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Offline Fiokar_Dracolas

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« on: May 12, 2003, 01:28:37 PM »
I have been extermely facinated with dragons lately. Part of this is due to my campaign (which centers around them). I'm just a little curious as to how many different types of dragons exist both in real mythology and the various different gaming systems. Does anyone know anything interesting?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2003, 04:18:10 PM »
Well, lessee, theres yer typical Western Dragon (Wings, teeth, scales, claws)
Eastern Dragon (Snakelike, good luck, hodgepodge of animals)
Wyverns (Self-explanatory)
Drakes (Snake-like, wingless dragons of fire and ice)
Hydras
Lindwurms (Scandinavian dragons that are aquatic)
Amphisbaena (A dragon with a human face and snake on the end of it's tail)

There are many more.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2003, 02:24:16 AM »
Types of Dragons - try this site.

http://www.blackdrago.com/types.htm
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2003, 08:54:35 PM »
I don't know if this counts as a dragon, but Uroborus (sp?), the great serpent who circled the world, trying to eat his own tail.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2003, 09:42:05 PM »
Ouroboros, who was absorbed into Norse mythology as Jormungandr, the serpent that encircled the world.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2003, 11:37:17 PM »
Found a really funky card this week with a picture of a three-headed dragon. Apparently it was a 'Dracohydra'. weird concept.

Thanks for the reference site Lady Wiccan Wolf. Some of those I hadn't considered dragons. I always thought of them as lizards or snakes.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2003, 03:29:21 AM »
A few bits about 'classical' D&D dragons, with some pictures.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2003, 08:39:35 PM »
well, seeing as I have my own warped view of mythology such as dragons and other creatures, I probably wouldn't be much of a help here, but I believe that a dragon is defined by a large reptile. It has wings, but can not always fly, and doesnt always breathe fire. (sometimes its a steamer.)
Also, dragons are intelligent, but in a primitive way. They think only for survival and have advanced instincts that more "sentient" races could never even touch on.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2003, 12:40:13 PM »
One of the reasons I started this particular thread is to try and expand my own definition of what is a dragon. I've seen some sites that have furred dragons. There are many cases throughout literature (or fiction, though I don't know if there really is a major difference) for nearly every dragon personality imaginable.

There are many different beliefs as to what constitutes a dragon. I'm out to learn as many of them as I can.
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2003, 06:47:46 AM »
A story about one dragon and a man, that I just happen to like.

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