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  • At first she was too stunned to respond, and then passion hit her like the fiery breath of a dragon.

  • Ridges of sparkling white sand surrounded the camp like a sleeping dragon, soaking heat from the sun - resting now so it could spit its fiery breath at them later in the day.

  • It was difficult to start a subject that might result in a fight, but she had to know for sure — slay the dragon, so to speak.

  • Having promised that Zeus Ammon would visit her in the form of a dragon, he himself assumed the disguise.

  • In due course Alexander was born, and Philip's suspicions were overcome by a second appearance of the dragon, which was held to prove the divine fatherhood.

  • 3 read: " there was a cedar in Lebanon ") and to the dragon of the Nile, and the picture of his 1 In viii.

  • Forrest; each state was a Realm under a Grand Dragon; several counties formed a Dominion under a Grand Titan; each county was a Province under a Grand Giant; the smallest division being a Den under a Grand Cyclops.

  • This church contained some well-executed native paintings of St George and the Dragon, The Last Supper, &c. Among the religious observances of the Christians of Gondar is that of bathing in large crowds in the Gaha on the Feast of the Baptist, and again, though in more orderly fashion, on Christmas day.

  • It has a cast-iron steeple (restored in 1854), on the top of which is a gold dragon which, according to tradition, was brought from Constantinople either by the Varangians or by the emperor Baldwin after the Latin conquest.

  • William Howard was employed as counsel by the corporation of Lynn, and it is worthy of note that the "crosslets fitchy" in his shield of arms suggest the cross with which the dragon was discomfited by St Margaret, the patroness of Lynn.

  • The golden apples grew on a tree guarded by Ladon, the everwatchful dragon.

  • Arrived there he slays the dragon and carries the apples to Argos; and finally, like Perseus, he gives them to Athena.

  • When the boy grew up, he went to some funeral games at Thebes, and was recognized by the mark of a dragon on his body.

  • Holdich, Colonel St George Gore and Sir Adelbert Talbot; and when Ney Elias crossed from China through the Pamirs and Badakshan to the camp of the commission, identifying the great " Dragon Lake," Rangkul, on his way.

  • Hibil's contest with darkness has its prototype in Marduk's battle with chaos, the dragon Tiamat, which (another striking parallel) partially swallows Marduk, just as is related of Hibil and the Manichaean primal man.

  • The Sumerians cast the heads of their lions in copper, not always with successful results, and filled them with bitumen and clay (like the image in " Bel and the Dragon," which was " clay within and brass without ") to give them solidity.

  • Ovapapavris or Obpapavris, the younger form of the old Verethragna, the name of a Persian god, "the killer of the dragon Verethra"), the name of five Sassanid kings.

  • A holy war was preached by their leader, Hussein Aga Berberli, a brilliant soldier and orator, who called himself Zmaj Bosanski, the "Dragon of Bosnia," and was regarded by his followers as a saint.

  • Successful so far by means of the mixture which Medea, daughter of Aeetes, had given him as proof against fire and sword, Jason was next allowed to approach the dragon which watched the fleece; Medea soothed the monster with another mixture, and Jason became master of the fleece.

  • Various legends are connected with him, of which the best known is given in the Apocryphal story of "Bel and the Dragon" (v.

  • The Apocrypha Proper, or the apocrypha of the Old Testament as used by English-speaking Protestants, consists of the following books: 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, Additions to Esther, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, Epistle of Jeremy, Additions to Daniel (Song of the Three Holy Children, History of Susannah, and Bel and the Dragon), Prayer of Manasses, i Maccabees, 2 Maccabees.

  • Palestinian) name of Tiamat the dragon of the abyss, the natural symbol of the power of darkness, or of the kingdom of the world as opposed to the kingdom of the people of the saints of the Most High God.

  • For the apocryphal book of the Bible, Bel and the Dragon, see DANIEL: Additions to Daniel.

  • If further selection be made from the large body of miscellaneous poems, the comic poem on the physician Andro Kennedy may stand out as one of the best contributions to medieval Goliardic literature; The Two Mariit Wemen and the Wedo, as one of the richest and most effective pastiches in the older alliterative style, then used by the Scottish Chaucerians for burlesque purposes; Done is a battell on the Dragon Blak, for religious feeling expressed in melodious verse; and the well-known Lament for the Makaris.

