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Welcome to Day 10 of Here be Dragons.
What is it that Dragons like? As I’ve been looking into dragons so much recently and of course, while I wrote my dragon story, several things that dragons enjoy became clear. At least for Northern dragons I’m not quite so sure of the Eastern sort.
Northern dragons it would seem like meat. The devour sheep and shepherds, cattle and drovers, whole villages and towns, and most of all beautiful girls. They eat offered girls, ones who they stumble upon, and especially they like the taste of a ripe princess.
The earliest reference to this goes back to ancient Egypt, where Seth in the disguise of a dragon that looked just like a huge Nile crocodile, was set on gnawing his way through a lovely virgin princess. The spark of life Horus, in the guise of a huge falcon, prevented evil Seth from eating the wench. The crocodile god slithered off suffering from battle wounds and Horus tenderly embraced the grateful maiden. This kicked off a set of legends that romped on for the next millennium.
Along with woeful maidens, dragons like gold and jewels. Almost all the Northern dragon legends have a reference to gems and treasure. Dragons are hoarders and stockpile their plunder. They hide their loot away in their home roost or lair. They lounge on it; sleep curled up in it, and guard it jealously.
There is more than just this appetite lead gluttony. Dragons are thinkers who ponder the mysteries of the world. They are poets and dreamers. Their life span is beyond human imagining and they live for eons, unless they meet a determined warrior. I have to say it is this element of dragons I love best. The idea a creature could live so long and learn so much always makes me sigh. Of course there are drawbacks to such an extended existence but the lordly dragon overcomes them.
Many of the dragons of legend are male. There is not so much known of female dragons and when I wrote Serving the Serpent I wondered what things a dragoness might yearn for, desire, or be interested in. I had great fun trying out ideas as answers to that question.
Some of the answers I found might surprise you.
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Tomorrow I’ll be writing for Sexy Snippets Sunday from my story in Sexy to Go 10. You’ll find more dragons here on Monday.
Thanks for reading.