DRAGON SYMBOLISM

dragon

(n.) a mythical monster usually represented as breathing fire
and having a scaly reptilian body, wings, claws,and a long tail.

(n.) (informal) a fierce or intractable person, esp. a woman

 

 

The dragon is a highly complex symbol, combining images of the serpent and the bird. Together, they form one of the most powerful monsters dating back to antiquity. The dragon is a symbol of evil, in both the chivalric and Christian traditions. In the Orient, it symbolizes supernatural power, wisdom, strength, and hidden knowledge. In most traditions, it is the embodiment of chaos and untamed nature. It is associated with the depths of the unknown sea, with the mountaintops, and with the clouds. Heroes typically fight (“slay”) dragons to gain control over territory; dragons are also usually guardians of a treasure,whether it be material or symbolic (as in knowledge). Killing the dragon is the conflict between light and darkness, slaying the forces of evil.

It has many correspondences: in psychology it is a fear of incest, or the chaos of the unconscious, evil. In Blake it represents sex and war, and in Yeats it is a guardian of life. Dragon blood is a talisman, ensuring good fortune, health and luck, can inflict incurable wounds if weapons are dipped in it.

 

Hand-crafted in 18 karat yellow Gold, this whimsical GREEDY dragon brooch by Kathaline Page-Guth, has been set with a Tourmaline cabochon, Sapphire, Tsavorite and Diamond pavé, and a single Chrysoprase briolette.
Finished with a classic safety clasp.

18 karat yellow Gold, Tourmaline cabochon (7,30 ct.), Sapphire (2,67 ct.) and Tsavorite pavé (0,60 ct.), Diamonds (0,15 ct.),
Chrysoprase briolette.