THE chinese imperial dragon He was the emblem of the Emperor of China and represented his strength and authority as a mediator between Heaven and Earth. Several types of dragons have different meanings, and may be symbols of rain, fertility, masculine energy, and happiness, the turquoise dragon was officially adopted during the Han dynasty (206-220 BC) as the emperor's chief representation.
The “dragon's face” was the emperor's face, the “dragon's pearl” was the perfection of the emperor's thoughts and commands.
The Chinese imperial dragon had as its main difference the other dragons, the five-clawed paws (rather than four, like most), perhaps derived from the Dragon King's ability to assign commands moving in all four directions at the same time while remaining in the same direction. center (the fifth direction).
The Dragon in the Chinese Zodiac
The dragon is also the fifth creature of the Chinese zodiac and represents the Yang (Know The Meaning Of Tattoos With Yin Yang)
People born in the dragon year tend to be successful and obstinate.
In some ancient Chinese books it is possible to designate that each part of the dragon is derived from another animal, such as:
- Head: Camel
- Scales: Carps
- Antlers: Deer
- Eyes: Hare / Rabbit
- Ears: Taurus
- Neck: Snake
- Paws: Tiger
- Claws: Eagle