Mandarins 2007 Program

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In the mythology of Asian countries, the dragon (or "Lóng" in Mandarin Chinese) is the supreme spiritual power, the most ancient emblem in Asian mythology, and the most ubiquitous motif in Asian art. Dragons represent power, wisdom, and strength.

Dragons in China are first known as a river spirit and are linked to the ancient Chinese pearl of wisdom. Whereas in western cultures dragons are usually regarded as a symbol of malevolence, in China the dragon is held in high esteem for its dignity and power for good. Dragons are known for their intelligence and fortitude, along with possessing the quality of longevity.

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Posted by on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006. Filed under DCI World.