National Appreciate A Dragon Day

National Appreciate A Dragon Day

The mythological dragon, a magical, scaly creature made from fire, has existed since ancient times. With their celestial ways, otherworldly presence and fascinating lives, dragons make life a lot easier and continue to amaze us.

Day to Appreciate Dragons is dedicated to sharing your love and knowledge about dragons.

Donita K.Paul started Appreciate A Dragon Day to celebrate the publication of her first fantasy novel, “Dragonspell”, as part of The DragonKeeper Chronicles’ five-volume series.

Dragons are a popular mythological element in cultures around the globe. The fear of dragons can both inspire and frighten us. The fearsome Western dragons have been seen as creatures that can be overcome or with whom one can have kinship. Eastern dragons, on the other hand, were often associated with royalty and heavenly forces depending on where they came from.

Dragons are often associated with the conquering the spiritual soul. They also represent many human emotions that can block our path to enlightenment. Modern culture has always held a fascination for dragons, and many filmmakers and authors have made the image of a Dragon something that people can appreciate.

Tolkien’s novels, Ursula and J.K. Rowling are some of the most well-known stories about dragons. Films, TV shows, and movies such as Game of Thrones, How to Raise a Dragon, and Eragon, have influenced how people view dragons and eventually fall in love. Since the beginning of time, dragons have been around in various forms and with different alignments of good or evil.

Cultures have different views of dragons. Most societies held ambivalent views of dragons in ancient times. These giant flying serpents, like all other creatures, had both a positive and negative side.

However, attitudes toward dragons in the West changed when Christianity was introduced in the late Roman period. Because of their serpentine nature, dragons were immediately associated with evil and had to be defeated. Many believed dragons were real and made stories about how brave warriors had to venture into the wilderness to defeat them. This thinking is evident in the tale of St. George’s dragon.

It is easy to see why dragons are real when you look at it more closely. In ancient times, giant bones were unexplainable. Nobody knew what dinosaurs were or how fossilized bones could be millions of years old. These creatures died a few years ago and may still be alive. To protect your self, believing in “dragons”, was rational and possibly necessary.

These ideas were not far from the nineteenth- and twentieth-century discoveries in paleontology. The public’s imagination was sparked by the discovery that giant serpent-like creatures existed on Earth millions of years ago.

National Dragon Day is a celebration of the diversity of dragons. There are many types of dragons, including the fire-breathing variety. They look like gargoyles in medieval churches. Some are multi-headed hydras which appear out of the water. They are often depicted as wyverns or basilisks, or other mythical creatures that have no connection to the real world.

Carol Rose, folklore expert, points out that dragons are “composite creatures.” This is why we tend to view them as highly-stylized as seen in movies like The Hobbit. Rose points out that they can possess unusual features such as elephant trunks.

The idea of dragons interfacing with humans is awe inspiring and filling our minds with imagination. People are asked to share their favourite dragon in popular culture and why they love dragons on Appreciate a Dragon Day.

There are many options when it comes to celebrating Appreciate the Dragon Day.

You can draw, sketch, or color pictures of dragons. Enjoy a favorite movie about dragons with your friends. You can also read fantasy novels about dragons like The DragonKeeper Series. You can buy or sew a stuffed Dragon for yourself or a friend. It’s completely kosher!

Another idea is to use the day for cooking a meal fit to a dragon. It is not clear what this means. However, heavy charring is an option. You’re looking for something that sparks passion and fire!

You can also learn Dragonese to write. This is the language dragons use in How to Train Your Dragon. You can explore the entire world of words that scriptwriters created.

There are many other ways to indulge. You can also collect books and movies about dragons, and start a collection. You could also create a dragon mosaic, host a puppet show or do any other thing you like to do with dragons.

You’ll be amazed at how many people love dragons once you get started talking about them. Do not keep Appreciate Dragon Day to yourself. Spread your dragon love with friends!


Jan 16 2025


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