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Welcome back to part two of "Where are you from Dragon"? 🐲 Today we are continuing with Dragons of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania! I find this so fascinating because when it comes to Dragons, we usually only think of European and Asian cultures when there's actually so much more! The Dragon is such a powerful creature that every culture had to have a version of their own Dragon. Talk about having something that can connect us all, who would've thought that it could actually be Dragons! 🐉 😊 So without further delay let's continue our journey and learning more about the Dragons from different parts of the world!
Dragons of the Americas
- Quetzalcoatl (The Aztec feathered god)
- Horned Serpents (Huge serpents sporting one or two horns upon their heads)
- Angont (A sacred serpent found in Huron myth, poisonous and vicious Dragon known for causing disease)
- Ogopogo (This sea serpent lives in Canada's Lake Okanagan. It's about 70 feet long with a horse like head)
Horned Serpent Dragon
Dragons of Meso America
- Chac: Dragon of Mayan myth that controls rain and rules over the waters. He requires a human sacrifice to make it rain but repays with his own blood. He has a long serpentine body like a fish, catfish whiskers at the end of his tapered snout, has stag horns, crocodilian head and deer like ears.
- Coatclue: A Dragon of Aztec mythology, she represent's a woman's fertility and fecundity. She's also known as Chihuacoatl or "Serpent skirt." Often depicted with a serpentine body and two heads. She can also look female with a necklace of severed human hands and a skirt of writhing serpents.
- Kulkulkan: The Mayan equal of Quetzalcoatl. this plumed serpentine god is bloodthirsty and requires sacrifice, whereas Quetzalcoatl made it voluntary.
- Lord nine winds: The Dragon is Mixtec equivalent to Kulkulkan and Quetzalcoatl. He is a creator as well as a god.
- Quetzalcoatl: The Aztec feathered serpentine god controls the winds and rains. He's the god of knowledge and of finer crafts and arts. He is also credited with creating the calendar system we know today. He is often depicted soaring through and creating a rainbow.
- Bachue: Bachue's a Dragon goddess of the Chibcha people of Columbia. A long time ago she emerged from Lake Iguaque in the human form of a woman. She brought a small boy with her, whom she later married and had six children with. They were the ones who created the human race. Once the humans had grown and learned to live on their own, she turned herself and her husband into Dragons and they returned to the depths of Lake Iguaque, where they are still dwelling today. Bachue is the goddess of agriculture, harvest, and also of famine.
- Faery Dragon: Also known as Fairy Dragons, Fey Dragons, or Penny Dragons, they are prevalent in South America. They range from the size of a mouse to the size of a foot. They look like the classical European Dragon except, they have butterfly wings, a longer more tapered snout, large iridescent eyes, blend in with the colors of the environment and when the light hits them, they shine like a rainbow.
- Iwanci: A sea serpent from the Ecuadoran Amazon River basin, this Dragon shapeshifts into Macanci, a water snake, and Pani, the anaconda.
Well, believe it or not, there's still more Dragons to share! Tomorrow we will learn about the Dragons from Africa and Oceania! Are any of these Dragons from your cultural background? Hit reply and share your Dragon background. Also, there's still time to take advantage of The Dragon Appreciation Sale that's running until the end of the month. Everything is up to 50% off so take advantage and grab your Dragon themed items now before they turn to ashes! Spead the Fire 🔥 Dragon! 🐉