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Types of Chinese Dragons

Amphiptere / Amphithere / Amphitere
Amphiptere / Amphithere / Amphitere

Amphiptere is a hybrid from on European heraldry, part snake and part bird. Throughout Europe, the amphiptere was widely feared, so any family that displayed it on their coat of arms would be perceived as particularly fearsome in battle.

Anthropomorphic Dragon / Anthro
Anthropomorphic Dragon / Anthro

Anthropomorphic dragons combine human elements and the aspects of a dragon type, usually Western Dragon or Drake. An anthropomorphic dragon is bipedal with shortened forearms, which makes walking on all fours difficult or impossible. Draconic digits can range from humanlike digits with nails to talons.

Dilong, the Underground Dragon
Dilong, the Underground Dragon

Dilong presiding over streams. Dilong, the "Earth Dragon", is a Chinese dragon of the Earth and one of the Celestial Dragons, who are among the mightiest dragons in the world. Also called the Underground Dragons, the earth dragons are tasked to preside over rivers and streams.

Dragon Beast / Draconic Hybrids
Dragon Beast / Draconic Hybrids

Many dragons are described as hybrids between avian species and serpents. This website utilizes the term Dragon Beast or Draconic Hybrid to refer to monsters like the Chimera, a Greek monster that is part lion, serpent, and goat.

Drake
Drake

When reading fantasy, usually the dragons described hearken to either a British/French/Ancient Roman Model of some sort, or, less often, in western literature, a more chinese form of the dragon depending on the story and the author's design.

Eastern Dragon
Eastern Dragon

Eastern dragons are found all over the Far East, including China, Korea, and Japan. Many different animals contribute to the dragon's body: the body of a snake, belly of a frog, scales of a carp, head of a camel, horns of a giant stag, the eyes of a hare, ears like a bull, a neck like an iguana, paws like a tigers, and claws like an eagle.

Fucanglong, the Dragon of Hidden Treasures
Fucanglong, the Dragon of Hidden Treasures

The Fucanglong is the Chinese dragon of “hidden treasure” . He waits deep in the earth guarding his hordes of jewels or rare mineral deposits. Generally the only time he is seen is if you were to be hunting for said treasures deep in the bowels of the earth (I like to think it a chinese version of your shortcut through moria), or when he is called upon to report to the gods at which point he busts from the ground skyward causing a volcano to form.

Great Serpent
Great Serpent

Chinese dragons or East Asian dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, Chinese folklore, and East Asian culture at large. East Asian dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs.

Hydra
Hydra

Dragons to Use Against Hydra. These dragons can all critical hit against Hydra, but won't be critical hit by Hydra.

Jiaolong, the Horned Dragon
Jiaolong, the Horned Dragon

Jiaolong 角龍 "horned dragon", which is the Chinese name for the Ceratops dinosaur, occurs in Ge Hong's Baopuzi (10, tr. Ware 1966:170) "the horned dragon can no longer find a place to swim." Female dragon. Jiao meaning "female dragon; dragon mother" is first recorded in the (c. 810 CE) Buddhist dictionary Yiqie jingyinyi 一切經音義 (19).

Shenlong, the Spiritual Dragon
Shenlong, the Spiritual Dragon

Shenlong, also Shen-lung, (simplified Chinese: 神龙; traditional Chinese: 神龍; pinyin: shén lóng, literally "god dragon" or "spirit dragon", Japanese: 神竜 Shinryū) is a spiritual dragon from Chinese mythology who is the master of storms and also a bringer of rain.

Tianlong, The Celestial Dragon
Tianlong, The Celestial Dragon

There are nine types of classical Chinese dragons. They are as follows: Tianlong, the Celestial Dragons, are the celestial dragons who pull the chariots of the gods and guard their palaces. Shenlong, the Spiritual Dragons, control the wind and the rain.

Yinglong, the Winged Dragon
Yinglong, the Winged Dragon

Yinglong (simplified Chinese: 应龙; traditional Chinese: 應龍; pinyin: yìnglóng; Wade-Giles: ying-lung) is a winged dragon and rain deity in ancient Chinese mythology.