Are Chinese Dragons evil?
Chinese Dragons are symbols of wealth, wisdom, power and nobility. It was the symbol of the Emperor in ancient China.
Dragons in Chinese culture, unlike the Western dragons, are not depicted as enemies to be defeated. They are wise and welcoming and a sign that good things will happen.
Dragons are found everywhere in everyday Chinese life:
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Distinctive features of DragonsSince the Dragon is a creature from Chinese mythology and not a real animal, it adopts characteristics from several animals. In Chinese culture the dragon has:
About the Dragon and Phoenix
Often we find dragons together with the Chinese Phoenix. The Phoenix is also a creature from Chinese mythology and symbolizes good luck, peace, kindness and glory.
The Chinese considered the Dragon the male element, and the Phoenix, the female element. Together, they both symbolize the union of yin and yang, and a happy marriage.
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