By: Bebe L
Origin and Symbolic Value
The Chinese Dragon was the symbol of the Emperor of China. The Chinese Dragon was occasionally used in the West as a " Nation Emblem of China." In European-influenced cultures, the dragon has aggressive, war-like connotations, and it is said that Chinese Government wishes to avoid using the dragon as a symbol. In the Qin Dynasty, the Emperor was linked to the dragon with 5 claws, and the commoners were linked to the 3-4 clawed dragons. The origin isn't exactly known, but dragon carvings where found dating 4700-2900 BC.
(positive), and 36 are yin (negative.) The Chinese dragon evolved from totems to become a mythical animal. Chinese dragons don't have wings in most of their drawings. Their powers are reflected in the drawings and they can have the characteristics of many different animals. For example, Chinese dragons can glow in the dark, camouflage with its surroundings, and have tears of the dog.