The Dragon
The dragon is a legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. The monotheistic religious traditions of the Middle East and Europe have portrayed the dragon as a ferocious satanic monster, a guardian of hidden treasure. The oriental dragon is viewed in a far more positive light : it represents the strong male yang principle of heaven, change, energy and creativity. The dragon appeard about 5000 B.C. in chinese neolithic period and is as such one of mankinds earliest reprsentational symbols. The earliest written description of the dragon occurs in the I Ching Book of Changes, where its elusive or hidden creative nature is hinted at. The dragon is belived to be a shape-shifter with the ability to transmute ist form at will. It can render itself invisible, decrase tot he size of a worm or expand its body to fill the skies

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