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Ahi
   is   
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
   is   
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
   is   
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
   is   
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
Charizard
   is   
A Firebreathing Dragon in the Pokemon Game
Gen 1 Pokémon, stage 2, 006 of pokedex and evolves from charmeleon
Chrysophylax Dives
   is   
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.
Custard
   is   
The Dragon in the Tale by Ogden Nash
“The Tale of Custard the Dragon”
Dabbat
   is   
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.
Dragon
   is   
The Dragon in the DreamWorks Movie “Shrek”
Falls in love with Donkey.
Elliot
   is   
The Dragon from the Disney Movie “Pete’s Dragon’
Errol
   is   
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!”
Falkor
   is   
The Luckdragon in “The Neverending Story”
By Michael Ende. A Luckdragon has an elongated pearl-colored body and accomplishes everything ‘With Luck!’
Fáfnir
   is   
A Norse God, Born a Dwarf, Transformed Into a Dragon by Greed
Killed by Sigurd / Siegfried
Fut's-Lung
   is   
The Chinese Underworld Dragon
Keeper of precious metals and gems.
Glaurung
   is   
A Wingless, Fire-breathing Dragon in “Middle-Earth”
By J.R.R.Tolkien. Slain by Turin
Gorbat
   is   
The Young House-dragon in the Movie ‘The Flight of Dragons’
The movie was released straight to video in 1982.
Griaule
   is   
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!
Guita
   is   
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
   is   
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.
Hotu-puku
   is   
A New Zealand Taniwha
Hunted in the Rotorua and Taupo region. Killed by Pitaka.
The Ice Dragon
   is   
A Friendly Dragon from the Children’s TV Series “Noggin the Nog”
Its breath freezes instead of burning.
Jawzahr
   is   
The Islamic Dragon Said to Be Responsible for Comets, Eclipses and the Aurora Borealis
Jormungandr
   is   
The World Serpent in Norse Mythology
Lies in the ocean, wrapped around the world, biting its own tail.
Ka-en-ankh Nereru
   is   
An Egyptian Cosmic Serpent Who Covers the Night Skies
Allows Ra to rejuvenate himself and make the new sun.
Ladon
   is   
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
   is   
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
   is   
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.
Leviathan
   is   
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).
Lockheed
   is   
The Pet Dragon in the “X-men” Marvel Comics
Lockheed is a purple dragon from outer space, belonging to Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat.
Master Stoorworm
   is   
A Celtic Sea Serpent Whose Teeth Formed the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands
His crumpled body became Iceland.
Mushu
   is   
The Dragon from the Disney Movie “Mulan”
Mushu was demoted from Guardian Spirit to an incense burner before he accompanied Mulan on her quest.
Norbert
   is   
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.
Ollipeist
   is   
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
   is   
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.
Python
   is   
The Greek Earth-dragon Who Was Slain by Apollo at Delphi
The Greek word ‘Pythein’ means ‘to rot’
Quetzalcoatl
   is   
A Winged, Plumed Serpent God from Mexico
The name literally means ‘feathered snake’
Saphira
   is   
The Blue Dragon in the Inheritance Cycle
Written by Christopher Paolini
Shen-Lung
   is   
The Chinese Spiritual Dragon Who is Also the New Year Good Luck Dragon
Controls the wind and rain.
Smaug
   is   
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.
Smrgol
   is   
The Older Dragon in the Movie “The Flight of Dragons”
Smrgol gives his life defeating an Ogre.
The Soup Dragon
   is   
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.
Spike
   is   
A Baby Dragon from My Little Pony
Spot
   is   
The Munster’s Pet Dragon
in the TV series “The Munsters”.
Storsjooduret
   is   
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.
Tien-Lung
   is   
The Chinese Celestial Dragon
Protects the places of the Gods.
Typhon
   is   
The Fire-tongued, Hundred Headed, Monstrous Son of Gaia and Tartarus in Greek Mythology
The Greek "typhein" means ‘to smoke’.
Uwibami
   is   
A Japanese Dragon Said to Fly Down and Snatch Men off Horse-back
Supposedly killed by Yegara-no-Heida
Vasuki
   is   
The Hindu Serpent-dragon, One of the Eight Dragon Kings
His body was used to churn the ocean of milk.
Vermithrax Pejorative
   is   
The Last Dragon in the Movie “Dragonslayer” (1981)
She demands virgin female sacrifices from the people of Urland.
Vouivre
   is   
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
   is   
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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