3. Chinese and Western dragons
about Western dragons
in Chinese and western culture or legends, dragons appear as the strong
there are many differences and similarities between them.
So we gathered much information about Chinese and western dragons, and discussed
with our American and Italian friends on the blog "Dragons' legend."
They offered us lots of important information about western dragons and it's
good to know that they love dragons.
This is our blog called "Dragons' legend"
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discussing the western dragons and Chinese dragons with our teammates and our
foreign friends. We compared them based on their appearance, abilities, and so
on, and made lists on their differences and similarities. It's interesting to know more about the magical and legendary dragons
and their different images in different cultures.
is the lists which clearly state Chinese and Western dragons' differences and
People's feeling and ideas about dragons.
in Chinese think that Chinese dragons are lucky creatures which can bring
happiness and power, and even worshiped as gods.
dragons are portrayed as evil because they would eat people or destroy
villages. So there is much folklore about the fighting between heroes and
dragons. But there are still some exceptions. Some of them are wise and
would help people when they need advice.
dragons all have four legs.
Western Chinese have two legs, but some of them have four legs.
Chinese dragons don’t have wings.
dragons usually have bat-like or bird-like wings.
dragons have scales.
western dragons have leather skin, not scales.
dragons often appear in Chinese festivals, celebration and weddings.
we know, western dragons seldom appear in festivals.
and differences with other dragons which are the same species.
Chinese dragons look similar though they have different colors and small
parts of body features.
dragons look very different from other western dragons. Some look like snakes, when
others look like dinosaurs, and even lions.
places where they live
Chinese and western dragons live in mountains, sea, or rivers.
dragons and Western dragons have similar abilities, like flying or
are mysterious animals.
one, (if yes, only few) has ever seen real Chinese and Western dragons.
And that is why so many legends and stories about dragons have been talked
for thousands of years.
and Chinese dragons are the symbols of power.
look like animals.
can see many animals’ features on Chinese and western dragons.
They are hatched from eggs.
to the legends, Western
and Chinese dragons are hatched from eggs.