Without legends we would have no dragons — however, as Grandpa Beebe says in the treasured children’s novel Misty of Chincoteague: “Legends be the only stories as is true!”
Eastern Dragons, such as the Great Cloud Dragon of Everybody Knows What a Dragon Looks Like, are as magnificent and powerful as they are benevolent.
Western Dragons, such as the one depicted in St George and the Dragon, are traditionally evil, greedy, and destructive. These dragons “envenomed all the country” (from a 1275 AD work) and terrorized the inhabitants.
Today these legends bring rise to dragons who are both in works like the game Dungeons & Dragons and all its spinoffs. In recent years, dragons have become more and more personified, like Bookwyrm. He isn’t the stuff of legends: here he is reading Vidya Sury’s 30 Happiness Habits!
And, of course, he is learning cursive! Today’s 5 dragon words are lair, lords, lonely, legend, and leathery. Grab the free Cursive Wyrm ABC letter l printable and work on your own legendary cursive!
Can’t get enough legends, myths, and folktales with and without dragons? Check out The Multicolored Diary’s A to Z Challenge — she is exploring Hungarian folktales…there is even a bacon tree, and a few dragons.
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