They are enormous, many times feathered, winged, with magical powers or fire breath and they entice the audience’s curiosity. Dragons may be one of the first cultural manifestations or myths created by human kind. The variety of dragons in stories and myths is huge. Despite being commonly present in the folklore of distant peoples such as the Chinese and Europeans, dragons assume different roles and symbology in each culture, sometimes being supernatural sources of wisdom and strength or merely destructive beasts.
Due to their relatively big bodies, it’s generally common for these creatures to be depicted as mythological adversaries of heroes or gods in great epic tales told by ancient peoples. It’s also common for them to be responsible for many mythical tasks such as carrying the weight of the world or controlling climatic phenomena. Despite the appearance or the mythical role, however, dragons are present in millions of cultures around the world.