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North and South American Dragons

The dragon myths of the North and South Americas aren’t as famous worldwide as those of Europe and Asia. However, they are as colorful and fascinating as ...

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Middle Eastern Dragons and What They Symbolized

The many dragons and serpentine monsters from the ancient Middle Eastern cultures are among the oldest in the world. Some of them can be traced back to over ...

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Chinese Dragons – Why Are They So Important?

Dragons are among the most popular symbols in China and are widely regarded as the most recognizable Chinese symbol outside of the country as well. The ...

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Vritra and Other Hindu Dragons

Dragons are not as prominently figured in Hinduism as they are in other Asian cultures but it’d be wrong to say that there are no Hindu dragons. In fact, ...

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What Was the Griffin? – History and Symbolism

One of the most prominent motifs in the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean areas, the griffin is a mythical creature, often depicted with an eagle’s head ...

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The Importance and Symbolism of the Roman She-Wolf

The she-wolf is an essential symbol of Roman history and culture, and appears throughout the city in various types of artwork. Wolves, in general, are ...

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Dragons – Here’s How They Originated and Spread Across the Globe

Dragons are one of the most wide-spread mythological creatures across human cultures, legends, and religions. As such they literally come in all shapes and ...

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Persian Lion and Sun Symbol – History and Meaning

The lion and sun (Persian: شیر و خورشید) motif features a lion looking to its left, holding a sword in one paw with the rays of the sun shining behind it. ...

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Fenrir – Origins and Symbolism

Fenrir is one of the most famous mythological wolves in the world and has been the inspiration behind the creation of many other fictional wolf and hound ...

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Two Golden Fish: A Buddhist Good Luck Symbol

A pair of golden fish (carp, usually) forms part of the Ashtamangala, an eight-piece suite of auspicious signs associated with Buddhism and other related ...