Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dragon Tattoo

Japanese dragon myths amalgamate native legends with imported stories about dragons from China, Korea and India. Like these other Asian dragons, most Japanese ones are water deities associated with rainfall and bodies of water, and are typically depicted as large, wingless, serpentine creatures with clawed feet. Gould writes (1896:248)[3], the Japanese dragon is "invariably figured as possessing three claws". - wikipedia

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