- A mythical monster generally represented as a huge, winged reptile with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and often spouting fire.
- Archaic . a huge serpent or snake.
- Bible . a large animal, possibly a large snake or crocodile, Satan.
- a fierce, violent person, my Home Economics teacher (OK, so I made that last one up).
No need to tell you of the physical features of a dragon as I'm pretty certain that most of you will be able to picture one BUT did you know ..........
- They have a special love of terrifying young girls, putting them off cooking for the rest of their lives - sorry, I'm thinking of my Home Economics teacher again.
- They have an amazing sight being able to see up to a mile away or even further, a perfect sense of smell, and fantastic hearing which makes them capable of hearing sound waves too low for the human ear.
- They are said to eat only once a month, myth having them prefer a
McDonalds Happy Mealyoung female virgin ..... why this is n one seems to know but I like this answer given by Miss Dementia on Yahoo Answers: A virgin would be young and everyone knows that young meat is better tasting than something that's been kicking around so long it gets old, grizzled and tough. Dragons, being unfamiliar with the culinary technique known as "braising", therefore prefer the young, tender meat so they can give it a quick blast and it's ready to eat.
- They can change colour.
- They are able to breath fire by devouring the bones of their prey which, when digested, mix with the stomach acid of the dragon producing hydrogen which is stored in the bones until needed.
- In its mouth a dragon has a Thor's Thimble which, when flexed, creates an electrical spark which ignites the hydrogen producing brilliant flames.
- Eating a dragons heart is said to give the individual the power of understanding birds, whilst eating the dragons' tongue enables the person to win any argument, and rubbing the dragons' blood on skin will protect against stab wounds.
- Some legends have it that the only way to truly kill a dragon s to burn it at the stake - yum tasty.
Entering the English language in the earlier part of the 13th century, the word dragon comes from the Latin draconem meaning huge serpent, from the Greek drakon (giant seafish).
The rarest of all dragons, faerie dragons (also known as sprites or blink dragons) have a feathery antennae sprouting from their head, wings that are moth like and turquoise scales that shimmer and, far form eating young virgins, are actually vegetarians.
Long used by Night Elves (Hmm, another character for my folk lore posts?), though Faerie Dragons are only small, they police the Emerald Dream (a vast, forever changing spirit world) from magic with their unique ability to phase out of reality ..... a skill that requires a great deal of energy and means that the dragon has to rest between times, it is probably for this reason that, unlike the traditional dragon, they travel in groups.