Dragons have been an integral part of folklore for ages. These legendary creatures have reptilian and/or serpentine characteristics, and feature in the myths of many cultures - European, Middle Eastern and Oriental. They are often depicted as breathing fire at their adversaries, and are sometimes the guardians of immense treasure.
Dragons can be seen as a sign of protection and strength. In many Asian cultures dragons are still revered as representing the primal forces of Nature, Religion and the Universe.