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What does the Year of the Dragon portend and why is this creature both feared and worshipped?

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What does the Year of the Dragon portend and why is this creature both feared and worshipped?

2024 is the year of one of the most powerful animals, as the Dragon is considered the most powerful sign of the Eastern calendar. Find out why many myths and legends are associated with this creature and what the Chinese dragon portends for humanity this year

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According to the Chinese calendar, the new year began on February 10, 2024. Thus, the Green Wooden Dragon became the patron saint of the world until January 28, 2025. And in Chinese culture, the Dragon is the most revered animal and the most powerful sign, so important changes are expected in 2024.


We will tell you what the year of the dragon portends and why this creature is shrouded in many myths and legends in the article below.


Read more about what energy the Dragon carries and what colors will bring good luck and success in 2024 here.


Legends and myths about dragons from around the world


First of all, it's worth noting that different cultures around the world have very different ideas about dragons and views on symbolism. For example, in China and Japan, this creature is associated with prosperity, fertility, and fortune; in European countries, especially in the Middle Ages, dragons were a symbol of fear, hatred, and chaos; and in Christian cultures, they are a symbol of death, darkness, and sin.


Associations with these animals also differ. For example, while in Slavic and English mythology, dragons were a symbol of fire, as exemplified by the Slavic Serpent Gorynych, in China, dragons were considered celestial, i.e. sacred creatures, and were always associated with the wind.


At the same time, almost all nations of the world have legends about dragons, but in some cultures they can fly and breathe fire, while in others they live in caves underground and guard treasures.


But regardless of whether this creature is considered sacred or deadly in a particular culture or religion, for all peoples of the world, a dragon is a large, strong, and powerful animal. And in the modern world, they have become one of the most popular mythical creatures that have gone far beyond legends and children's fairy tales.




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What does the Year of the Dragon portend?


2024 is a leap year, and it is usually considered unfavorable, but the Green Dragon is a symbol of dramatic changes, and therefore it changes the rules. Yes, the Dragon is the most powerful sign of the entire 12-year cycle, and the changes it heralds are in a sense karmic. Thus, the patron saint of the year is able to punish those involved in dubious activities and restore justice in sometimes fantastic circumstances.


The Year of the Dragon cannot be called calm, as the world will see many dynamic events. At the same time, the Chinese believe that this particular patron saint brings the most happiness and joy, and therefore the changes that the Dragon will offer will be for the better.


We remind you! Every year, China celebrates its traditional New Year, which lasts about 15 days. Read more about the most interesting traditions, legends, and superstitions associated with the celebration of the Chinese New Year in our previous article.


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