ZhulongPosted by Sara C. Snider on Apr 30, 2014 in A to Z Challenge, Fairytales and Folklore | 22 comments
I had to Google this one, due to a distinct lack of any Z related people or creatures in my books at home. Plus, my brain feels fried after writing about Yggdrasil. So we’re going to wrap up this challenge with a nice “easy” one.
“Zhulong” literally means “torch dragon” (or Zhuyin—“illuminating darkness”) and is a solar deity in Chinese lore. With the body of a serpent and the face of a human, Zhulong created night and day by opening and closing his eyes, and created the wind with his breath.
While kind of creepy in having a human face, he’s still very interesting. I’m not familiar with Chinese mythology, and I like the concept of a dragon playing a part in creation.
Source: Zhulong on Wikipedia
And that brings us to the conclusion of the A to Z Challenge! I thank everyone who’s stopped by and commented. It’s been great meeting new folks and reading so many interesting posts this month. (Exhausting, but still great.) Thank you all for making my first A to Z a good one.