  • olibanum of Java), corrupted in the parlance of Europe into benjamin and benzoin; camphor, produced by Cinnamomum Camphora, the "camphor laurel" of China and Japan, and by Dryobalanops aromatica, a native of the Indian Archipelago, and widely used as incense throughout the East, particularly in China; elemi, the resin of an unknown tree of the Philippine Islands, the elemi of old writers being the resin of Boswellia Frereana; gumdragon or dragon's blood, obtained from Calamus Draco, one of the ratan palms of the Indian Archipelago, Dracaena Draco, a liliaceous plant of the Canary Island, and Pterocarpus Draco, a leguminous tree of the island of Socotra; rose-malloes, a corruption of the Javanese rasamala, or liquid storax, the resinous exudation of Liquidambar Altingia, a native of the Indian Archipelago (an American Liquidambar also produces a rose-malloes-like exudation); star anise, the starlike fruit of the Illicum anisatum of Yunan and south-western China, burnt as incense in the temples of Japan; sweet flag, the root of Acorus Calamus, the bath of the Hindus, much used for incense in India.

  • The Sangre del drago of the Mexicans is a resin resembling dragon's blood obtained from a euphorbiaceous tree, Croton Draco.

  • 508, and became a bishopric at an early period and a centre of religious enthusiasm, as containing the tomb of the revered St Theodore, who slew a dragon in the vicinity and became one of the great warrior saints of the Greek Church.

  • In Greek art Leto usually appears carrying her children in her arms, pursued by the dragon sent by the jealous Hera, which is slain by the infant Apollo; in vase paintings especially she is often represented with Apollo and Artemis.

  • A cave in the hill is said to have sheltered the dragon which was slain by the hero Siegfried.

  • It is an amalgamation of the myth tof Beowa, the slayer of the water-demon and the dragon, with the historical legend of Beowulf, nephew and successor of Hygelac (Chochilaicus), king of the Geatas, who was defeated and slain (c. 520) while ravaging the Frisian coast.

  • The water-demon Grendel and the dragon (probably), by whom Beowulf is mortally wounded, have been supposed to represent the powers of autumn and darkness, the floods which at certain seasons overflow the low-lying countries on the coast of the North Sea and sweep away all human habitations; Beowulf is the hero of spring and light who, after overcoming the spirit of the raging waters, finally succumbs to the dragon of approaching winter.

  • The scene represents St George and the Princess after the conquest of the Dragon, with accessory figures, the sea, a mountainous landscape and an elaborately painted city in the background.

  • Its three roots go down into the three great realms - (I) of death, where, in the well Hvergelmer, the dragon Nidhug (Niandggr) and his brood are ever gnawing it; (2) of the giants, where, in the fountain of Mimer, is the source of wisdom; (3) of the gods, Asgard, where, at the sacred fountain of Urd, is the divine tribunal, and the dwelling of the Fates.

  • dragon of chaos and darkness is conspicuous by her absence.

  • This may illustrate the fact that the dragon is also unmentioned in the Hebrew cosmogony; to some writers the dragon-element may have seemed grotesque and inappropriate.

  • One may also be permitted to hold that the mythic figure of the dragon, if used poetically, is a highly serviceable one, and consider that " in the beginning God fought with the dragon, and slew him " would have formed an admirable illustration of the passages just now referred to, especially to those in the Apocalypse.

  • 13) is really a pale version of the old mythic statement respecting the cleaving of the carcase of Tiamat (the Dragon) into two parts, one of which kept the upper waters from coming down.'

  • On the traces of dragon and serpent myths in the Old Testament and their significance, see Gunkel, Schopfung and Chaos (1895) - a pioneering work of the highest merit - and Ency.

  • Bib., " Behemoth," " Dragon," " Rahab," " Serpent."

  • Idolatrous cults repose so largely on make-believe and credulity that the priests who administered them, perhaps oftener than we know, fell into the kind of imposture and trickery of which the legend of Bel and the dragon represents a classical example.

  • The attribution of the seven heads and ten horns to the dragon, xii.

  • Such an one could never have so represented the life of Christ - a child persecuted by a dragon and carried off to God's throne.

  • At the base of this account lies the Babylonian myth' of the birth of the sun-god Marduk, his escape from the dragon who knows him to be his destined destroyer, and the persecution of Marduk's mother by the dragon.

  • A more satisfactory explanation has been offered by Dieterich (Abraxas, 117 sqq.), who finds in this chapter an adaptation of the birth of Apollo and the attempt of the dragon Pytho to kill his mother Schopfung and Chaos § 3, Religionsgesch.

  • N.T., 54 sqq Leto, because it was foretold that Leto's son would kill the dragon.

  • Here Apollo is born, who four days later slays the dragon.

  • Hathor, his mother, is persecuted by Typhon and escapes to a floating island with the bones of Horus, who revives and slays the dragon.'

