China the 5-clawed dragon was for the emperor of China, and the 4 and 3- clawed dragons were for the regular people. Chinese dragons were also used to symbolize human characteristics, whether they’re good or bad. Such as the Lung dragon, the Lung dragons represented power, excellence, valiancy, bravery, heroism, perseverance, nobility and divinity (Eason). But there are western dragons that show human not-so-nice personality. They show negative energy such as greed, pride, envy, and gluttony. If you were born in the year of the dragon, which is the 5th in the zodiac, you would have these traits: you would be healthy overall, you would have a good career to support your family, and you would enjoy being in a relationship and sharing love with other people. There are also different kinds of dragons that show other traits such as the wood, fire, metal, earth, and water dragons (Eason). The water dragon show less selfishness that the other dragons, and is less dominating than others. The metal dragon shows ruthlessness, he doesn’t care about anyone else but himself. The wood dragon shows creativeness, he thinks outside the box at new ideas. The earth dragon shows he is the wisest of the dragons, he thinks things through and listens to and appreciates other words even if he doesn’t agree with them. And finally the fire dragon shows competiveness and is the complete opposite of the earth dragon. Also people born in the year of the dragon are brisk, imperial, honorable, settled, and aureate. Dragons were thought to control the weather. As told in the story of “The Four Dragons” the dragons shot sea water into the air so they can help the human on earth grow their crops. Chinese dragons are the rulers of the sky, and the Chinese people pray to them when they have a drought or flood. If the dragons are angered they will cause the…
Dragon CityEarth Dragon Hybrid Generation 1Earth + Fire = Flaming Rock or Volcano.Earth + Plant = Tropical or Cactus.Earth + Water = Mud or Waterfall.Earth + Electric = Star or Chameleon.Earth + Ice = Alpine or Snow Flake.Earth + Metal = Armadillo.Earth + Dark = Hedgehog or Venom.
Fire Dragon Hybrid Generation 1Fire + Earth = Flaming Rock or Volcano.Fire + Water = Cloud or Blizzard.Fire + Plant = Firebird or Spicy.Fire + Electric = Laser or Hot Metal.Fire + Metal = Medieval or Steampunk.Fire + Dark…
Dragon Boat Festival
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the patriotic poet Qu Yuan. Qu Yuan supported the decision to fight against the powerful state of Qin. Instead of seeing country get occupied and conquered he drowned himself in the river. Locals where sad and distressed to hear the news so fisherman searched for his body and others threw food such as eggs and food like zongzi(glutinous rice stuffed in different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves) into the…
company called Hotel International that took over a hotel in China called the Roaring Dragon Hotel. The H.I. team was determined to change the relaxed and pressure free working atmosphere at the hotel (workers took long breaks whenever they wanted) to one that promoted much more professionalism and quality customer service that would be provided at a five star establishment. While many of the ideas that H.I. implemented at the Roaring Dragon would definitely be beneficial in many businesses, the way…
everyone, first of all I gonna show you guys a short video. As you can see from the video, it is a dragon boat racing. Dragon boat racing is one activities during dragon boat festival of china. To me, it is my most impressive festival. So I would like to introduce the origin of Dragon boat festival, the traditions, and the food.
First, the origin of the dragon boat festival. It is a traditional holiday in china. The festival occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional lunar calendar, so it…
The spheres had a special name, they were called dragon balls. As the legend stated, a person who collects all seven dragon balls will get a wish from an eternal dragon. The eternal dragon was known as “Shenron” the master of all dragons since he had the power to grant any wish to a human being. Once a person collects all seven dragon balls, the sky will turn all dark, lighting will appear, and the dragon will appear or be summoned from the seven dragon balls. However, there was a trick or a special…
The Quest of a Dragon
Getting bored with ordinary mundane life? Have you ever thought “I'm tired of living as a human, I want to become a dragon and breathe fire and fly!” well you can but it is no easy feat.
First know that only ones who truly want to become a dragon can, it helps to have the magical birthmark in the shape of a unicorn or dragon that the gifted ones are born with. If you don’t then a tattoo or the less painful temporary tattoo will work too (know that the temporary one will…
Bearded Dragon Diet
Name: Jacob Bartlett
School: LISA Academy
Grade: 9 DUKE
Sponsor: Mr. Metin
City/State: Little Rock, AR
Table of Contents
Data Tables 11
Applications & Further Research 15
The purpose of this project is to train a bearded…
Conquering the English Dragon
It feels like yesterday that I entered a silent lecture room with this fear of English. You see, I am 41 years old and haven’t set foot in an English class room in 23 years. I was expecting to learn the basics and go from there. Looking around the room I see young people who just graduated high school. I feel old, challenged and fearful of what’s to come. The silence was broken when you entered the room and swiftly laid out our English journey which was made up of…
can be disrupted by the networks created through internet connectivity. Internet allows people to purchase and sell products; it can be used to overcome distance.
A example of space would be shipping off large quantities of manufactured goods from China to California than domestic transportation in the United States because of the relative distance measured in time and money.
Place is define as a location in which physical and human landscape, cultural practice, social life and economic activities…
The Magical Dragon
In the story, The Magical Dragon, there was a dragon that lived in the high mountains and always wanted to go to the villages. This dragon did not have wings and magical powers. The dragons name was Larry. He always felt sad because, he was big and always clumsy. Many people would make fun of Larry because of his clumsiness Since Larry got very lonely in the mountains all by himself he caught a cricket to cheer him up. After cricket cheered him up he went to a village to make…