Interested in dragons?
Dragons have been part of our world for a very long time. They are found in ancient art, stories handed down through generations, movies, books, video games and even tattoos. We even have two animals that bear the name dragon – the bearded dragon and the Komodo dragon. If you are interested in dragons for any reason, you will find the following ten websites entertaining and enlightening. They are listed in order of their Alexa traffic count rating.
Global Alexa Rating: 991,720
The bearded dragon is one of the real types of dragons that anyone can safely have in their homes – no, they do not breathe fire, but there are certain challenges involved with their care. This website will walk you through getting started. It includes discussion forums, care sheets and articles. You’ll also find visitor photos and product reviews. Bearded dragons are indigenous to Australia and do make a pretty fine pet.
Global Alexa Rating: 1,311,042
This site is one page of very interesting information about the history of dragons. There is also a link to another site entitled, “Dragons in Art and on the Web.” Which includes nearly 1,500 pictures of dragons. The article is well-written and informative. You should find it an interesting read if you are interested in the ancient myths regarding dragons.
Global Alexa Rating: 1,416,193
This site is all about dragons, fantasy and role-playing. There are a number of articles on dragon information and a very nice gallery of dragon pictures. There are articles from a cultural standpoint and legends. Topics also include the history of dragons, dragons across cultures, dragon types, anatomy and physiology, famous dragons and more. You can also purchase posters, books, statues and more – all dragon related!
Global Alexa Rating: 1,486,044
Although this is an old archived file from 10-31-1999, it is an easy to read short accounting of dragons of history around the world. It lists a number of famous dragons and gives its origin and information about it. You can read about Smaug from The Hobbit, Saint George of English history and Hydra of Norse/Greek mythology along with a few others. If you have interest in other reptilian creatures, head back to the main page for more selections.
Global Alexa Rating: 2,189,491
This is a rather no-frill website that gets into information about a variety of mythical creatures. In addition to dragons, you can read about biblical beings, part-human creatures, winged beasts, land beasts and sea creatures. The serpents & dragons section includes amphiptere, amphisbaena, chimera, cockatrice and basilisk, gorgon, hydra, whyvern and dragons. This site doesn’t have a lot of information, but it can add at least a little bit to your knowledge base.
Global Alexa Rating: 2,413,567
You will likely really enjoy this website. It has quite a bit of information about such things as dragon colors, dragon species, dragon types, myths/legends/folklore, definition of a dragon, dragons in fame, dragon history, dragon mythology, dragon science, dragon theories, dragon topics, dragon artwork and more. Be sure to check out the Interactive section which includes dragon-related fonts for download and dragon personality tests so you can identify your special dragon suited to you.
Global Alexa Rating: 2,509,857
This is a very comprehensive site about dragons that includes dragon history, dragon tattoos, dragon art, pictures of dragons and links to find gifts, collectibles and figurines. The Other section is a fun place to explore as it includes dragon song, dragon games, multilingual dragons, adopt a dragon and more. You can even learn about dragon fruit, bearded dragons and Komodo dragons.
Global Alexa Rating: 4,182,972
This website is loaded with dragon images – 18 pages of them! You can also click on the items to the right to get more information about various things such as Korean dragon, eastern and western dragons, Chinese dragon, Japanese dragon, Mongol dragon and more. You can also read up about Feng Shui’s use of dragons. There is also a video about how to draw a dragon graphic, offered by well-known artist Chris Scalf. It is a five minute video that compresses the hour long process. Part way through the video you get the option to switch over to another graphic that Chris thinks came out even better.
Global Alexa Rating: 8,452,197
Komodo dragons are a real live dragon that lives about 50 years in a remote area in Indonesia in the Komodo National Park. They are a giant lizard in the reptile family. This site gives you information about these amazing dragons including facts, habitat, diet, reproduction and more. There are a few photos on the site as well. The Komodo dragon is not a pet – in fact it is forbidden as they are an endangered species. They were once hunted for their skin, teeth, skull and skeleton but any trade in these items is now forbidden.
Global Alexa Rating: 12,530,823
This site is devoted to Chinese dragons. There are a number of posts on the site with archives going back to June 2012. The site also includes photos and videos. The articles are interesting and cover things such as the fascination with the Chinese dragon, the legend of the Chinese dragon and even how to make your own Chinese dragon (out of paper, of course!). One you won’t want to miss is the Chinese dragon dance, complete with videos.
If you are interested in all the names of famous dragons in literature and movies, here is one more site as an honorable mention – http://www.dragonorama.com/famous/index.html. As you learn about dragons and decide you want to set out to locate some of your own, remember this wise warning that is well known in the world of dragons – “Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!” which is a paraphrase from the line from Tolkien – “Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”