  • There are obvious points of similarity, possibly of derivation, between the details in our text and the above myths, but the subject cannot be further pursued here, save that we remark that in the sun myth the dragon tries to kill the mother before the child's birth, whereas in our text it is after his birth, and that neither in the Egyptian nor in the Greek myth is there any mention of the flight into the wilderness.

  • The Messiah, whose birth and escape from the dragon was recounted in xii.

  • The living Nero was no longer expected to return from the East, but Nero was to be restored to life from the abyss by the dragon, i.e.

  • Sigurd acquired great fame and riches by slaying the dragon Fafnir, but the chief interest of the story centres round his connexion with the court of the Burgundian king Gunnar (Gunther).

  • Sigurd himself is not mentioned by any contemporary writer; but, apart from the dragon incident, there is nothing in the story which affords sufficient justification for regarding his personality as mythical.

  • 1 it is a crooked and piercing serpent, the dragon of the sea; cf.

  • In 1831, Hussein Aga Borberli, called the "Dragon of Bosnia," or Zmaj Bosanski, set forth from Banjaluka on his holy war against the sultan Mahmud II.

  • 2) the "great dragon," who persecuted the woman "clothed with the sun," is identified with "the old serpent, that is called the Devil and Satan."

  • The characteristic Chinese mode of dividing the "yellow road " of the sun was, however, by the twelve "cyclical animals " - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon or Crocodile, Serpent, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Hen, Dog, Pig.

  • His good fortune, however, does not forsake him; he lands in Ireland just as a fierce dragon is devastating the country, and the king has promised the hand of the princess to the slayer of the monster.

  • Tristan achieves this feat, but, overcome by the venom exhaled from the dragon's tongue, which he has cut out, falls in a swoon.

  • The seneschal of the court, a coward who has been watching for such an opportunity, cuts off the dragon's head, and, presenting it to the king, claims the reward, much to the dismay of Iseult and her mother.

  • Suspecting that the seneschal is not really the slayer of the dragon, mother and daughter go secretly to the scene of the combat, find Tristan, whom they recognize as the minstrel, Tantris, and bring him back to the palace.

  • PHORCYS (PHORCUS, PHORCYN), in Greek mythology, son of Pontus (Sea) and Gaea (Earth), father of the Graeae, the Gorgons, Scylla, and Ladon (the dragon that guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides).

  • rat, bull, tiger, hare, dragon, serpent, horse, goat, ape, cock, dog, pig, which may possibly be an imitation of the ordinary Babylonian-Greek zodiac familiar to ourselves.

  • of England conferred the order of the Garter on Guidubaldo, Castiglione was sent to England with a letter of thanks and with the small picture, now in the Louvre, of "St George and the Dragon," painted by Raphael in 1504, as a present to the English king.

  • In some orders the classes are more numerous, as in the Royal Victorian, for instance, which has five, numerous foreign orders a like number, some six, while the Chinese " Dragon " boasts no less than eleven degrees.

  • The medallion on the reverse contains a figure of St George and the Dragon and the corresponding initials J.U.P.F., Justus ut Palma Florebit, the motto of the order.

  • The collar is composed of three members alternately, the imperial eagle bearing on a red medallion a figure of St George slaying the Dragon, the badge of the grand duchy of Moskow, the cipher of the emperor Paul I.

  • The badge is a white cross with gold borders, with a red central medallion on which is the figure of St George slaying the dragon.

  • For foreigners, however, the emperor in 1882 established the sole order, that of the Imperial Double Dragon, in five classes, the first three of which are further divided into three grades each, making eleven grades in all.

  • Andrew, who behaved with injudicious violence, was banished to France, James to Newcastle; other preachers were confined to their parishes; and by a mixture of chicanery (as at the pseudo assembly of Linlithgow) and of violence, the king established his tottering episcopacy, and sowed the dragon's teeth of civil war.

  • It occurs naturally in some resins, especially in gum benzoin (from Styrax benzoin), in dragon's blood, and as a benzyl ester in Peru and Tolu balsams. It can be prepared by the oxidation of toluene, benzyl alcohol, benzaldehyde and cinnamic acid; by the oxidation of benzene with manganese dioxide and concentrated sulphuric acid in the cold (L.

  • Prow and stern rose high; and the former was carved most often into the likeness of a snake's or dragon's head: so generally that " dragon " or " worm " (snake) became synonymous with a war-ship. The warriors were well armed.

