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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”) >
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