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A Greedy Indian Dragon Who Drank All the Waters of the Earth
The god Indra slew Ahi on top of a mountain and all the waters rushed back down to the earth.
Aido Hwedo
A West African Rainbow Serpent
Before the Earth was formed the genderless Creator God, named Nana-Buluku by the Fon people of Dahomey, created a companion dragon called Aido Hwedo who was both male and female.It was a dragon able to move with ease between Heaven and Earth who carried the Creator in its mouth. Said to have created the mountains from its dung.
Azi Dahaka
A Three-headed Dragon from Persian Zoroastrian Belief
According to the Avesta, the Zoroastrian holy book, Azi Dahaka will break free and wreak havoc, destroy one-third of the human population.
The Basilisk
The King of Serpents Causing Death With a Single Glance
A creature with the head of a cockerel and the tail of a snake or dragon. "The basilisk is fabulously alleged to be hatched by a cockerel from the egg of a serpent (the reverse of the cockatrice, which was hatched from a hen's egg incubated by a serpent's nest)". (Wikipedia) Its glance causes death
A Firebreathing Dragon in the Pokemon Game
Gen 1 Pokémon, stage 2, 006 of pokedex and evolves from charmeleon
Chrysophylax Dives
The Comically Pompous Dragon from "Father Giles of Ham"
By J.R.R. Tolkien. His name means ‘Goldward the Rich’ when translated from the Greek and Latin.
The Dragon in the Tale by Ogden Nash
“The Tale of Custard the Dragon”
A Vast Serpent from the Qur'an
On the Day of Judgement the beast will speak to those who would not listen to the signs before.
The Dragon in the DreamWorks Movie 'Shrek'
Falls in love with Donkey.
A Dragon in 'Game of Thrones'
Mount of Daenerys Targaryen. Black with red markings. Larger and more aggressive than his siblings, he is named after Daenerys' husband Khal Drogo.
The Dragon from the Disney Movie 'Pete's Dragon'
A Swamp-dragon in the Discworld Novels
By Terry Pratchett. Given to Vimes by his wife to be the City Watch mascot in the novel “Guards! Guards!”
The Luckdragon in 'The Neverending Story'
By Michael Ende. A Luckdragon has an elongated pearl-colored body and accomplishes everything with luck!
A Norse God, Born a Dwarf, Transformed Into a Dragon by Greed
Killed by Sigurd / Siegfried
The Chinese Underworld Dragon
Keeper of precious metals and gems.
A Wingless, Fire-breathing Dragon in 'Middle-Earth'
By J.R.R.Tolkien. Slain by Turin
The Young House-dragon in the Movie 'The Flight of Dragons'
The movie was released straight to video in 1982.
A 6,000 Foot-long Dragon from the Work of Lucius Shephard
Frozen in place by a spell, people live in and on this dragon!
A Spanish Dragon Used in the Parades of the Festival of Corpus Christi
Used to ward of evils that might harm the people.
The Henham Dragon
A Hoax Dragon That Was Seen by Villagers of a British Village in 1669
The village of Henham in Essex was fooled by William Winstanley and his fake dragon.
A New Zealand Taniwha
Hunted in the Rotorua and Taupo region. Killed by Pitaka.
The Ice Dragon
A Friendly Dragon from the Children's TV Series 'Noggin the Nog'
Its breath freezes instead of burning.
The Islamic Dragon Said to Be Responsible for Comets, Eclipses and the Aurora Borealis
The World Serpent in Norse Mythology
Lies in the ocean, wrapped around the world, biting its own tail.
Ka-en-ankh Nereru
An Egyptian Cosmic Serpent Who Covers the Night Skies
Allows Ra to rejuvenate himself and make the new sun.
The Ancient Greek Serpent That Guarded the Garden of the Hesperides
Herakles killed it in order to steal the golden apples contained in the garden.
The Lambton Wyrm
A Reptile Caught by a Fisherman and Thrown Down a Well Where It Grew and Grew.
An English legend from the Middle Ages which takes place in County Durham where Lambton Castle stands.