  • This conception of the strife of God with the devil was further interwoven, before its introduction into the Antichrist myth, with another idea of different origin, namely, the myth derived from the Babylonian religion, of the battle of the supreme God (Marduk) with the dragon of chaos (Tiamat), originally a myth of the origin of things which, later perhaps, was changed into an eschatological one, again under Iranian influence?

  • Now it is possible that the whole conception of Antichrist has its final roots in this already complicated myth, that the form of the mighty adversary of God is but the equivalent in human form of the devil or of the dragon of chaos.

  • Similarly Pompey, in the second psalm of Solomon, is obviously represented as the dragon of chaos, and his figure exalted into myth.

  • The connexion of St George with a dragon, familiar since the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine, can be traced to the close of the 6th century.

  • The notion sprang from an ancient bas-relief of George and the Dragon on the Lydda church.

  • Here grow, among the introduced plants, the coffee tree, the date-palm, the sugar-cane, the banana, the orange tree, the American agave and two species of cactus; and among indigenous plants, the dragon tree on the north-west of Teneriffe.

  • Worms was known in Roman times as Borbetomagus, which in the Merovingian age became Wormatia, afterwards by popular etymology connected with Wurm, a dragon.

  • Siegfried bathed in the blood of heals in g g healing the dragon he slew and thus became invulnerable; the blind emperor Theodosius recovered his sight when a grateful serpent laid a precious stone upon his eyes; Cadmus and his wife were turned into serpents to cure human ills.

  • 9) and also its Dragon Well (Neh.

  • r3); in modern times the curative Virgin's Spring or St Mary's Well has its dragon which, when awake, swallows the intermittent flow of the water.

  • The waterspout, sometimes taken for a long-tailed dragon, is a huge sea-serpent, according to the Wanika of East Africa (Tylor i.

  • 25), and a great dragon or serpent is often the cause of eclipses, so that in India, on the occasion of an eclipse, its attention can be attracted by bathing in a sacred stream, or by a ritual which includes the worship of the image of the snake-god (i.

  • 4 In a story from the isle of Lesbos the dragon must receive a human victim twice a day.

  • In the Chinese annals of Khotan in Cashgar, when a certain stream dried up, a female dragon declared that her husband had died; one of the royal grandees sacrificed himself to meet the want, the water flowed once more, and the " husband " of the being became the guardian of the kingdom's prosperity.

  • 6 At Thebes - the Thebans were SerpentigenaeApollo took the place of Cadmus, who, after killing the dragon which guarded a well and freeing the district, had ended by being turned into a serpent.

  • 7 But an ethnological tradition appears when Phorbas killed the serpent Ophiusa, freed Rhodes of snakes and obtained supremacy, or when Cychreus slew the dragon of Salamis and took the kingdom.

  • where worship was divided between the serpent and the Mosaic Law, it is said that the great dragon was burst asunder by the prayers of Christian saints (c. A.D.

  • 12 Christian saints have also stepped into the shoes of earlier serpent-slayers, while, in the stories of " St George and the Dragon " type, the victory of the pious over the enemy of mankind has often been treated as a literal conflict with dragons, thus introducing a new and confusing element into the subject.

  • 13 At Rouen the celebration of St Romain seems to preserve a recollection of human sacrifice to a serpent-demon which was primarily suppressed by a pagan hero, and at Metz, where St Clement is celebrated as the conqueror of a dragon, its image (formerly kept in the cathedral) was taken round the streets at the annual festival and received offerings of food.

  • 13 See Antichrist; Devil; Dragon.

  • For the "great fish" is ultimately Tiamat, the dragon of chaos, represented historically by Nebuchadrezzar, by whom for a time God permitted or "appointed" Israel to be swallowed up.

  • After Beowulf has reigned prosperously for fifty years, his country is ravaged by a fiery dragon, which inhabits an ancient burial-mound, full of costly treasure.

  • The aged king resolves to fight, unaided, with the dragon.

  • The dragon hears Beowulf's shout of defiance, and rushes forth, breathing flames.

  • The young Wiglaf, son of Weohstan, though yet untried in battle, cannot, even in obedience to his lord's prohibition, refrain from going to his help. With Wiglaf's aid, Beowulf slays the dragon, but not before he has received his own death-wound.

  • The treasures of the dragon's hoard are buried with his ashes; and when the great mound is finished, twelve of Beowulf's most famous warriors ride around it, celebrating the praises of the bravest, gentlest and most generous of kings.

  • On the other hand, it would be absurd to imagine that the combats with Grendel and his mother and with the fiery dragon can be exaggerated representations of actual occurrences.

  • It is a reasonable conjecture that the tales of victories over Grendel and the fiery dragon belong properly to the myth of Beaw.

