- The Five Elements' Dragons
Fire, Wood, Metal , Water and Earth Dragon
According to certain mythologies, the five elements of wood, fire, earth, water, and metal are the source of everything in the cosmos.
Dragons are among the most well-known and enduring mythological creatures in existence, and they have long been accepted as real.
Many cultures, including those in the Americas, Europe, India, and China, are familiar with dragon tales. They have a lengthy and varied history and continue to appear in our literature, movies, and television programs where valiant heroes regularly engage in battle to defeat the animals.
In the past, people believed that the existence of dragons was supported by both hard evidence and folklore. For millennia no one knew what to make of the giant bones that were occasionally unearthed around the globe, and dragons seemed a logical choice for people who had no knowledge of dinosaurs.
According to some traditions, everything in the universe comes from the five elements: wood, fire, earth, water, and metal.
Dragons are among the most popular and enduring of the world's mythological creatures, believed to have been real for centuries.
Dragon tales are known in many cultures, from the Americas to Europe, and from India to China. They have a long and rich history in many forms and continue to populate our books, films and television shows, as brave heroes routinely fight to slay the beasts.
The belief in dragons was based not just in legend but also in hard evidence, or at least that's what people thought, long ago. For millennia no one knew what to make of the giant bones that were occasionally unearthed around the globe, and dragons seemed a logical choice for people who had no knowledge of dinosaurs.
The word "dragon" comes from the ancient Greek word "draconta," meaning "to watch," suggesting that the beast guards treasure, such as mountains of gold coins or gems.
Dragons are one of the few monsters cast in mythology primarily as a powerful and fearsome opponent to be slain. They don't simply exist for their own sake; they exist largely as a foil for bold adventurers. Other mythical beasts such as trolls, elves and fairies interact with people (sometimes mischievously, sometimes helpfully) but their main role is not as a combatant.
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