Longer and more lithe than its European counterparts, theHorned Chinese dragonwas the wisest of all and is a symbol of Imperial power. It has a long, serpent-like body, lions’ claws and a wide head with a square jaw.
Though it has no wings, it can fly through its magic.
It is usually depicted as mostly red with a gold underbelly, beard and fringe.
Several Chinese myths explain the emperor-dragon connection. For over 2,000 years, Emperors have been known as the True Dragon, Son of Heaven. They have sat on thrones decorated with dragons, their pens have been called the Dragon’s Brush, and their coat of arms showed two dragons fighting over a pearl.
Mooney, Carla. Dragons. San Diego, CA: ReferencePoint Press, 2011. Print.
The Mythical Realms collection pulls from fantasy and folklore from all over the world to create some truly breathtaking toys of mythical creatures. This collection includes fascinating beasts from a wide range of sources, including medieval legends and Ancient Greek mythology. Folklore and fantasy come to life with these highly detailed, hand-painted mythical figures!