This is a comprehensive study of the mythology of the dragon on a world-wide scale. Ingersoll deals with this archetypal beast in the lore of India, Korea, Japan, China, Wales, as well as the English legend of St. George. Anyone wishing to study dragons will find this a treasure-trove of information on the subject. He says: I became intensely interested in Dragon Worship and the Dragon Myth during my recent journey in China and Mongolia in support of the Central Asiatic Expeditions of Roy Chapman Andrews. Especially, in the royal city of Peking appears the apotheosis of the Dragon in every conceivable form of symbolism and architecture. The Dragons leading up to the steps of the temples and palaces of the Manchu emperors, and the superb dragon-screen guarding the approach to one of the royal palaces, are but two of the innumerable examples of the universal former belief in these mythical animals, and of the still prevailing beliefs among the common people of China.
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