  • The notion that ancient burial mounds were liable to be inhabited by dragons was common in the Germanic world: there is perhaps a trace of it in the Derbyshire place-name Drakelow, which means " dragon's barrow."

  • There are similar alternative possibilities with regard to the explanation of the striking resemblances which certain incidents of the adventures with Grendel and the dragon bear to incidents in the narratives of Saxo and the Icelandic sagas.

  • The generally recognized principal Avatars do not, however, by any means constitute the only occasions of a direct intercession of the deity in worldly affairs, but - in the same way as to this day the eclipses of the sun and moon are ascribed by the ordinary Hindu to these luminaries being temporarily swallowed by the dragon Rahu (or Graha, " the seizer") - so any uncommon occurrence would be apt to be set down as a special manifestation of divine power; and any man credited with exceptional merit or achievement, or even remarkable for some strange incident connected with his life or death, might ultimately come to be looked upon as a veritable incarnation of the deity, capable of influencing the destinies of man, and might become an object of local adoration or superstitious awe and propitiatory rites to multitudes of people.

  • The Dragon.

  • Nathan of Gaza assumed the role of Elijah, the Messiah's forerunner, proclaimed the coming restoration of Israel and the salvation of the world through the bloodless victory of Sabbatai "riding on a lion with a seven-headed dragon in his jaws" (Graetz).

  • They were slain by a dragon, which was in turn destroyed by Cadmus; and by the instructions of Athena he sowed its teeth in the ground, from which there sprang a race of fierce armed men, called Sparti (sown).

  • high, containing an altar, beneath which is a doorway leading to a vault, and a bronze statue of Luther, originally destined for his tomb; the university library, in which is preserved a curious figure of a dragon; and the bridge across the Saale, as long as the church steeple is high, the centre arch of which is surmounted by a stone carved head of a malefactor.

  • Orestes, according to Zielinski, is the son of the sky-god Zeus-Agamemnon, who overcomes his wife the earth-goddess Gaia-Clytaemnestra; with the assistance of the dragon Aegisthus, she slays her husband, whose murder is in turn avenged by his son.

  • The religion of Zeus is then reformed under the influence of the cult of Apollo, who slays the dragon brought up by the earth-goddess on Parnassus, the seat of one of her oldest sanctuaries.

  • Zeus being firmly seated on his throne as the result of the slaying of the dragon by Orestes, the theological significance of the myth is forgotten, and the identifications Zeus-Agamemnon and GaiaClytaemnestra are abandoned.

  • Apollo, who has urged Orestes to parricide and has himself expiated the crime of slaying the dragon, is able to purify others in similar case.

  • "The fashion of Greek fire was such that it came to us as great as a tun of verjuice, and the fiery tail of it was as big as a mighty lance; it made such noise in the coming that it seemed like the thunder from heaven, and looked like a dragon flying through the air; so great a light did it throw that throughout the host men saw as though it were day for the light it threw."

  • After encircling the city of that name, it flows south as far as Liu-ch'eng Hien, where it forms a junction with the Lung-kiang, or Dragon River.

  • The only facts in natural history which appear even indirectly to countenance the flotation theory are the presence of a swimming bladder in some fishes, and the existence of membranous expansions or pseudowings in certain animals, such as the flying fish, flying dragon and flying squirrel.

  • - The Red-throated Dragon FIG.

  • In 1885 Ney Elias made his famous journey across the Pamirs from east to west, identifying the Rang Kul as the Dragon Lake of Chinese geographers - a distinction which has also been claimed by some geographers for Lake Victoria.

  • - The "additions to Daniel" are three in number: Susannah and the Elders, Bel and the Dragon, and The Song of the Three Children.

  • This addition was placed by Theodotion before chap. i., and Bel and the Dragon at its close, whereas by the Septuagint and the Vulgate it was reckoned as chap. xiii.

  • after the twelve canonical chapters, Bel and the Dragon as xiv.

  • Bib.; Marshall in Hastings' Bible Diet.; Toy in the Jewish Encyc. Bel and the Dragon.

  • Marduk destroys Tiamat in a similar manner to that in which Daniel destroys the dragon (Delitzsch, Das babylonische Weltschopfung Epos), by driving a storm-wind into the dragon which rends it asunder.

  • Again, a peasant of Vinci having in his simplicity asked Ser Piero to get a picture painted for him on a wooden shield, the father is said to have laughingly handed on the commission to his son, who thereupon shut himself up with all the noxious insects and grotesque reptiles he could find, observed and drew and dissected them assiduously, and produced at last a picture of a dragon compounded of their various shapes and aspects, which was so fierce and so life-like as to terrify all who saw it.

