[test]Ancient Chinese DRAGONS
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Written by Lin Donn Illustrated by Phillip Martin
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Today, we know that magical dragons exist only in imagination and myth. They are mythical creatures. But in ancient China, the people firmly believed that dragons were real and powerful. The dragon was the sign of the emperors. Over time, “The Dragon” became a nickname for China.
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In ancient China, dragons were thought to be wise, caring, and a bit mischievous.
They did not breathe fire. They had personalities. They had magical powers.
They could appear and disappear whenever they wanted. They could turn into beasts if they were angry.
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Dragons in ancient China were a composite (a mix) of parts from different animals.
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These mythical creatures had
a camel head, a snake neck, fish scales, eagle claws, tiger paws, ox ears, deer horns, and whiskers.
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Their job in ancient China was to act as guardians.
Page 7: Wood Dragons
Legend says …. Wood dragons are brown.
They guard the forest. They are imaginative and curious, and come up with brilliant new ideas. They are not as selfish as the other dragons. They share well.
Page 8: Fire Dragons
Legend says …. Fire dragons are red. They guard the wind, fire, lightning and sky. These dragons are the most outgoing and shorttempered.
Page 9: Earth Dragons
Legend says … Earth dragons are green. They guard the earth, the crops, and the mountains. They know the value of cooperation.
Page 10: Metal Dragons
Legend says …. Metal dragons are gold.
They guard metals and precious gems. These dragons succeed because they refuse to accept failure. They have little caring for the feeling of others. These dragons are quite selfish.
Page 11: Water Dragons
Legend says …. Water dragons are blue. They guard rivers, rain, wells, and water. They get along well with people. They know how to accept defeat and how to rebuild.
Page 12: Conclusion
Since the ancient Chinese firmly believed that dragons were real and had special magical powers, dragons were an important part of ancient Chinese daily life. They were blamed for a great deal that went wrong, and credited with things that went right. Dragons were (and still are) a fun ancient Chinese invention!
Page 13: Discussion
Question: Do magical dragons really exist? Did they ever exist?
Answer: Nope. Dragons are mythical creatures. They exist only in myth and imagination.
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