Medieval Dragons Post-Medieval Dragons Bestiary
Dragon Bar in Media Room
Hollywood Hills, California
Dragons are found in nearly every culture. The earliest recorded dragon, Kur, the Sumerian dragon who stole the goddess Erishkigal shortly after the formation of the world, was first written about as early as 2700 BC. Dragons have a documented history on six continents (that we know).
Dragons in the Ancient and World Dragons fall into these general areas:
Cradle of Civilization dragons, such as the Sumerian Kur, oldest known dragon.
Asian dragons. Far eastern dragons here can be clasified by number of toes: Chinese imperial sky dragons have five toes, and often a fireball. Ordinary Chinese dragons, for want of a better word, have fewer toes, usually four. Japanese dragons traditional have three toes. You will also find here the Philippine moon-eating bakunawa and a Japanese nightmare-eating baku. While not a true dragon, a baku is nice to have in the event of bad dreams. Korean dragons are primarily benevolent creatures that bring blessings, rain and clouds, or protections; Korean dragons with opposable thumbs (four toes) can carry Yeouiju wish-granting amulet, while the less evolved three-toed dragons cannot.
Mythic dragons, the Islamic World dragon, the Peridexion tree of India, the Nordic dragon who wraps himself around the roots of Yggdrasil, the world tree. While many of these dragon images are medieval, the myths are ancient so I have included them in this section.
I currently have nearly 100 dragons available. Many dragon tiles have migrated as far as Japan, Norway, Tasmania, the UK, both coasts of Canada, Belgium, and throughout the United States. Each dragon is described briefly.
Some dragons have moved, due to overcrowding:
All Dragons on one page (not advised for slow connections)
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Dragons from medieval illuminations, bestiaries, and tracts, are here: Medieval and Bestiary dragons. All the dragons, including retired dragons, and their listing, can be found on the All dragons page. It is very image intensive and requires a good connection.
Due to overcrowding, Post-Medieval to Victorian Folklore Dragons have taken up residence elsewhere. You can find all the dragons, including retired dragons, All dragons. Not recommended for phones or slow connections.
A listing of all dragon tiles, is available here: All dragons. Very slow loading.
Tile: Tumbled Botticino marble
Size: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)
Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)
Weight: 22 ounces (.62 kg) each tile
*Also available in 4 inch tiles
Per Dragon: $77
Prices do not include shipping costs.
You can quick order dragons. Dragons usually ship fairly quickly. Here's how to order dragons:
If you are ordering many tiles, need a different size, or a combination of different tiles, see How to Order Tile to take advantage of discounts and better shipping prices.
After you've checked out, you'll be redirected to a message page where you can tell me which dragons tiles (by name or number), ask any questions you might have, and tell me about your project. I will send you an email to confirm your order.
This only works for the US and Canada. For other countries, contact me so I can give you a shipping estimate.
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