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Europaean Dragon Description

Updated on July 16, 2014
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Dragon Description

Dragon Description

The European dragon is the legendary creature from Celtic folklore and mythology. Every dragon begins its life, as an enormous 4 foot long egg. That eventually will grow into a body that measures up-to 17 feet long at the most, while only 13 feet in length at the least. While having a shoulder span of 45 feet long. The body structure of a European dragon, varies in color, depending upon species, and family line.

A dragons body consist of fireproof scales. Although these are not common lizard, or snake scales, the scales of a dragon begin upon hatching. Where they are thin like tissue paper, and progress over time to become tougher than nails, shinier than silver or gold, and excessively clean, not to mention there muscular frame. Each one being shaped like an octagon, or tear, and adjusting in such a manor as to fold in to one another, thereby creating a shield for the dragon, while offering mobility to his frame. But there are no scales upon the neck, and wings of the dragon. The wings of a dragon are connected towards the shoulder-blade, and expand downward towards the dragons thigh. With its head and tail, being used similar to a rudder, allowing the wings to move in certain directions. This helps the dragon to balance, when in flight. At the end of the wing, is applied a thumb and forefinger, which resemble that of a bats. However not all dragons, have the natural ability to fly sole upon aviation, some posses natural majestic ability’s which they use during flight.

The head of a dragon, varies in size, number, pattern, and spikes, varying upon which species it is. Although generally they are very wide at the top, and narrow down into a jaw that is similar to an alligators, bearing sharp pointed teeth. Which allow the dragon to chew through its carnivore dinner, that could consist of any herbivore species. Whither that be deer, goats, cattle, sheep, or occasionally people.

The mouth of a dragon, is one of its strongest defenses, not sole because of its sharp teeth, which could easily shred someone in half. But because of the vast ability's that dragons have, which range from the ability to spay poison, spit fire, or breath toxic fumes. All of which depends upon the species, of the dragon.


A dragons call can range in hertz, from as low as a birds call, or a persons whisper, to as high as a sonic boom. When one shows a dragon affection, it will make a humming whistle, like sound. Although when agitated this whistle quickly reverts into a piercing, screech that can opt at 20,000 hertz. The European dragon, is very intelligent and a rapid learner, which allows it to be the only dragon to speak. The elder of the dragons, speaks only in Latin, while the younger dragons speak English.

A dragons face consist of long wattle, which is a fleshy, crinkle hanging from various parts of the head or neck, although its preferable found under the chin. This acts very similar to a cats whiskers, and allows the dragon to have a depth perception. However when the male dragon gets older, he also starts growing long white whiskers, that help it in much of the same way, as the wattle.


The neck consists of several pairs of horns on both sides of the neck, as well as the spine, face, tail, and occasionally the men will have them upon there noses. Most commonly these horns appear in three various colors, crimson red, hazel brown, or jet black. Although depending upon breed, the horns might be beigish white, to sunkisst yellow.

A dragons eye is commonly refereed to as a cats eye, due to the vertical shape of the iris, and its ability to widen out. The eye is protected with a tough leather like skin outer casing, that protects the 3 inner eyelids from damage. The first of these eyelids, starting closest to the eyeball itself, consist of a thin mucus film which is used during flight. Then followed by two more, which are used to protect the eyeball, and socket, from any damage.

The pupil is black as night, and features the shape of an upside down cornucopia. While there is no sclera, like the human eye, but a full iris, which is often seen as blood red, fire yellow, emerald green, or jasper purple.

There are several species of dragons, that fall underneath of the term European dragon. Most of which consist of the following description, with only one or two variations, pending upon there family breed,and genetics. The classifications that dragons fall under, can be clearly defined through dungeons and dragons. The following section will clearly define these family types, and the dragon species classified under each.

Chromatic Dragon

Chromatic Dragon

The Chromatic dragon family consist of dragons, that have a solid color through out there body,and scales. Chromatic dragons, have been known to come in a wide verity of colors, hues, and pigments, which is mainly there bonding point. However there personality's, traits, skills, and function, depends sole upon there species type.

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Black Dragon


Name: Black Dragon

The appearance of a black dragon, is much like there general description, which was previously described. Although there scales are so black, that they appear purple. Most black dragons stand at 16 feet tall, with a wing span of 40 feet, and a body mass of 160,000 pounds. Black dragons, have a pair of horns upon there heads, which go straight forward, then curve back behind there heads. There frills, are extremely long, and usually seen wrapped around there head, and neck.

Black dragons have many enemies, which consist mainly of anything that exist, including people, and plants. Although they mainly target water creatures, which they catch to eat, such as fish, morsels, and crabs. Which explains there foul rotting smell, which is so strong it could knock over a bull mouse.

They have also been known to live in boggy swamp like caves, that are generally close to there food source. These caves are highly protected, by the black dragon, who guards his precious gold coins, and hoards of decaying fish. As legend has it, if anyone would try to rob these caves, they would severally suffer. Which is highly probable do to the dragons acid breath, or possible from its magical lightning bolts.

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Red Dragon

Name: Red Dragon

The red dragon, stands 22 feet tall, with a wingspan of 250 feet, and a weight of 1,280,000 pounds. Red dragons are very large in size, and there scales are distinctly ruby red. Upon there head are a pair of horns, which circle back towards the wings. Red dragons are fire breathing beast, who rink of smoke.

A meal to the red dragon, consist of females, children, and elves, which they have also been known to hoard. A red dragons whole life is devoted to hoarding, but this hoarding is more than just humans. But also of anything of value, such as gold, silver and gems, which fit very snug inside mountain dwellings.

Green Dragon

Name: Green Dragon

The green dragon, was 10 feet tall, and had a wing span 8 times that of his body, which made him weigh out at 160,000,000 lbs. Most of this weight, was in the compression of its toxic gas, in which it breathed. This toxic breath appears like a low lying fog, which could kill anything that passes its way. Such as birds, squirrels, trolls, and gnomes, which made an easy dinner for the dragon.

The green dragons favorite treasure, is there underground cave homes, that can be found deep within the forests. If another dragon would dare disturb there home, they would have to face the wrath of the green dragon. The black dragon had often pressed his luck, when it came to the green dragons territory. This often lead to a fight to the death, where the green dragon would end up dieing.

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Blue Dragon

Name: Blue Dragon

The blue dragon stands at 16 feet tall, with a wingspan of 80 feet, and a body mass 160,000 pounds. Blue dragons are noted for having large, fluffy, pointed, ears that are much like a cats ear. They also have one single horn, which circles around, is shiny, and appears like that of a unicorns. While there tail appears very long, firmly solid, and resembles a hair, or that of a caterpillars. But what is most noticed about the blue dragon, is its elegant wingspan, that makes the blue dragon appear like a feather in flight.

The blue dragon lives in sandy areas, where it has been known for camouflaging itself as a water mirage. When ever a camel would be thirsty, it would follow the mirage, until it was too late, and already inside the dragons belly.

White Dragon

Name: White Dragon

The white dragon is not only the most rarest, of all dragon species, but is also the only inbreed species of dragons, that is known. These Arctic front dwelling dragons are who's natural breath defense is frost. White dragons, are known to be extremely weak, and even have tattered wings. Which makes it extremely hard to find meat, so they settle for plants and and vegetables.

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