The world is a rich and complex place to be, with diverse cultures taking very different meanings from the same thing. In Western culture, the dragon is something to be feared with St George slaying the dragon important symbolism for many different nations.
However, in Chinese folklore, dragons are benevolent creatures with divine origins belying a fierce appearance. Chinese dragons are snakelike creatures that often take of physical characteristics of other animals, such as tiger paws, deer antlers and the talons of the eagle. The dragon is central to Chinese New Year celebrations, with red dragon decorations brightening up most homes and parties, offering protection and guidance for the year ahead