One of the most annoying letters to come up with something for, as I am sure other people doing this challenge understand. Today I’m going to give you a plethora of unusual superstitions, facts, and titbits of information about dragons.

  • People thought that a weapon dipped in dragons blood would cause a wound that would never heal.
  • A bath in dragons blood could help you see into the future.
  • A dragon’s tooth brings good luck like horseshoes and four-leafed clover.
  • Dragons are the causes of eclipses, which is when they attempt to eat either the sun or the moon.
  • Dragons sighting have been recorded over the millennia. One such sighting was in London, England on 30th Nov 1222, where multiple dragon were seen flying over the city, and may have caused the sever thunderstorms and flooding that came just after they were seen.
  • Powdered dragon bone is thought to be a sovereign specific, able to cure any ill.
  • Dragon saliva can used as an ink that can mark metal and the base for exquisite perfumes.
  • Suspicions abound that dragons can shapeshift into others creatures, but if they can they are so good at acting as that creature, that no one has ever confirmed their true nature.
  • If you want to approach a dragon in friendship, take a gift along – a good gift is a drawing of the dragon that you want to befriend, since dragons have some vain tendencies.
  • When the world was thought to be flat, the edge of the map was always marked with ‘Here Be Dragons’ as people believed that dragons lived on the edge of the world, ready to eat any unwitting travellers that went too far.
  • Dragon are mentioned in the bible: Revelation, Chapter 12 (as well as other places).
  • An ancient metallic dragon’s scale makes an excellent mirror, as metallic dragon scales get shiner as they get older.
  • In alchemy, a winged dragon represents the volatile elements, and a wingless dragon the fixed elements.
  • If a Chinese dragon holds a fan in its tail, it’s female. If it holds a club in its tale, it’s male.
  • There is a constellation in the sky called Draco, the dragon stars. The tail sits between the big and little dippers.
  • In old England, the leaders of clans were called Dragons, and the King of the clans was called Pendragon (as in Arthur Pendragon, King Arthur and the round table). To slay a leader or king was to slay a dragon as they were just as fierce in battle.
  • Vikings carved dragons as figureheads on their boats, so that when they went raiding and came out of the mists, the dragon head would be the first thing that people saw.

And there you go, some unusual facts and superstitions about dragons. I hope your enjoyed – shout out to everyone still doing to a to z challenge, we’re on the home stretch now! Also, have a cute dragon dice holder, I kind of want one, but have no spare money, alas.

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