Dragon - monster that exists perhaps in all known mythological systems. To steal and grab the gold is his main occupation. Further, he dumps the loot in the farthest corner of his cave and slept on the heap. Likes to eat people, and especially a treat for him is a virgin. At war with the dwarves because of their treasures, and not always won as dwarfs can hide in the caves and take away their treasures.
Dragon European decidedly different from the East Asia. Chinese and Japanese dragons are either spirits of rain - harmless creatures, resembling frogs, living in any puddle and tolerate bullying of any rogue, or something virtual, like a white dragon, which can not even imagine.
For Europeans, the dragon - traditionally support the evil, satanic origin. Here and in the Russian tradition of icon painting St. George, hitting the snake (the personification of the victory of Christianity over the forces of the devil), often spearing is a dragon - with wings and legs.
In Southeast Asia, dragons are mostly considered to be good and beneficent, and for the Vietnamese, even as a symbol of moral perfection. Particularly varied and numerous Chinese dragons.
Dragon of the West European experience irresistible craving for gold and beautiful girls. Unlike its East European counterparts, can not breathe fire or fly. That is, of course, aware that he came from somewhere, and sometimes he even has wings, but he does not use them practically, and the battle with the dragon is always going to zemle.Bolee addition, according to Barbara Hembli, then you can kill the dragon just throwing himself on top of him.
The second strange thing that distinguishes the Western dragon: they do not eat or reproduce. That is, no one had ever seen a newborn drakon kid, and no one caught the dragon for a meal. All free a kidnapped princess dragon spends time guarding or increase your treasures, and the girls steals or extorts for some ritual purposes, since they remain a rare constancy are alive and well.
Dragon's blood of the Eastern European is always black. It is not poisonous (the hero sometimes three days worth to his neck in snake blood), and not mixed with water. Western dragon blood, at best, causing burns. It should be noted that dragon blood is never blue. Thus we can immediately discard the assumption that the dragons are in the genetic relationship with cephalopods.
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