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English I—Louise S. McGehee School (“Dragon Galleries”) ^ •The Imperial •Chinese call Dragon is the themselves “Lung symbol for powerful Tik Chuan Ren,” rulers. or Descendants of the Dragon. •Imperial dragons supposedly brought •During the year great wealth. of Dragon (which is every twelve •Lung (another word years), people for the Chinese receive “health, dragon) represents wealth, and a long power to the life” (Yaoting, sovereign. Chen). ^Chinese symbol of a dragon^ (“All About Feng Shui”) •“Dragons are so wise that they have been royal advisors” (GuoXin, Zhou). •Many of the dragon’s descendants became great rulers. •Emperors of China depended on dragons’ fortunes to become successful rulers. •Many emperors believed that without the dragon, they would not be able to rule as successfully as they could. (Davis, Hadland) ^ (“Animation Library”) > ж If you called an emperor of China a dragon face, they would take it as if you were complimenting them. ж During the different dynasties, the emperors would offer sacrifices to the dragon kings – to receive good fortunes. (“The Chinese Dragon”) ^ (“Animation Library”) ^ •In ancient Chinese mythology, the dragon represents one of the four spirits. •Different dragons correspond to directions, different seas, and things in Heaven and Earth. (“The Chinese Dragon”) ^ (“Dragon Galleries”) •The Chinese word for myth is shen hua, which means stories of gods. Chinese myths do not only come from China, but they can start in other places. •In Chinese mythology, there are the Dragon Kings of the Five different emperors. They all have certain purposes in these myths. They consist of dragons that guard, control wind and rain, first dragon, and the heavenly and earthly dragons. (“Animation Library”) > “All About Feng Shui.” Feng Shui Products Cures and feng shui tips On-line – All About Feng Shui Store. 2003/2004. Feng Shui International. 3 January 2005. <http://www.all-about-feng-shui.co.uk/symbols/chinese-horoscope- symbols.html>. “Animation Library.” Animation Library: Thousands of FREE Animations. Ed. John Hilton. 2000-2005. Animation Library. 5 January 2005. <http://www.animationlibrary.com/a-l/?n=image.php3&image_id=1773>. “The Chinese Dragon.” The University of York. Eds. English as a Foreign Language Unit. 4 January 2005. <http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/ltc/efl/courses/ALD/Wang/dragon1.htm>. Davis, Hadland. “Onmark Productions.com and Above Average Production.” Onmark Productions Web Designs & Buddhist Shinto Photo Dictionary of Japanese Deities. Ed. Mark Schumacher. 1995 to 2005. Bilingual Web Creations. 4 January 2005. <http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/dragon.shtml>. “Dragon Galleries.” Dragon Galleries – Oriental Paintings, Sumi-e, Chinese, Japanese Painting, Calligraphy, Art Gal. Silver Dragon Studio. 4 January 2005. <http://www.dragongalleries.com/Dragons.html>. GuoXin, Zhou. “Crystal Dragon of Taiwan.” Dragon Articles. Ed. Designs 3. Last Revised: 01/06/2005. Crystal Dragon of Taiwan (CDOT). 3 January 2005. <http://www.cdot.org/history/dragon_articles.htm>. Yaoting, Chen. “The Dragon King.” Daoist Beliefs Immortals and Immortalism. Ed. David Palmer. 6 January 2005. <http://www.eng.taoism.org.hk/daoist- beliefs/immortals&immortalism/pg2-4-4-5.asp>.
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