The Chinese dragon is a powerful and benevolent symbol in Chinese culture and is believed to control water phenomena, such as inviting rain during droughts. Dragons are everywhere in China, in legends, festivals, astrology, art, names and idioms. Dragons are seen as lucky and good-very different from the evil, dangerous, fire-breathing dragons of western stories.
Legend has it that, thousands of years ago, yan emperor (legendary tribal leader) through the mother’s induction, and a mighty dragon was born. With the help of the dragon and the alliance with the yellow emperor (the legendary tribal leader), they opened the prelude of Chinese civilization; Therefore, emperor yan and emperor huang are regarded as the ancestors of the Chinese people.
As time went by, the Chinese called themselves the descendants of the yellow emperor and the Chinese dragon.
From an imaginary child prodigy, the dragon has become a mascot from ancient times to the present. It represents the indomitable pioneering spirit of the Chinese people.
The dragon is not only popular in China, but also among Chinese people abroad. It has become a symbol of China and Chinese culture.
A number of legends concerning the origin of the dragon emerged in the course of Chinese history, of which the Totem-Worship Theory is more popular than the others.
The Yellow Emperor launched a series of wars against nine tribes on the Yellow River Valley, and incorporated the other tribes’ totems into his own dragon totem after defeating them. This explains why the dragon has attributes belonging to nine other creatures: eyes like a shrimp, antlers like a deer, a big mouth like a bull, a nose like a dog, whiskers like a catfish, a lion’s mane, a long tail like a snake, scales like a fish, and claws like a hawk.