Since ancient times, dragons have always existed in mythology where they were either revered, feared or worshipped. How dragons looked, varies from culture to culture. The modern-day dragon, depicted in films and shows are very traditional in their outlook.
In most cases of fiction, dragons are either brought to an end or are simply shown to be lost in a different dimension. The deficiency of such narratives and compositions is, they all end with the vanishing or termination of the dragon kind or consign the whole species to simple fantasy and legend, proclaiming that they are more allegorical manifestations of the aggregate subliminal of humankind or a few aggregate mental trip of our antiquated predecessors than flesh animals.
In this blog I will showcase why these creatures are so powerful and revered in many beliefs.
Dragons are known as winged serpents for many and are generally portrayed as savage and with a somewhat insatiable hunger. All things considered; they will eat basically any creature, no matter what it is. Being monstrous animals, they will frequently chase after the biggest creatures. They are hoarders of treasures, beasts of the darkness and seclusion and even shape – shifters.
“Draconem” itself comes from the Greek word “drakon” (importance snake or a goliath fish). The root “derk”, shows that the strict significance of “drakon” was as per “he who has a human look”. This word can likewise be connected with different terms, for example, “sharp”, “noticeable” or the capacity to see obviously.
To be sure, in old Norse, “ormr” signifies “mythical serpent” or “dragon” to be exact, it assigns a “worm” or “vurm”. Anyway, it is converted into “dragons” since it is related with animals looking like mythical beasts and snakes.
In old Irish folklore, “drag” implied fire. This is fascinating and intriguing, as large numbers of the mythical serpents of Ireland were more connected with the component of water. One model is Muirdris, a colossal water snake.
Dragon are known to be powerful for a multitude of reasons starting off with the fact that they are massive in size along with great strength, they are resistant to a lot of weapons. They can fly which is always handy to have, and in most cases they breath fire. Though the power of the dragon isn’t just limited to its own skills but also many fantasy writings believe with the inception of dragons came magic so there are also magical aspects to the dragons as well.
In the book Legends of Shimrah written by Nadha Zar we get to see how she portrays dragons in a completely different and astonishingly vivid manner. Dragons throughout the ages have been ever evolving, ever changing but this transformation of our familiar dragon is truly mind bending.
The dragonesque majesty of Shimrah, sport an exceedingly different and elegant stature to that of our conventional dragons as they have fan shaped, half circular wings, stiff mantles behind their necks and a long intricate horn. They are creatures of pure brilliance and the manner in which they come into existence is to say the very least, staggering. Their relationship with the Shimrans and the sacred ritual of the Entwinement that they engage in are the epitome of originality in dragon lore.
The Shimran dragons, while retaining their ferocity, supremacy and power, have been portrayed as extremely adorable and immensely jovial creatures which keep some of their Shimrans in stitches of mirth and others shaking in irritation. The Dragonlight within their horns, their uncurbable humour, their extensive magical abilities and their sacrosanct bind with Shimrans make these dragons, extremely worthwhile to get to know.