segunda-feira, janeiro 18, 2010

The Celtic Dragon II

For centuries around the world, the Celtic dragon has
been a creature of myth and legend. Some people believe
that the dragon represents the principles of fertility.
It is believed that the dragon was created with as a
combination of elements when the appearance of life
first came about. When the first living cell was
born from the earth and the sky fertilized it by the
water and the wind, dragon was born from the seed of
the yin and yang. It is said the same process takes
place every year.

The ancients used to believe the dragons were creatures
of the parallel world. They possessed a power and
presence that affected the lay of the land.
The dragon legend is to be associated with the
nerve centers of seasonal fertility.

The vein is known as the path of the Celtic dragons.
It is considered to be the flow of energy of the earth.
When a dragon would stop and rest or cross, then that
particular spot would be called the vein. It would be
the place of heightened power. One of those places you
know today the dragons stopped at and became a place of
heightened power by the Celtic dragons is the Stonehenge.
A symbol of how the circle of life should be centered on
the power of the dragon is thought to be the Celtic Cross.

The role of dragons changed when Christianity was introduced
to the Celts. Some people claim dragons never did exist.
Some say the dragons didn’t come until the English arrived.
This is because there is no written record of dragons
recorded in the Celtic world. The stories of dragons
during the Celt era must have been entirely oral tradition
to tell the stories and have them live on for so many years.

When the Christians appeared and became, dragons suddenly
came about. It is said this is due to the effort Christians
gave to maintaining written records so they wrote about the dragons.
The Apostolic Church was known for being good at taking the beliefe
of the people and using the belief for their own benefit.
A good example of this is when St. George told the people
the power of the dragon is the power of the devil.
The Christians slayed the Celts.
The symbol is that St. George killed the dragon, known as Satan,
in order to save the maid, who was the symbol of Christianity.
The convenience for the Christians was that the dragon was the Celtic symbol.

Storytellers and craftsmen continue to revitalize the popularity of
the Celtic dragon. Dragons have never gone out of style.
For example, the Welsh display their flag with a Red Dragon
because it is known to lead the way.

The Celtic Dragon is symbolic and was known by the Celts as
a symbol of power. When the Christians came in and conquered
the Celts, they turned their symbol of power and theoretically
changed the symbol from power to evil. The Celtic dragon is
favored today and will be remain around for many centuries to come.