  • The most famous statue of him is the Apollo Belvidere in the Vatican (found at Frascati, 1455), an imitation belonging to the early imperial period of a bronze statue representing him, with aegis in his left hand, driving back the Gauls from his temple at Delphi (27 9 B.C.), or, according to another view, fighting with the Pythian dragon.

  • the island that is reached "before" Cipango), or from the Jezirat al Tennyn, " Dragon's Isle," of the Arabian geographers.

  • is considered by critics to have ultimately arisen out of the myth of Marduk's conflict with the dragon (see Cosmogony).

  • 1 8 41 [3] 3, p. 168) obtained it by distilling Tolu balsam, naming it benzoene, and Glenard and Bouldault obtained a substance by the dry distillation of dragon's blood which they called dracyl.

  • The most interesting public monument is the great Lindwurm or Dragon, standing in the principal square (1590).

  • Dr Yovan Yovanovich, called by his admiring countrymen Zmay (the Dragon) on account of the high flight of his poetry and his ardent patriotism, began his poetical career by producing melodious translations of some of the best poems of other nations (the Hungarian Arany's Toldi Jdnos, Petofi's Jdnos Vitez, Lermontov's Demon, Tennyson's " Enoch Arden," Bodenstedt's Mizra-Shaffy, Goethe's Iphigenie, &c.).

  • Zimmern and P. Jensen, compares the dragon of the Apocalypse with the Babylonian Tiamat, thinks that some myth is referred to, and finds the µay€Scov of ApµayEbwv in the divine name `YEVEAAcya5wv, a Babylonian god of the underworld.

  • A later and more critical writer of nearly the same name, Don Vicente de la Fuente, has published valuable Estudios criticos sobre la historia y el derecho de dragon (1884-1886).

  • In Babylonian mythology "the old serpent goddess ` the lady Nina' was transformed into the embodiment of all that was hostile to the powers of heaven" (Sayce's Hibbert Lectures, p. 283), and was confounded with the dragon Tiamat, "a terrible monster, reappearing in the Old Testament writings as Rahab and Leviathan, the principle of chaos, the enemy of God and man" (Tennant's The Fall and Original Sin, p. 43), and according to Gunkel (Schopfung and Chaos, p. 383) "the original of the ` old serpent ' of Rev. xii.

  • Revela tion describes the war in heaven between God with his angels and Satan or the dragon, the "old serpent," the deceiver of the whole world (xii.

  • Like the history of the founder of the Achaemenian empire, that of Ardashir has from the beginning been overgrown with legends; like Cyrus he is the son of a shepherd, his future greatness is predicted by dreams and visions, and by the calculations of astronomers he becomes a servant at the court of King Artabanus and then flies to Persia and begins the rebellion; he fights with the great dragon, the enemy of god, &c. A Pahlavi text, which contains this legend, has been translated by Noldeke (Geschichte des Artachshir i Papakan, 1879).

  • As one of the autochthones of Attica, Cecrops is represented as human in the upper part of his body, while the lower part is shaped like a dragon (hence he is sometimes called 5tOvi i s or geminus, Diod.

  • Rodmar, for the sake of the treasure, was slain by his sons Fafnir and Regin; and Fafnir, seizing the whole, retired to a desolate heath and, in the form of a snake or dragon, brooded over the hoard.

  • To him Regin told of Fafnir and the hoard, and the young hero offered to go out against the dragon if Regin would weld him a sword.

  • These Sigurd forged into a new sword, so hard that with it he could cleave the anvil and so sharp that it would sever a flock of wool floating against it down stream; and, so armed, he sought and slew the dragon.

  • Another adventure, too, he can tell of him, namely, how he slew a dragon and how by bathing in its blood his skin became horny, so that no weapon could wound him, save in one place, where a linden leaf had fallen upon him as he stooped, so that the blood did not touch this spot.'

  • Gum tragacanth, familiarly called gum dragon, exudes from the stem, the lower part especially, of the various species of Astragalus, especially A.

  • At first she was too stunned to respond, and then passion hit her like the fiery breath of a dragon.

  • Ridges of sparkling white sand surrounded the camp like a sleeping dragon, soaking heat from the sun - resting now so it could spit its fiery breath at them later in the day.

  • It was difficult to start a subject that might result in a fight, but she had to know for sure — slay the dragon, so to speak.

  • Another reflection of this battle can be seen in the early saints' penchant for dragon slaying.

  • all-American travel experience with balconies plus dragon gate misty during the whole.

