Friday, May 22, 2009
Pagans love dragons. Pagans aren't the only ones who like dragons. Gamers and readers of fantasy novels are also crazy about dragons, but Pagans take it one step further. Many Pagans believe that dragons not only existed in the past (and may exist today), but they also believe that their spirit guides/totem animals are dragons.
These people may own dozens, or even hundreds, of representations of their spirit dragon. You've seen them at festivals and gatherings, wearing dragon-wrapped pentacles and t-shirts with pictures of flame-spewing dragons and busty maidens.
Dragon t-shirts, figurines, tapestries, necklaces, Tarot cards, and posters are just some of the items available for purchase.
Many Pagan dragon lovers favor the more Western dragon over its Eastern counterpart. The dragon, no matter how fierce it may seem in mythology and legend, is viewed by many dragon-loving Pagan as the scaly version of a big teddy bear. Well, only if you truly understand the creature, which of course they can.
If you wish to get into a discussion about dragons with a Pagan, you may end up hearing about how the person has met dragons on the astral plane or in a past life, or maybe the person is/was a dragon him/herself. Some festivals even feature meditations that will allow you to contact your inner dragon or your personal spirit guide.
I have to say my personal favorite is the person who believes him/herself to be a dragon. I actually know a person like that. In fact, he is one of the inspirations behind this blog. Thanks, Dragon K.
Just remember: Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.