OWPC: More Fun with Dragons

When I was putting together my first dragon post I was struck by the fact that dragons were such a world-wide phenomenon that it made me wonder whether there might be some basis in reality for such a beast.

Several friends weighed in with similar thoughts, and one added a shot of a three-headed dragon with distinctive European characteristics to the mix.

This had me rummaging through my old photos (and Google) in search of multi-headed dragons.

Multi-headed Sea Serpents/Dragons (Nagas)

An immense, multi-headed water dragon/serpent called a Naga is prevalent in Asia. The word Naga originates in India, referring to a group of serpent deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. They can have the heads of snakes, dragons or even people. (The Greek also have a multi-headed serpent called a Hydra.)

This two decorated barges featuring Nagas are from Phnom Pehn’s water festival in Cambodia.
Statue of a multi-headed sea dragon/serpent, a creature called a Naga that is prevalent in North-east Thailand (Issan), Laos and Cambodia. Statue of a multi-headed sea dragon/serpent, a creature called a Naga that is prevalent in North-east Thailand (Issan), Laos and Cambodia. This Naga, looking very cobra-like, was in a park in Nong Kai in north-east Thailand. Apparently Nagas can be seen swimming down this portion of the Mekong river at certain times of the year, breathing ‘Naga fireballs’.
Statue of a multi-headed sea dragon/serpent, a creature called a Naga that is prevalent in North-east Thailand (Issan), Laos and Cambodia. This Naga, looking very dragon-like, is from Luang Prabang in Laos.Statue of a multi-headed sea dragon/serpent, a creature called a Naga that is prevalent in North-east Thailand (Issan), Laos and Cambodia.Of course, in the process of searching for dragons I found a lot of dragons that I missed – especially among my Asian photos where it appears I still have a ton of editing to do. Here are a few…

Some golden Thai royal barge dragons.
The golden head adorns a royal dragon boat in Bangkok, Thailand A paining in gold of a dragon adorns a royal dragon boat in Bangkok, ThailandA red dragon in a Singapore temple.
A red dragon in a Singapore templeSome Malaysian dragons include this couple facing off on the roof line of a temple in Penang, Malaysia…
Dragons on the roof line of a temple in Penang, Malaysiaand this statue of a dragon protecting a goddess in Pankor.
Statue of a Dragon protecting a goddess in Pankor, Malaysia Statue of a Dragon protecting a goddess in Pankor, Malaysia Then there were the local dragons that hang around Vancouver…
Dragon Lamppost in Vancouver's Chinatown Dragon Lamppost in Vancouver's Chinatown Chinese New Year Paradedragon kite Chinese New Year Dragon Dancers Chinese New Year musiciansWikipedia on dragons: List of dragons in mythology and folklore.

This page lists more world-wide dragons: https://goldendragonawards.wordpress.com/why-the-dragon/

More of Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Challenge: Dragon.

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