List of Dragons in
Mythology and Folklore
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· Aido Wedo, the Rainbow Serpent of Dahomey mythology
· Apalala, a mythical river dragon who was converted to Buddhism
· Apep or Apophis the giant snake or serpent from Egyptian mythology
· Azazel is described as a dragon in the Apocalypse of Abraham
· Azhi Dahaka in Avestan mythology.
· Qinglong, in Chinese mythology, one of the Four Symbols (Chinese constellation)
· Bolla (also "Bullar"), the sleeping dragon of Albanian mythology
· Brnensky drak (The dragon of Brno), the dragon killed nearby Moravian city (legend)
· Con rit is a water dragon from Vietnamese mythology
· The Devil appears as a "great red dragon" in the Book of Revelation
· Dragon Kings, from Chinese mythology
· The Dragon of Loschy Hill, of Yorkshire folklore
· The Dragons of St. Leonard's Forest, of Sussex folklore
· Fafnir, transformed dragon (Germanic mythology)
· The Green Dragon of Mordiford, of Herefordshire folklore
· Gorynych, the most famous of Russian dragons
· Huanglong, the Yellow Dragon of the Center, in Chinese mythology
· The Knucker from Lyminster in Sussex
· Lagarfljótsormurinn, A worm/dragon living in the Lagarfljót, near Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
· The Hydra, also called the Lernaean Hydra, from Greek Mythology is described as a dragon-like animal
· Illuyankas from Hittite mythology
· Ladon from Greek mythology
· The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, of Northumbrian legend
· The Lambton Worm, of Northumbrian legend
· The Ljubljana dragon, the protector dragon of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia
· The Longwitton dragon, of Northumbrian legend
· Lotan/Leviathan from Levantine mythology and Hebrew scriptures, a demonic dragon reigning the waters
· The Meister Stoor Worm of Orkney legend
· Mushussu, musrussu or sirrush, the Babylonian dragon from the Ishtar Gate
· Níðhöggr (the 'Dread Biter', also spelled Nidhogg) and Jörmungandr the Midgard's Worm from Norse mythology
· Ouroboros the "tail-eater."
· Orochi, the eight-headed serpent slain by Susanoo in Japanese mythology
· Python, from Greek mythology, the snake killed by Apollo
· Quetzalcoatl from Aztec mythology has a dragon-like aspect
· Ryūjin was the dragon god of the sea in Japanese mythology.
· Sárkány, dragon of Hungarian mythology
· Seiryū, the Japanese name for the azure dragon
· Smok Wawelski (the Wawel Dragon) from Polish mythology, was killed by a clever shoemaker's apprentice
· The Tarasque, tamed by Saint Martha
· Tiamat and Apsu from Babylonian mythology are sometimes considered dragons
· Typhon from Greek mythology is often thought of as a dragon
· The Whitby Wyrm of Yorkshire Folklore
· Xiuhcoatl is a serpent from Aztec mythology
· Yaw from Levantine mythology and the dragon in the Book of Revelation
· Y Ddraig Goch, the Red dragon of the Brythons (the white dragon that it killed in the story of Lludd and Llevelys is that of the Saxons)
· Zilant, by the Tataro-Bulgarian mythology lived in present-day Kazan and is represented on the city's coat of arms
· Zirnitra, dragon-god in Wendish mythology. It was later used in the Royal Danish heraldry as a representation of Wendland
· Zmey Gorynych - The dragon of the Slavic mythology. Its name is translated as "Snake son-of-mountain" (due to the fact it lives in a mountain), it has three heads, wings, and it spits fire.
· The unnamed five-headed dragon subdued by the Buddhist goddess Benzaiten at Enoshima in Japan in A.D. 552
· The unnamed dragon (referred to by the Saxon draca and wyrm) defeated by Beowulf and Wiglaf in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.
· The unnamed dragon defeated by Saint George.
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This list has been obtained in whole or in part from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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