In the Asian religions, the animals are very important in contrast to the monotheistic religions. Thus, animals and mythical creatures such as deities in animal form, or as messengers considered. Conversely, in our latitudes, animal names are often used as swear words, the dragon also has a really good reputation in the historical mythology, often irascible as he was, bringing misfortune described and destructive. The church described it as an interpretation of evil. Meanwhile, its symbolism has changed, now he is regarded as the epitome of courage, strength and protection, that is completely benign, which is why he also likes to wear an amulet in the form itself.
In Asia, however, the dragon has always enjoyed great prestige, it stands for fertility, power and potency, the male principle Yang. He is also known for his blessing to the house and brings good luck. Externally, combine the anatomical dragon strengths of all possible animals, such as the scales of snakes and fish Wings and claws of birds, teeth and claws of tigers and much more. Following the Asian mythology, dragons are the most powerful animals, they control the sea, rivers and winds, and even the four directions of heaven according to the Chinese view. In China the dragon was also closely connected with the emperor, he adorned the arms and embodied as semi-divine nature protection and blessing. Even in Buddhism, the dragon is recognized as a heavenly being, it is found as a Naga in the Indian Pantheon, which is either depicted as a dragon or serpent, and also linked closely with the water. The boundaries between snakes and dragons are fluid, although the dragon usually has a positive image, the snake against a negative, it is the symbol of jealousy and envy. Even today, this image of the evil snake is firmly rooted in us, – sneaky snake – since the emergence of the Old Testament still relevant as an insult. Positive bias against the majority of the dragon and they were known as the culprit, as it rains for, Storms and severe weather ensured that did not detract from its positive reputation, however.