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List of dragons in mythology and folklore

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This article is a list of dragons in mythology and folklore.

Other dragons in mythology and folklore

  • Aido Wedo, the Rainbow Serpent of Dahomey mythology
  • Apalala, a mythical river dragon who was converted to Buddhism
  • Apep or Apophis the giant snake or serpent from Egyptian mythology
  • Azazel is described as a dragon in the Apocalypse of Abraham
  • Azhi Dahaka in Avestan mythology.
  • Qinglong (or Seiryū) in Chinese mythology, one of the Four Symbols (Chinese constellation)
  • Bisterne Dragon, a New Forest dragon of English folklore
  • Bolla (also "Bullar"), the sleeping dragon of Albanian mythology
  • Boitatá The name comes from the Old Tupi language and means "fiery serpent" (mboî tatá). Its great fiery eyes leave it almost blind by day, but by night, it can see everything. According to legend, Boi-tatá was a big serpent which survived a great deluge.
  • Brnensky drak (The dragon of Brno), the dragon killed nearby Moravian city (legend)
  • Con rit is a water dragon from Vietnamese mythology
  • Dragon Kings, from Chinese mythology
  • The Dragon of Loschy Hill, of Yorkshire folklore
  • The Dragons of St. Leonard's Forest, of Sussex folklore
  • Fafnir, transformed dragon (Germanic mythology)
  • The Green Dragon of Mordiford, of Herefordshire folklore
  • Gorynych, Zmei, the most famous of Russian dragons
  • The Graoully of Metz, symbol of christianization over paganism.
  • Guivres from Medieval France
  • Huanglong, the Yellow Dragon of the Center, in Chinese mythology
  • Jörmungandr, the sea serpent or dragon in Norse mythology
  • The Knucker from Lyminster in Sussex
  • Kur, the first ever dragon
  • Lagarfljótsormurinn, a lake monster or dragon living in the Lagarfljót, near Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
  • The Hydra, also called the Lernaean Hydra, from Greek Mythology is described as a dragon-like animal
  • Illuyankas from Hittite mythology
  • Ikuchi, of a youkai dragon water in Japanese mythology
  • Ladon from Greek mythology
  • The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, of Northumbrian legend
  • The Lambton Worm, of Northumbrian legend
  • The Worm of Linton, of Scottish legend
  • The Ljubljana dragon, the protector dragon of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia
  • The Longwitton dragon, of Northumbrian legend
  • Lotan/Leviathan from Levantine mythology and Hebrew scriptures, a demonic dragon reigning the waters
  • The Meister Stoor Worm of Orkney legend
  • Mushussu, musrussu or sirrush, the Babylonian dragon from the Ishtar Gate
  • Níðhöggr (the 'Dread Biter', also spelled Nidhogg) from Norse mythology
  • Ouroboros the "tail-eater."
  • Orochi, the eight-headed serpent slain by Susanoo in Japanese mythology
  • Piasa Bird of Illini people, Americas
  • Python, from Greek mythology, the snake killed by Apollo
  • Quetzalcoatl from Aztec mythology has a dragon-like aspect
  • Ryūjin, the dragon god of the sea in Japanese mythology.
  • Sárkány, dragon of Hungarian mythology
  • Sea serpent, water dragon from Worldwide
  • Smok Wawelski (the Wawel Dragon) from Polish mythology, was killed by a clever shoemaker's apprentice
  • The Tarasque, tamed by Saint Martha
  • Thevetat
  • Tiamat and Abzu from Babylonian mythology are sometimes considered dragons
  • Typhon from Greek mythology is often thought of as a dragon
  • Vritra, a major asura in Vedic religion
  • The Whitby Wyrm of Yorkshire Folklore
  • Xiuhcoatl is a serpent from Aztec mythology
  • Yam from Levantine mythology
  • Teju Jagua from Guaraní mythology is described was a huge lizard with seven dog-like heads, entitled to a "fiery gaze", and being associated as the god of fruits, caves and (more common with the Dragons in Europe) as the protector of hidden treasures
  • Zilant, by the Tataro-Bulgarian mythology lived in present-day Kazan and is represented on the city's coat of arms
  • Zirnitra, dragon-god in Wendish mythology. It was later used in the Royal Danish heraldry as a representation of Wendland
  • Zmey Gorynych – The dragon of the Slavic mythology. Its name is translated as "Snake son-of-mountain" (due to the fact it lives in a mountain), it has three heads, wings, and it spits fire.
  • The Amaru – Dragon or (Chimera) of Inca Mythology. It had a llama's head, fox's mouth, condor wings, snake's body, fish's tail and dragon scales.
  • The unnamed five-headed dragon subdued by the Buddhist goddess Benzaiten at Enoshima in Japan in A.D. 552
  • The unnamed dragon (referred to by the Saxon draca and wyrm) defeated by Beowulf and Wiglaf in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.
  • The unnamed dragon defeated by Saint George.
  • References

    List of dragons in mythology and folklore Wikipedia


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