Dragons were usually seen as a power of evil, and the slaying of a dragon the crowning achievement of heroes. Siegfried, Siegmund, Beowulf, Arthur, Tristram, and even Lancelot the "beau Ideal" of Medieval chivalry were all dragon slayers... Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur had a vision of a dragon that was considered a mighty omen. Uther began a tradition of using their war like and terrible effigies as standards, carrying them into battle to "strike fear into the hearts of the heathen."
They were painted on shields and the Vikings carved Dragons heads onto the prows of their ships. The Great Dragon slayer of Nordic myth, Siegfried, slayed the dragon, Fafnir as a young man, and seized the Ring of the Neiebelung. A bath in the dragon's blood made him impervious to injury everywhere save one small spot where a leaf clung to his back. He accidentally tasted Fafnir's blood which gave him the power to understand the forest birds.
The Greeks and Romans saw the dragon primarily as an evil power and gave birth to a plentiful brood of terrors. ( The Hydra, The serpents of the Gorgons, The Kraken, The Chimera and others. ) In general, the evil reputation of the dragon was stronger in Europe and out lived the other...
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