POPULAR DRAGONS PARAMOUNT TO FOLKLORE, ART AND CULTURE
Added on: 15th Dec 2016
Alduin, also known as both the World Eater or the Nordic
god of destruction, is a dragon and the primary antagonist
of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim video game. Alduin is a
reviled force of evil that leaves even the bravest Nord
warrior with quivering knees and pee-soaked undies.
Hoping to trap him within the time stream, the ancients
used an Elder Scroll to rid themselves of Alduin once
and for all and inadvertently sent him into Skyrim’s
future. Now he’s their main problem.
Maleficent, the main antagonist of Walt Disney’s 1959 film
Sleeping Beauty, is one of the very few female dragons one
can meet. She has a human form most of the time, but once
she gets mad she can turn into a ferocious, fire-spitting
dragon that makes her enemies run for their lives.
THE HUNGARIAN HORNTAIL
The Hungarian Horntail is a dragon native to Hungary and is
considered the most dangerous dragon breed. You know him
from the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
where it broke free from its chain and attacked Harry.
The two of them fought in an exciting chase that spanned
all around the castle grounds, almost causing Harry to
fall to his death.
In Norse mythology, Nidhogg is a dragon who gnaws at a
root of the world tree, Yggdrasil. In historical Viking society,
it was a term for a social stigma implying the loss of
honour and the status of a villain.
The wyvern is a legendary creature with a dragon’s head and
wings, a reptilian body, two legs and a tail. It is particularly
popular in British literature and is often associated with
cold weather and ice.
Hayao Miyazaki’s glorious Spirited Away is considered by
many Anime fanatics to be the greatest anime feature of
all time, and it’s due in no small part to the shapeshifting
dragon Haku. Unlike his traditional European counterparts,
Haku is a benevolent water spirit instead of an angry fire
spitter and the most impressive thing is that he can
fly without wings. Cool, huh?
THE MALE DRAGON
The Male Dragon is the main antagonist of Reign of Fire,
starring Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale. He is
huge, highly intelligent and quite powerful. He is also the
only male dragon in the film. We remember him for killing
Quinn’s mother, destroying Van Zan’s army, destroying
the castle and killing Van Zan himself.
BUB AND BOB
There’s no doubt that Bub and Bob are the most famous
video games dragons ever. And yep, some might see
Bubble Bobble as a shameless rip-off of Donkey Kong
but keep in mind that in this epic video game, you are a
dragon, not a plumber and you have to dodge
monsters, not barrels.
Charizard is a draconic, bipedal Pokemon and easily the
most valuable Pokemon of them all. Charizard was near
unstoppable in the card game and if you are a Pokemon fan,
then you definitely know that every time he made his
appearance in the deck, there were drama and tears.