The Dragon King is a deity in Chinese mythology commonly regarded as the divine ruler of the ocean. He has the ability to shapeshift into human form and lives in an underwater crystal palace. He has his own royal court and commands an army comprising various marine creatures. Apart from presiding over aquatic life, the Dragon King can also manipulate the weather and bring rainfall. The Dragon King often appears in classical Chinese literature. Detailed descriptions are given of the grandeur of their palaces.
They are believed to be the rulers of moving bodies of water, such as waterfalls, rivers, or seas. They can show themselves as water spouts (tornado or twister over water). In this capacity as the rulers of water and weather, the dragon is more anthropomorphic in form, often depicted as a humanoid, dressed in a king's costume, but with a dragon head wearing a king's headdress.
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... There are numerous temples dedicated to Dragon King in China and one in Oregon, United States ... Mazu, also has human-shaped statues for the four Dragon Kings, each riding on a dragon ... In contrast to the Dragon Kings, Mazu, although also a deity of sea, is a motherly figure who never wreaks havoc ...
... Rabbit and the Dragon King) tells a story about a shrewd rabbit who manages to return home safely using many clever tricks after having visited the Dragon King’s ... The Dragon King had invited the rabbit to his palace to eat its liver after being told it that rabbit liver is the only cure for his illness ...
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... manages to occupy Terra Nostra, the homeworld of the Dragon Dwarves ... Soon, the fleet of the Dragon King celebrates its first victories, and the Dwarves begin a campaign aimed at freeing other worlds from the thrall of the Dominion ... The Dragon King however, decides not to make a final strike at the Ice Elves, instead opening peace talks ...
Famous quotes containing the words king and/or dragon:
“And this is law, I will maintain,
Until my dying day, Sir,
That whatsoever king shall reign,
Ill be the Vicar of Bray, Sir.”
—Unknown. The Vicar of Bray (l. 912)
“Sir Eglamour, that worthy knight,
He took his sword and went to fight;
And as he rode both hill and dale,
Armed upon his shirt of mail,
A dragon came out of his den,
Had slain, God knows how many men!”
—Samuel Rowlands (1570?1630?)