History of the China Dragon
Numerous ancient nations had dragon mythologies, but nowhere was the mythical beast more venerated than in China. There, the dragon was nearly always seen in a good light and was especially connected with life-giving rains and water supplies, in stark contrast to other global mythology. The dragon was prevalent in ancient China and continues to have a significant influence on the Chinese psyche today. It was regarded as the most auspicious year sign, was worn on the robes of emperors, was represented in the most priceless objects, including gold jewelry and jade figurines, and was frequently mentioned in literature and the performing arts.