A job well done!

Petals Dragon _x1600

Dragons as a species are incredibly task oriented.  They are goal setters and go-getters. They see a pile of treasure, they covet a pile of treasure and they steal a pile of treasure. Or they see a beautiful bouquet of flowers they covet  a beautiful bouquet of flowers and the tear up a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Even though the gene-pools of many of the worlds remaining dragon species are severely lacking a deep end not one has lost it’s mischievous tendencies. The Modern dragon’s smaller size is what has kept it out of trouble (or extinction). Small scale mischief may result in a missing garden ornament or shiny bike or unfortunately some poultry. These kinds of things largely pass unnoticed in our fast paced world. The same mischievous tendencies had their gigantic ancestors holding villages hostage for sheep and maidens fair. This resulted in them battling head to head with mankind’s greatest heroes and ultimately led to their demise. I suppose when it comes to dragons the difference between extreme danger and mischief is a matter of scale.

Look what I can do!

Ouroboros_x1600Many of the worlds most ancient civilizations contain legends of the Ouroboros, the serpent that devours it’s own tail. Mankind has adopted this dragon as a symbol for infinity and wholeness, even immortality. The largest description of this dragon was Jörmungandr the world encircling serpent. Although Jörmungandr has disappeared into the mists of time he did set rather a tall bench mark for all following generations of Ouroboros dragons. Here we see a little male of the species trying his best to impress a would be mate. The larger the object the dragon can encircle the more impressive he is. Having successfully circled the globe success is almost guaranteed.