What do you know about dragons?

jetsetplayboy (@jetsetplayboy) 10 years, 5 months ago

There’s a huge collective knowledge here, and I’d like to tap into it. What do you guys (and ladies, of course) know about dragons? Symbology, mythology, etc? I realize I could do a search on Google, but I’m about to go to work and would like other people’s input.

More specifically, something called, "the path of the dragon". Is that a real thing? What does it mean? In meditation I saw a dragon that spoke of it, saying I had chosen to walk the path of the dragon.

So, like I said–what do you all know about dragons?

December 15, 2011 at 2:02 am
Anonymous (8) (@) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

All I know is there not to be fucked with and if your walking and you see a dragon you should probably turn around, lol I await to read posts in this one

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BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Dragons are mythical, demi-god ish creatures in Japanese culture. They are an intelligence outside the realm of human emotion and passion who help guide the development of the civilization; they are also water deities. They are incredibly old spirits who help connect the human spiritual world with the other spirits. At least, that is my impression, based on the bits and snippets of Japanese culture that I’ve picked up here and there…

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BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

!! holy crap!

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Joseph (114) (@warriors41) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Dragons are creatures that ride the wind. I have heard that a long time ago people uncovered the head of a triceratops (or some other similar dinosaur) and noticed that it must have been from some big lizard. They then saw that it had a beak just like that of an eagle and realized it must have been able to fly. In the medieval sense dragons were winged lizards but in china they are more like decoratively feathered serpents. Who knows…

Triceratops skull: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Triceratops_side_view.jpg

If you want a real dragon check out this bad boy from the Indonesian islands http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/191240193_b2e0286c92.jpg They’re huge and they run reaally fast :P
lol this is all I know about dragons.

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Kimono dragons will fuck you up.
Turin fucked a dragon up.
Guido tattoos fucked Chinese dragons up.

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BirdFlyingHigh (152) (@birdflyinghigh) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Tits, you are the tits.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

^(like)

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R.V. Star (151) (@rickvonstar) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

ellie

my god…

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

All I know is that when ever I kill them I take it’s soul and learn a new shout. I then take its bones and scales and make myself a nice, new set of dragon armor.

(Go die in a hole if you don’t get the reference) :)

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Light armor > Heavy armor

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clintbeastwood (6) (@clintbeastwood) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

^ Agreed
All you need is a little Fus Ro Dah….and Dragonrend.

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jetsetplayboy (8) (@jetsetplayboy) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

No Skyrim!!!

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Lunisol (0) (@lunisol) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I dont remeber what I was reading at the time, but I seem to remember that “The Path of the Dragon” was a sort of journey into metaphysics. I remember a picture of a man standing in a dragons mouth, with the inscription underneath saying something about “entering the dragons mouth’ was an initiation into the journey. I don’t seem to remember much else about ‘the path of the Dragon’.

As for general info on Dragons, there’s a plethora of info out there, and Dragons tend to mean different thing to people in different parts of the world. For example, Western culture views Dragons as evil, with religion linking it to the devil. However as most of us know, in the Asian countries Dragons are perceived as wholly benevolent creatures.

There are many types of dragons ranging from the typical western style “European” Dragon with 4 legs and 2 wings, to Wyverns with 2 legs and 2 wings, Knuckers with 4 legs and no wings, Lindwyrms with no legs and 2 wings, and the “Chinese”Dragons which are categorized by the number of digits on their feet, having 4 legs and no wings but able to fly using their whiskers.

Anyway, this is all just a little info I remember, I didnt fact-check any of this before writing so dont quote me on the accuracy, but it’s easy to google it.

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clintbeastwood (6) (@clintbeastwood) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I used to be as cool as Alexa…then I took an arrow to the knee…Anyways dragons used to rule the Earth and humans were their slaves. Humans rose up and learned “The Voice” and fought back and defeated the dragons…for now…They may be back in 2012.

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Bruce Lee was called “the Little Dragon” I presume the path of the dragon is something along the the lines of the Chinese disciplines.
What I know about dragons is 1)they collect gold, but not for it’s value but because it is shinny and looks pretty 2)they only take virgins, I don’t know what for. 3)they live in dark damp dens and 4)to kill one you need a blade forged in the blood of a dragon, you need to kill a dragon to forge one but you need one to kill one, catch 22.

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Lunisol (0) (@lunisol) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

You can never truely kill a dragon, though once mortally wounded they will presumably teleport to another realm *explaining why there are no dragon bones laying around* to rest and heal themselves. eventually with human overpopulation most have left for this other realm to escape our violence.

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Megan Wilson (5) (@poefan2490) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I remember reading briefly about “the path of the dragon” in a Chinese mythology text once. Sadly I can’t remember much about it. All I know is that it was a sort of spiritual journey that had a deep and sacred meaning.

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Let’s not forget Machida!

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Matt (26) (@greenthinker) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

And Shogun the dragon slayer.

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Lunisol (0) (@lunisol) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I binged “The Path of the dragon”, and after wading through a bunch of BS I found a few interesting sites.
http://www.dragonalchemy.com/ – Dragon healing
http://www.amarushka.com/ – Dragonkin, a site for those of dragons blood

Sadly these are the only good links I found in 10 pages of bing.. pretty sad, most everything else is movie or video game related.

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clintbeastwood (6) (@clintbeastwood) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

Bones Jones is the new dragon slayer.

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Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

(2) For Jung, the first stage of the individuation process is the conscious ego’s heroic struggle {the hero/heroine journey of mythology} to lift itself out of the orginal all-encompassing unconsciousness and to establish control of unconscious forces. This finds symbolic representation in the legendary dragon-slayer, St George (St George = the ego; the dragon = the unconscious).

It’s on the path of individuation (kinda something like enlightenment for Jung). If you’re interested in symbolism, he’s the guy to go to.

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stonedragon (143) (@stonedragon21) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

I AM THE STONE DRAGON>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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Manimal (2,998) (@manimal) 10 years, 5 months ago ago

The western dragon is a symbol of the ego. It lays in its cave, guarding shit and gets super pissed if someone tries to take that shit.

The eastern dragon is more like a power symbol. In esoteric taoism dragon means male (and female is tiger)

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