Chinese dragon - in Chinese mythology and culture is a symbol of good beginning of the Chinese nation and is associated with the element of water. In honor of the dragon in China is annually held festival dragon boats.
The Chinese believe that a dragon lives not only in the water on earth, but also in the sky. He is the god of rain and moisture and is associated with the cult of fertility. Images of a dragon has 2500 years ago were used in rituals to induce rain.
Describe the exterior of a Chinese dragon with the head of a camel, horns of a deer, eyes of the demon-necked snake, scales of a carp, claws of an eagle, paws of a tiger and a cow's ears. At the top of the head of the dragons is a bump, so that they can fly without wings.
Dimensions of Chinese dragons - from 1 to 300 meters.
Chinese dragons reproduce by laying eggs, but some babies may be born and a millennium. At their birth spilled strong meteor showers, thunder storms with large hail.
Chinese dragons were divided into four groups, each of which has its differences:
Celestial dragon who guards the home of gods and carries them to the chariot.
Dragon hidden treasures, which protects underground precious stones and metals and operates the volcanoes.
Earthen dragon, which manages the seas and rivers.
Divine Dragon, which controls the weather, wind, rain and thunder.
Earth and the Divine Dragon people are the kings imagines dragons, they have a human body, a dragon head and live in the seas to the east, south, west and north.
Other breeds of dragons: red dragon scales, a dragon with wings, a blue dragon with horns, hornless - red, white and green dragons - are associated with the land. Chinese dragons are also black, white, red or yellow. Yellow Dragon are considered the most important. Each dragon is born from the gold color of his skin. Dragon Age can also be determined by the color of skin. Yellow, red, white and black dragons for a thousand years, blue - for eight hundred.
Dragons can change their appearance, including taking the image of man. The Chinese believe that dragons scare leaves of certain plants, silk thread of five colors, wax, iron or millipede.