The Lernaean Hydra
A Serpent With Many Heads
An ancient nameless serpent-like chthonic water beast. The Hydra of Lerna was killed by Heracles as one of his Twelve Labours.
The Biblical Sea Monster Referred to in the Old Testament
The word "Leviathan" appears five times in the Bible: Psalms 74:13-14; Job 41; Isaiah 27:1).
The Pet Dragon in the X-men Marvel Comics
Lockheed is a purple dragon from outer space, belonging to Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat.
Master Stoorworm
A Celtic Sea Serpent Whose Teeth Formed the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands
His crumpled body became Iceland.
The Dragon from the Disney Movie 'Mulan'
Mushu was demoted from Guardian Spirit to an incense burner before he accompanied Mulan on her quest.
Hagrid’s Baby Dragon in the Harry Potter Books by J.K Rowling
A Norwegian Ridgeback that hatched from an egg won by Hagrid in a card game.
An Irish Dragon Who Fled to Escape from St Patrick
Ploughed a furrow with his tail that is now the Shannon Valley.
The Pern Dragon
A Dragon from a Series of Novels by Anne McCaffrey
In “The Dragonriders of Pern” novels Pern Dragons are not magical, but a mutated species of lizard.
The Greek Earth-dragon Who Was Slain by Apollo at Delphi
The Greek word ‘Pythein’ means ‘to rot’
A Winged, Plumed Serpent God from Mexico
The name literally means ‘feathered snake’
A Dragon in 'Game of Thrones'
Is one of the three dragons born on the Dothraki Sea, along with Drogon and Viserion. He is named after Daenerys Targaryen's eldest brother, Rhaegar. He can be distinguished by his green and bronze colored scales, and his yellow-orange colored wings.
Eragon's Blue Dragon in 'The Inheritance Cycle'
Written by Christopher Paolini
The Chinese Spiritual Dragon Who is Also the New Year Good Luck Dragon
Controls the wind and rain.
The Dragon from 'The Hobbit'
By J.R .R Tolkien. Slain by Bard. Aka Smaug the Golden or Smaug the Dreadful The last of the Fire-Drakes of Middle-earth, who captured the Lonely Mountain.
The Older Dragon in the Movie 'The Flight of Dragons'
Smrgol gives his life defeating an Ogre.
The Soup Dragon
The Green Dragon from the Children's TV Series 'The Clangers'
Keeps the Clangers supplied with Green Soup from the planet's volcanic soup wells.
A Baby Dragon from My Little Pony
The Munster's Pet Dragon
In the TV series “The Munsters”.
A Dragon That Was Believed to Live in Lake Storsjon in Sweden
A team of people attempted to fish the dragon out in 1894, using a big cage. It didn’t work.
Murtagh's Red Dragon in 'The Inheritance Cycle'
Written by Christopher Paolini.
The Chinese Celestial Dragon
Protects the places of the Gods.
The Fire-tongued, Hundred Headed, Monstrous Son of Gaia and Tartarus in Greek Mythology
The Greek "typhein" means ‘to smoke’.
A Japanese Dragon Said to Fly Down and Snatch Men off Horse-back
Supposedly killed by Yegara-no-Heida
The Hindu Serpent-dragon, One of the Eight Dragon Kings
His body was used to churn the ocean of milk.
Vermithrax Pejorative
The Last Dragon in the Movie 'Dragonslayer' (1981)
She demands virgin female sacrifices from the people of Urland.
A Dragon in 'Game of Thrones'
One of the three dragons born in the Dothraki Sea, along with Drogon and Rhaegal, and is named after Daenerys Targaryen's elder brother, Viserys. He had cream and gold colored scales, and red-orange wings.
A French Dragon With One Red, Jewel Eye and Shining Scales
“The Drac: French Tales of Dragons and Demons” By Felice Holman and Nanine Valen
Y Ddraig Goch
The Welsh Red Dragon
The oldest recorded use of the dragon to symbolize Wales is from the Historia Brittonum, written around 830, but it is popularly supposed to have been the battle standard of Arthur and other ancient Celtic leaders.

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Arjun Pai

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