The Lantern Festival Chinese Dragons
Dragons in Chinese culture, unlike the Western dragons, are not depicted as enemies to be defeated. They are wise and welcoming and a sign that good things will happen.
Distinctive features of Dragons Since the Dragon is a creature from Chinese mythology and not a real animal, it adopts characteristics from several animals. In Chinese culture the dragon has: the body of a serpent the claws of an eagle the legs of a tiger the whiskers of a catfish the antlers of a deer the scales of a fish
Chinese Dragons are symbols of wealth, wisdom, power and nobility. It was the symbol of the Emperor in ancient China.
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