The Rich History and Symbolism Behind The Dragon

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The Meaning of The Dragon

The meaning of the oriental dragon is one of many facets. It's a legendary creature in Chinese culture. The dragon symbolizes power, strength and good luck to many cultures around the world. In Chinese culture, excellent and outstanding people are put alongside the dragon. They may be tasked with protecting sacred places, heavenly beings, or important cosmic elements. This role underscores their benevolent nature as defenders of the sacred and divine.
They are depicted in many forms, such as soaring in the clouds, standing in an authoritarian pose, roaring, and many more. In the Imperial eras of China, the dragon was often seen as a symbol for the imperials to show authority.
Dragons are often associated with imperial power and authority. In Chinese culture, the emperor was considered the "Son of Heaven," and dragons were seen as celestial beings with the power to bring rain and ensure a prosperous harvest. The dragon symbolized the emperor's authority to rule.


Dragons Carved In Jade

A dragon carved in jade carries significant cultural and symbolic meanings, particularly in Chinese culture where dragons hold a special place. Dragons are believed to bring protection and good fortune. Carving them in jade may be considered a talisman, warding off negative energies and attracting positive vibes and prosperity. Dragons are sometimes seen as spiritual beings. A dragon carved in jade may represent a connection between the physical and spiritual realms, embodying qualities of wisdom and transcendence. Beyond symbolism, a dragon carved in jade is a work of art. The craftsmanship and attention to detail speak to the artist's skill and creativity, making it a unique and aesthetically pleasing piece.

The Dragon and the Phoenix

It’s believed that the dragon and phoenix are a match made in heaven. The pair represents fortune, prosperity, and unconditional love and is believed that the pair makes up for each other's energies. The dragon represents the Yang (阳) and the phoenix represents (阴) Yin energy. The dragon and the phoenix are the kings in their own territory. Men wearing a jade dragon means wealth and power, and luck in business or career, going higher every step of the way. 


Common idioms 

Many idioms in China have references to the dragon. “望子成龙” “Wishing ones child become as great as the dragon.”  “龙凤呈祥” “Dragon and Phoenix are a match made in heaven. “龙生九子” “The Dragon's nine sons” The Pixiu is said to be the ninth son of the dragon.



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