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Unformatted text preview: Chinese Dragon • Portrayed as long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs • I t’s the yang (male) part in the Chinese idea of y inyang countered by the Chinese phoenix or fenghuang • Chinese dragons are considered strong powerful creatures – E uropean dragons are evil • Control over the elements • Symbol of power, strength, and good luck • Symbol of the emperor of China o Zhou Dynasty – the 5 clawed dragon was the Son of Heaven • In European cultures, the dragon was aggressive, warlinke, evil • Chinese people refer to themselves as “Descendants of the D ragon” • ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course HELLO IDK taught by Professor Armand during the Spring '10 term at Barber-Scotia.
- Spring '10