  • He should wear protective amulets like the Secret Dragon to empower his work.

  • Subtle green aventurine has been expertly carved to create this marvelous small dragon.

  • Per chevron Gules and Or a Dragon rampant counterchanged a Chief wavy Barry wavy of six Azure and Argent.

  • bas-relief image of a dragon twisted round the shank.

  • Terri's entry was a superb dragon overlooking a sphere which understandably encouraged fierce bidding, finally going for £ 110.

  • The dragon (his name was Brym) was happily crunching great, glowing cinders from a large brazier.

  • breathing dragon.

  • Beneath is Dragon Hill, a natural flat-topped mound with a crescent of bare chalk showing through.

  • chasen heated the heroin turns black and wriggles like a snake, hence the term ' chasing the dragon ' .

  • chasen heated the heroin turns black and wriggles like a snake, hence the term ' chasing the dragon ' .

  • Cordelia dragon soft toy click here.

  • crocodile skin hangs on the wall to symbolize the death of a Dragon.

  • The Red Dragon of Wales and the cloven Celtic cross of Cadw now fly from the Edwardian castles.

  • crouching tiger, hidden dragon, either.

  • A dragon standard was taken on the third crusade by Richard I in 1191.

  • defiance of gravity and any thoughts of the dragon.

  • Best Bit: Shiina's father's aerial dogfight with an angelic Shadow Dragon.

  • dope sheet decided to catch up with some of them on a summers day in London. [Dragon] My name is Dave Cotterill.

  • dragon's lair in the hills down to its drinking place at the river.

  • At the former, St George comes down from the hill to slay the dragon at a well beneath a tree.

  • The fumes are then inhaled, a method sometimes known as ' chasing ' or ' chasing the dragon ' .

  • dragon tattooed at great expense on tail of shirt Seagoon: What does that prove?

  • Gargantuan Black dragon: D&D TMG A fearsome dragon heralds the arrival of the new Dungeons & Dragons Icons product line!

  • Was he absolutely certain that he was capable of handling an argument with a fiery dragon?

  • Two nights before, I dreamt of being confronted by a fierce, very awake dragon and it evoked terror in me.

  • The welsh dragon does not appear on the Union flag.

  • dragon slayers.

  • dragon slaying, the usual.

  • dragon motif on the front.

  • dragon boat racing.

  • dragon boat.

  • Inside you'll find the invisibility potion, which will enable you to pass the sleeping dragon.

  • They then go on a mission to save Princess Fiona from a fire breathing dragon.

  • The aim of the team at Copper Dragon is to brew quality ales to satisfy the tastes of the discerning drinker.

  • fearsome dragon, without the shedding of any blood.

  • The Dragon will be too flamboyant for the Dog.

  • However, the dragon takes them down to the hot geysers of the Hotwater Valley where he thaws them out.

  • He finally dragged the dragon to the town, using the princesses girdle, and slayed it in front of all the towns people.

  • glissandoly the Dragon is sung by the Tenors and Altos accompanied by wordless glissandi in the Basses adn Sopranos.

  • In spite of its pugilistic face, the dragon goby, or violet goby as it is also known, is a gentle fish.

  • In 1799 it was ' a large green dragon.

  • green-eyed dragon.

  • A very cool antique English brass coat hook, this features St George (the patron saint of England) slaying the dragon.

  • In the 1960s the American designer Donald Claflin created humorous, figurative pieces such as the ' Dragon ' brooch included in the show.

  • I have finished my border off with a rather jolly dragon.

  • kino derived from the fruit and used for coloring varnishes, etc. is known as dragon's blood.

  • Devlin refers to Serpent Lane, which led from the dragon's lair in the hills down to its drinking place at the river.

  • Dragon Fly 5cl vodka 2cl melon liqueur 1cl fresh lime juice 2cl apple juice Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.

  • liveried bus is a Dennis Dragon.

  • The island is famous for its giant lizards, considered the last of their kind remaining in the world today, the Komodo Dragon.

  • The dragon brought his head very close to Trimus ' till the young mage 's eyes were watering from the wyrm's sulfurous breath.

  • The Dragon's powerful energy will make you very magnetic to others.

  • Copper Dragon Black Gold 3.7% A dark style with a rich roast malt character from this newly established regional brewer in Skipton.

  • martial arts instructors will be able to adapt the Lil ' Dragon to their style with ease.

  • Cedric the Dragon was at the festival - the charities cuddly green charity mascot.

  • Still the huge Dragon walked on, through halls that glistened with blue Sapphire and red Ruby, Purple Amethyst white moonstones.

