Dragon Ritual and the Welsh Flag

Legend tells us that, long before invading armies reached the shores of England, a fearful event was known to occur on the night of Beltane, which affected the whole country. Each year, a noise used to echo across the land – a noise so terrible that all who heard it trembled in their locked houses; continue reading…

Winter Saviours

There are many stories of the ferociousness of dragons, but the legends of their strength and goodness are often overlooked. The following is just one of these stories. One cold winter’s afternoon, a carpenter (or Cooper, as they used to be known) was searching for wood, when a mighty blizzard blew up.  In the freezing continue reading…

The Wyvern

Saxon = Wivere = Serpent This magnificent creature is depicted in modern times as a vicious, malign predator.  In Heraldry, its supposedly envious and warlike attributes where used to put fear in the heart of the enemy.  Even today it is feared amongst the most brave of warriors, and its breath is said to bring continue reading…

The Lambton Curse

Once, long ago, a noble family named Lambton lived in a castle, near the River Wear in County Durham.  They were very rich, and the heir to the estate was a spoilt young man, who showed scant regard for anyone. One Sunday, the young Lambton fancied going fishing, and chose not to join his family continue reading…

Dragons of the East

In the East, dragons have long been seen as benevolent guardians, and even now those born in the year of the dragon are said to take on their characteristics of wisdom, long life, wealth and luck. Images of dragons, in and around the home, are supposed to bring good fortune. Divine Guardians This type of continue reading…

Dragons of the West

To clearly classify Dragons is quite difficult, for the East and West have different methods of interpretation. In the West, dragons are generally denoted by their body form and/or habitat. In the East, however, they tend to describe the dragon’s ‘duty’, guardianship, or purpose, as forms of classification. Below are listed some of the better continue reading…

Dragons

Magical Guardians? Many people believe in Dragons, and it is said that they were once a common sight everywhere – in the skies, the sea, and on the ground. But nowadays they have sadly become a rarity with very few sightings, even in Gr. Britain, where they used to exist in abundance. In fact we continue reading…