An ancient caricature of dragons fighting.

Assyrian Caricature.

An ancient caricature of dragons fighting.

"Cadmus slaying the Dragon" — Gayley, 1893

Cadmus

"Cadmus slaying the Dragon" — Gayley, 1893

A fire breathing monster, the fore part of whose body, according to the Iliad, was that of a lion, the middle that of a goat, and the hinder that of a dragon, or which, according to Hesiod, had three heads.

Chimera

A fire breathing monster, the fore part of whose body, according to the Iliad, was that of a lion, the…

This table cloth is made out of linen damask, a weaving technique. The border is a Gothic design with the figures of St. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick. In the center is St. George and the dragon.

Table Cloth

This table cloth is made out of linen damask, a weaving technique. The border is a Gothic design with…

The mythological Dragon.

Dragon

The mythological Dragon.

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile. It is frequently borne in crests and charges." -Hall, 1862

Dragon

"Argent, a dragon proper, tail nowed. DRAGON.. An imaginary monster; a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile.…

An illustration of a baby dragon crying.

Baby Dragon Crying

An illustration of a baby dragon crying.

An illustration of a small dragon doodad.

Dragon Doodad

An illustration of a small dragon doodad.

An illustration of a dragon holding a knight and a horse in his claw.

Dragon Holding Knight & Horse in Claw

An illustration of a dragon holding a knight and a horse in his claw.

"A tree of the natural order Liliaceae, remarkable for the size which it sometimes attains, rivalling even the baobab, and of which a celebrated specimen near Orotava, in the island of Tenerife, was found by Humboldt in 1799 to have a stem about 45 feet in circumference, and is described as having been of similar gigantic size in the beginning of the 15th century." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dragon Tree

"A tree of the natural order Liliaceae, remarkable for the size which it sometimes attains, rivalling…

An illustration of a mother dragon caring for her baby dragons.

Mother Dragon with Baby Dragons

An illustration of a mother dragon caring for her baby dragons.

"Cadmus and the Dragon. (From a vase-painting at Naples.)" — The Delphian Society, 1913

Cadmus and the Dragon

"Cadmus and the Dragon. (From a vase-painting at Naples.)" — The Delphian Society, 1913

The flying dragon gets its name from its ability to glide for short distance using a thin membrane.

Flying dragon

The flying dragon gets its name from its ability to glide for short distance using a thin membrane.

"The Red-Throated Dragon shows a large membranous expansion (b b) situated between the anterior (d d) and posterior extremities, and supported by the ribs. The dragon by this arrangement can take extensive leaps with perfect safety."—pettigrew, 1874

Red-Throated Dragon

"The Red-Throated Dragon shows a large membranous expansion (b b) situated between the anterior (d d)…

"They are often seen moving with a rapid flight over rivers, ponds, and meadows, alighting for a moment, and hen shooting away again." — Goodrich, 1859

American Dragonfly

"They are often seen moving with a rapid flight over rivers, ponds, and meadows, alighting for a moment,…

"Among the larger kinds of dragon-fly is the <em>Libellula depressa</em> of Linnaeus, common in Europe, and popularly called <em>Eleanor</em>; the abdomen is large, short, and flat, and composed of nine rings or segments; the wings are diaphanous, and the flight is exceedingly short." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Eleanor Dragonfly

"Among the larger kinds of dragon-fly is the Libellula depressa of Linnaeus, common in Europe,…

"One of the most beautiful species of Euopean dragonflies is the Virgin Dragon-fly, <em>Libellela virgo</em>, which is not uncommon on the banks of rivers." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Virgin Dragonfly

"One of the most beautiful species of Euopean dragonflies is the Virgin Dragon-fly, Libellela virgo,…

Double-barreled 'Dragonneau,' cast in 1503 in Madrid.

Dragonneau

Double-barreled 'Dragonneau,' cast in 1503 in Madrid.

Drake, blazoned by Tudor heralds as a wyvern, is clearly a fire-drake or dragon in his origin

Drake

Drake, blazoned by Tudor heralds as a wyvern, is clearly a fire-drake or dragon in his origin

Foliate Sculpture of the 13th Century. "Decorative sculpture conventionalized more or less from foliage, or based on the fundamental forms or habit of vegetation. -Greek, Renaissance." -Whitney, 1911

Foliate Sculpture

Foliate Sculpture of the 13th Century. "Decorative sculpture conventionalized more or less from foliage,…

This inkstand is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style. It is made of part gold, part silver, gilt and enamel. There is a bird in the front that is attacking a dragon. The groups of figures in the back signify moral Christian Virtues and domestic scenes.

Inkstand

This inkstand is designed in a Cinquecento (Italian 16th century) style. It is made of part gold, part…

This silver-mounted meerschaum is made out of a soft white mineral. This design is in the shape of a pipe and has a scene of St. George (Christian Saint) and the Dragon.

Silver-Mounted Meerschaum

This silver-mounted meerschaum is made out of a soft white mineral. This design is in the shape of a…

Prince and Princess with horse and slain dragon.

Prince and Princess

Prince and Princess with horse and slain dragon.

A Norman kite shield of the 10th or 11th century, considered the beginning of the High Middle Ages.

Kite Shield

A Norman kite shield of the 10th or 11th century, considered the beginning of the High Middle Ages.

In Norse mythology, Siegfried is a brave young man who is raised by the dwarf, Regin. He decides that he wants to do something important and goes into the cave where the dragon lives. He battles and slays the dragon.

Siegfried Slays the Dragon

In Norse mythology, Siegfried is a brave young man who is raised by the dwarf, Regin. He decides that…

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall, 1862

Wivern

"Argent, a wivern, wings raised. WIVERN. A chimerical animal, the upper part resembling a dragon." -Hall,…

A wyvern is a type of dragon used in heraldry that has only two legs like those of an eagle.

Wyvern

A wyvern is a type of dragon used in heraldry that has only two legs like those of an eagle.