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A Dragon again

I haven’t figured out the connection between a dragon, and loyalty. Have you? But I like this award which rewards the loyalty of regular readers. Sage Doyle nominated me for this, and I in turn will pass it onto my dedicated readers. Sage, not his real name, writes poetry and contemporary fiction, click here to visit his blog. First, a few things about dragons you might not know:- There are two types of mythical dragon, the European and the Chinese, which developed separately. Originally they were based on a serpent, but since the Middle Ages they have assumed legs and resemble a lizard. The English word ‘dragon’ derives from the Greek δράκων (drákōn) meaning ‘dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake’. The best-known literary dragons of recent times are probably Smaug from JRR Tolkein’s The Hobbit [above], Christopher Paolini’s Eragon [below] and the dragons in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series. As well as baby Norbert, there is the Hungarian Horntail which Harry fights in the first task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament. In Vietnam, according to an ancient creation myth, the Vietnamese people are descended from a dragon and a fairy. Now, the award rules:- 1. Display the award on your blog.
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