D is for...Dragons!

I couldn't write about fairy tales and not include Dragons! They're not included in a lot of fairy tales, but I still think they can be classed as fairy tale creatures.
Taken from 
http://teresamerica.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/gk-chesterton-fairy-tales-dragons.html
Taken from 
http://www.elfwood.com/~uta/Fairy-Tale-dragon-story.3309616.html
Taken from 
http://cutcaster.com/vector/100895571-Fairy-tale-image-with-dragon-1/

Ok, I had to add that last one because it's just so cute! I think dragons tend to pop up more in fantasy and quest-type stories, but I love the old cliché where Prince Charming has to save the Princess from a terrible fire breathing dragon, and then they live happily ever after! (Most recently seen in Shrek!) I love it when dragons pop up in stories - King Arthur stories have dragons in them, and then there's more recent things like Harry Potter (Hungarian Horntail, anyone?) and Game of Thrones, which I think is my favourite thing at the minute that includes dragons! 
I also love dragons as a creature - they can fly, and they can breathe fire! If they really existed, we wouldn't have a chance! Although it would be nice to own one as a pet - you'd never have enemies then!
There's also a quote by G. K. Chesterton about dragons that I like, that I'll leave you with:
"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." 

Comments

  1. I frigging adore dragons! You can check out my post about them here:

    http://pablosangel.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/to-stars-bowen-to-stars.html

    I hate how they're always killed in fairytales though! Well, except in Shrek of course lol

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    1. Just read your post, very interesting :) That's one of the reasons why I love Shrek, because the dragon gets a happily ever after too! :D

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    2. Me too!!! and with a Dawnkey (that's how Shrek pronouces it, lol). Aaah true love crosses barriers. I love dragons toooo.

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    3. I love the little Donkey-Dragon babies, so cute! :)

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  2. I love the film 'How to train your dragon' - pet dragon fantasy :) But which would you pick?

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    1. I haven't seen it! I think when it came out I really wanted to go see it but no-one would come with me! I need to get it on DVD :)

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  3. You just gotta love dragons! Ever wonder how these myths came into being? Loving your theme for the Challenge!

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    1. Thanks! It'd be nice if they actually existed in the past! But I think someone just had a really good imagination! :)

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  4. Love dragons! Love the quote, "Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed." It's one of my all-time favorites.

    And since I tie everything back to movies..."How to Train Your Dragon" is awesomesauce.

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    1. I need to see it! I love that quote too, and I've seen it everywhere this week!

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  5. I lovd the Shrek Dragon, especially the little babies. lol

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    1. Me too, they're so cute! Little dragon-donkey babies! :D

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  6. I've been meaning to watch Game of Thrones for a while. I feel like everyone but me has seen the show (which is probably the case).

    But, if you love dragons, then you should invest in some Skyrim. Although you have to slay the dragons in that game.

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    1. Oh you should watch it, it's brilliant! The new season just started too, which I'm very excited about :)
      I think some of my friends have Skyrim, I'll have to try it, I've never played it :)

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  7. DUDE! The first dragon is breathtaking!!! I have dragons in my current WIP. But the damsel isn't a princess and she will think her way out of needing to be rescued. ;0)

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    1. It's a pretty good picture, caught my eye as soon as I saw it :) Ooh that sounds good! :)

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  8. I love that you've chosen a fairytale theme for this challenge and dragons most definately count ;-)

    New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! I'm really glad I chose this as my theme, I'm having so much fun with it! :)

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  9. Absolutely love this post! I've read quite a few about dragons today and have been totally in my element because I love dragons. My favourite mythological creature in fantasy. I absolutely love A Song of Ice and Fire series, I want my own dragon! Love that quote too, I believe in dragons!

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    1. It would be so awesome to own a dragon! :)

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  10. Dragons can be killed? Next you'll tell us there is no Easter Bunny...

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    1. But it's like, impossible to kill a dragon because they're so awesome, so it doesn't matter :) And of course there's an Easter Bunny, who else would deliver the Easter eggs?

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  11. Love Dragons, the last picture reminds of of Dudley the dragon for some reason.

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    1. Haha, I've never heard of Dudley the dragon before but I just googled it and there is definitely a likeness! :)

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  12. I love dragons too! Have you seen How to Train your Dragon? That's such sweet film!

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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    1. I haven't seen it! I really want to though, I'm going to have to get the DVD! :)

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  13. Dragons are awesome! I used to collect dragons (before I started de-cluttering my house) and I even have a dragon tattoo that covers the back of my left calf.

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    1. Awesome! I love dragons, I enjoyed writing this post! :)

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