My Favorite Dragons!
Updated: Sep 25, 2021
Not gonna lie, Raya and the Last Dragon looks like a pretty awesome movie. What can I say? I’m a sucker for eastern art, combat, music, food, and legends, and what creatures are more legendary in the East than dragons? They’re even equally prominent in the West. Many Christians do associate these fiery reptilians to Satan; mainly because the Bible drew comparisons between them. However, let’s not forget that dragons weren’t just symbolic or pure myth. Scriptures, combined with physical evidence, do affirm that dragons were indeed real, magnificent animals. Which means, they were a part of God’s marvelous creation too! Just goes to show that trace a fairytale back far enough, you’ll find even the most outlandish folklore originated from something that existed. I know! Sounds crazy, but it’s awesome! I may even cover the topic more specifically another time. (Comment below if you want me to make that article!)
Now, to be fair, our mythologies likely over-exaggerated the characteristics of real dragons, yet to me, the sheer fact that God made dragons at all is still very thrilling. I love dragons, and if the overabundant fictionalization of these mighty beasts are anything to go by, the general public loves them too. Big ones, little ones, scaly ones, furry ones, flyers, swimmers, fire-breathers, ice-breathers; you name ‘em. They all embody enchantment, mystery, and power like no other creature. So, to celebrate these denizens of unquestionable might, here is a list of some of my favorite fictional dragons. For this list, I’ll also be including characters who can turn into dragons and keeping to only one per franchise.
(*Please note that even though Sisu from Raya and the Last Dragon is shaping up to be another worthy candidate for me, she won’t be listed since I haven’t seen the movie yet.*)