【6900+ views】The Chinese Dragon: "LOONG (龙/龍)"


Joined July 2012

Artist's Description

It’s a picture about the Chinese dragon, the “loong”, the most supernatural creature in Chinese mystery.
they are powerful, virtuous, noblest and wise. they flies above the clouds and sleeps in the deep ocean. whenever they appears, there comes thunder and rains.

it is the symbol of the Chinese nation.

And there is the legend of Loong:

It is said that snakes have the descent of Loong.
A normal snake practises hard for 500 years to transform into a Jiao(蛟)(looks like a snake but has four leg), Jiao can’t fly, it has little intelligence but is powerful, so Jiao is kind of a monster, some Jiao kills people when it is hungry.

Most Jiao keep on practising hard for another 500 years in order to transform into a Long. And it is the most hard but splendid progress.
When transforming, it get the ability of fly, but the universe trys to prevent such a powerful creature from forming. so the weather changes in seconds. it rains and thouders heavily. and the lighting goes towards the Jiao in order to kill it!
The Jiao flies up (it get the ability of flying at the moment) into the clouds and baths in thunder and lighting!
Sadly, most Jiao were killed by lighting, only a few of them survived and became Loong(龙) successfully!as a result, it gain the ability of flying, and get hign intelligence(no more a monster but a immoral), and one horn on it’s head (the symbol of power).
now it is easier. the Loong(龙) practises hard for another 500 years and get two horn. Just looks like the one in my design.

The Long with two horn have more abilities, he can transform into humen appearance, and speak humen language (they may learned it by themselves because they have very high intelligence).

And if a Loong keeps on practising hard for 1000 years more, he will get a pair of wings, and becomes the most powerful Long, called: YingLoong(应龙).

But it’s really rare, most Long died before they get wings. There is only one YingLong recorded in Chinese history, verrrry powerful!he can even move mountains and fill seas, kind of immortal.

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