A somewhat mythical creature that was said to be slayed by european knights in medieval times, and were regarded as a symbol of good luck to the Chinese.

I just think they are really awesome.
Note: The below is in my Christian Creationist view, dont read this if you Are offended with my viewpoints. I am bombarded with evolutionist viewpoints on the internet each day, allow me to have my viewpoints, if you'd be so kind:

The Bible was known to mention dragons. In fact the old testament mentions the word dragon 21 times, take note of the mentioning specifically in the book of Job.

Take note that Job is the oldest book in the Bible:

Job 40:19 And of the leviathan, the greatest of the ocean animals, God said that even the leviathan could not "stand before me" Job 41:34,10

(The leviathan, also called a dragon, was noted as one of the greatest beasts, along with the behemoth, in the Old testement.)

Job was more than likely mentioning of the Dinosaurs that were living in his time.

Or, more specifically Job was probably mentioning a Whale (Hebrews translates this is "tanniynim" literally translated as Dragon, but this cant be as Job 41:1-34 mentions the Leviathan as a firebreather, (which is not surprising, as there is a beetle today which has an explosive-causing mechanism.)

The flame-breathing aspect of the above was probably a plesiosaur.
by Not Zane August 16, 2004
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Possibly the best mythical creature known to this day.
Trogdor was a man. I mean, he was a dragon-man. Or maybe he was just a dragon!
by Kenthar March 20, 2003
The mythical creature that pwns all others. Enough said.
Dragons rocks my socks.
by Nidhogg June 26, 2005
(Please excuse the length of this definition, but I enjoy being thorough.)

In the traditional sense, dragons were large reptilian creatures first thought of in the medieval time. (medieval in the eastern and western sense.) In western realsm, the dragon was a greedy, tyranical brute who ate damsels, demolished villages, and kept a huge treasure hoarde. Mostly portrayed as a generally lizard-like creature with many crests and horns, terribley sharp claws, large teeth, sometimes quills or fur, and almost always wings. (Different variants occured, such as the wingless two-legged Linwurm, and the scorpion-tailed wyvern.)They might've also had a lion's or dog's head.

In the eastern realms, dragons were beneficial and wise. They did of course keep their treasure hoardes, a dragon is nothing without his shinies. (They're very good eating.)They were snakelike, colourful, posessed deer-antlers, usually had a mane of fur or a crest of the stuff running down their back. They were awfully powerful beings, usually close to the gods, and lived in mountains, and sometimes in the ocean. I don't kinow much more...I'm pretty sure they could breathe scalding water instead of fire.

Nowadays, dragons are an icon. Anime' abuses them, fantasy novels use them, and D&D keeps them sacred. In DD, there are two main types of dragons, called true dragons(western variety).

Here's a list...

Metallic (Good) Dragons

Gold: Looks much like a cross between a western and eastern dragon, breathes
fire, very wise. (Wings look like large fins.)

Silver: Traditional western dragon, with tall fin. Breathes frost, serene and graceful. (My favourite.)

Brass: Again a traditional western dragon. has connecting its limbs to its body, aquatic. Breathes lightning, fascinated with war. (Still good, though.)

Brass: Traditional western, has the fin-like wings of the goldy. Breathes fire, LOVES to talk.

Copper: Traditional western, fin-like wings. Spits acid. Incorrigable prankster.

Chromatic (EVIL!) dragons. (note all of them are traditionaly western.)

Red: Lives to destroy, incredibley greedy (even for a dragon.) Breathes fire (obviously).

Blue: Vain, proud, would do anything to save its hide. Breathes lightning.

Green: Manipulator, honey-tongued, curious of other creatures. Very interesting breath weapon, it spits a cloud of corrosive vapour. (My favourite chromey.)

Black: Horrible temper, territorial, cruel. Spits acid.

White: Very STUPID. Breathes frost. (More of an animal than a higher being.)

Note that these dragons are intelligent (except thew white), and cast magic, speak, manipulate, conquer, what have you. Most of the above stuff is from DD..
"Look, Sir Thelonius is slaying the Lindwurm!"

"Shinrao will help us, he'll know what to do."

"SILVER DRAGON! PRETTY!"

"GREEN DRAGON! PRETTY!"
by Alec October 01, 2004
A devil to some (The britans), a good luck charm to others (the chinese), but to me, thier just badass.
Do Not Meddle in the Affairs of Dragons, For You are Crunchy and Taste Good with Ketchup!
by Pyro Maniac May 09, 2004
The Beast of all Beasts
Thou shalt not slay thy dragon, thy dragon shalt slay thou.
by Adam Giannini November 26, 2003
a girl that you would have sex with but never enter into a full-fledged relationship with

You have to slay a couple of dragons before you find your princess!
in business terms: in HR- A benefits specialist with no hope of promotion

Matt: "Joe, you slay that dragon yet?"
Joe: "No dude, she wants to be my girlfriend!"


Hey, you want to go dragon slaying tonight?
No, I already slew one today and then threw her out!
by connorsji January 22, 2009
A mythical creature resembling a reptile. Usually huge and ridiculously powerful; often flies or spits fire and/or venom out of its mouth. May be benevolent or pure evil; usually depends on what part of the world the legend is coming from.

People often like to roleplay these creatures online.
"I have a plastic dragon on top of my monitor."
by Qit January 21, 2004

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