Dragons in Chinese Tradition

by Nicole Fallon

THE DRAGON is an important figure in Chinese mythology and folklore. In contrast to Western dragons, Chinese dragons are long, serpentine creatures with four legs and no wings. They are symbols of power and good luck, and are traditionally associated with bodies of water and the control of rain, storms, and floods. With these auspicious associations, the dragon was often associated with the Emperor in China.

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