Chinese Dragons 龍 3
POWER AND SYMBOLISM
Most Eastern Dragons are beautiful, friendly, and wise.
They are loved and worshiped. There are many temples and shrines which have been built to honour them.
Many pictures of oriental dragons show a flaming pearl under their chin or in their claws. The pearl is associated with wealth, good luck, and prosperity.
Chinese Dragon symbolizes power and excellence, boldness, heroism and perseverance, nobility and divinity. The Emperor of China used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
Chinese dragons are strongly associated with water in popular belief.
They are believed to be the rulers of moving bodies of water, such as waterfalls, rivers, or seas. They are also considered to control water-related weather phenomenon.
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