  • The T-shirt has white trimmings on the arms and on the round neck collar and a dragon motif on the front.

  • mythical creature from all of my books is the Dragon, from Dragon Rider.

  • mythical dragon.

  • noodle bar brushes against boxes of fuschia dragon fruit at a dazzling tropical produce stand.

  • Included in their list are several oddballs such as Dragon gobies, Black arowana and butterfly fish.

  • It turned out that the usual " guard " on that duty was a rather officious elderly dragon of a conductress.

  • Turn 5. High Elves The Silver Helms refuse to charge the fear causing dragon ogres!

  • The Imperial Dragon is cavorting with his consort the Imperial Phoenix around this paper parasol.

  • prefer something at that end of things try some Dragon Well tea.

  • According to an ancient Chinese legend, a young priestess fought to free humans from the Dragon that kept them like cattle.

  • Alternative view here £ 20.00 / $ 37.40 Old Gold Contorted Dragon Flying dragons are one of the most powerful human protectors.

  • We had to be very careful of the highly flammable dragon puppets.

  • And, of course, the Green Dragon rolling forever onwards, a continual vision quest.

  • rancid, sour smell of dragon wafted up from the large pen below.

  • target renegade is still a brilliant game today, chopping Double Dragon thoroughly in the windpipe.

  • This production rate is likely to increase as White Tiger and Dragon fields are improved (both fields producing from basement reservoirs ).

  • reverie of âSunday jam Jar Daysâ with its dragon and damsel flies.

  • Itâs all good, but I particularly enjoyed the reverie of âSunday Jam Jar Daysâ with its dragon and damsel flies.

  • The giant rhubarb was the first place to go then we went to the dragon, then the bamboo maze.

  • Dragon Lore Single character role-playing game Interesting 3-D graphics.

  • That is because the Green Dragon is the world's first environmentally-friendly roller coaster which harnesses people-power to minimize use of electricity.

  • I used to play rugger at the Dragon School!

  • sabrengwei was so accomplished at the game that he had won a ' dragon saber ' for his online alter-ego.

  • Santa claus hanging from 4 ' chinese dragon by window.

  • The island is nearly a mile long and looks, with its deeply serrated backbone, like a dragon hanging on to Hirta.

  • Then you might get replies from other than an Ancient Fire Dragon, who has a short fuse.

  • The Welsh dragon on the left carries a sickle to represent farming interests.

  • slay the dragon at a well beneath a tree.

  • The sea dragon's face resembled a fan, its features radiating from its pointed snout.

  • Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp Blue Dragon Sweet Chili sauce and the juice of 1 lime.

  • spaceship lands on the Baron and takes the dragon back to their planet for secret experiments.

  • John Blatchly has pointed out that the dragon imagery in the roof spandrels suggests a probable dedication of St Margaret of Antioch.

  • spear thrust into a dragon's jaw.

  • All life in the town and outlying forests has been stifled by the sudden raids of orcs on dragon steeds.

  • surprising twist in the dragon's tale.

  • An epic fantasy swordplay adventure from the filmmaking tradition that brought you Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

  • Look: points to Chinese dragon tattooed at great expense on tail of shirt Seagoon: What does that prove?

  • I was very excited when I found a crib quilt on Ebay with a friendly dragon, carrying teddy bears over a castle.

  • His tomb shows an angel bearing his soul to Heaven and apparently his spear thrust into a dragon's jaw.

  • It's no crouching tiger, hidden dragon, either.

  • thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

  • Beowulf contains the tale of a dragon who guarded buried treasure within an ancient tumulus.

  • The canes were tied together to form the dragon shape across the hut with old baler twine.

  • With a surprising twist in the dragon's tale.

  • The evil tycoon Koga Shuko is obsessed with finding both halves of the Double Dragon a talisman which will give him awesome mystical powers.

  • verdigris resin, the dragon sphere can be enjoyed year-long.

  • The idea of urban vigilantes challenging an untouchable crime boss was staid even then, following Double Dragon, Final Fight and their ilk.

  • Dragon Fly 5cl vodka 2cl melon liqueur 1cl fresh lime juice 2cl apple juice Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.

  • white-knuckle roller coaster called Dragon Khan.

  • By giving him a Red Button, or button of the highest rank, a Peacock's Feather, the order of the Double Dragon, a patent of nobility to his ancestors for three generations, and the title of Junior Guardian of the heir apparent, the Chinese showed their appreciation of his manifold and great services; while under the seal of the British government there were bestowed upon him the orders of C.M.G.

  • Having promised that Zeus Ammon would visit her in the form of a dragon, he himself assumed the disguise.

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