Bookmark and Share Home - Gallery - Contact - Directory

Switch to Tags

Calligraphy in Chinese
Chinese Calligraphy Symbols
Ancient Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Calligraphy Love
Chinese Calligraphy Set
Chinese Calligraphy Art
Chinese Calligraphy Characters
Chinese Calligraphy Names
Chinese Calligraphy Brush
Chinese Calligraphy Translation
Learn Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Calligraphy Tattoo
Chinese Calligraphy Dragon
Chinese Calligraphy Ink
Chinese Calligraphy Painting
Chinese Calligraphy Writing

 

Valuable Resources

Chinese Paintings Expo

Chiesne Art Store

Chinese Calligraphy Dragon

The Chinese dragon is a mythical Asian creature of Chinese origin. The traditional Chinese dragon is a long scaled snake-like creature that has for legs with five claws on each leg. The dragon embodies the male concept of yang. In modern times, the dragon symbolizes masculine power. A common Chinese dragon proverb is 望子成龍. This translates to, "Hoping one’s son will be successful and as powerful as a dragon."

Chinese Simplified

Chinese Traditional

The symbols above represent the common Chinese calligraphy for dragon. The next table shows many of the dragon calligraphy variations that are found.

Common Chinese Name

Chinese Traditional Symbol

Meaning

Bailong

白龍

Bailong was the white dragon. He was the protector of pure and virtuous kings.

Bashe

巴蛇

Bashe, also called the ba snake, was a giant python like dragon that fed on elephants.

Chilong

螭龍

Chilong, commonly called the demon dragon, was referred to as a mountain demon. Chilong was a hornless dragon.

Dilong

地龍

Dilong, the earth dragon, was considered the controller of the rivers and seas.

Feilong

飛龍

Feilong, known as the flying dragon, was a winged dragon that rides on clouds and floats in the mist.

Fucanglong

伏藏龍

Fucanglong, commonly referred to as the hidden treasure dragon, was the underworld guardian associated with volcanoes. It was said that Fucanglong is found protecting precious metals and jewels.

Hong

 虹

Hong is the two headed dragon also known as the rainbow serpent.

Huanglong

黃龍

Huanglong was the yellow dragon that was said to hear all petitions.

Jiaolong

蛟龍

Jiaolong was called the crocodile dragon. Jiaolong was a hornless scaled dragon that is said to be the ruler of all aquatic animals.

Longma

龍馬

Longma, also known as the dragon horse, was said to have emerged from the Luo river to introduce Ba gua to Fu Xi. Ba gua are eight Taoist cosmology diagrams.

Longwang

龍王

Longwang had the title of Dragon Kings. He was the diving ruler of the four seas.

Panlong

蟠龍

Panlong was commonly referred to as the coiled dragon. He was the lake dragon and never ascended to heaven.

Qinglong

青龍

Qinglong literally means azure dragon. His spirit was said to be that of the most compassionate king. He was a mythological creature in the Chinese constellations.

Qiulong

虯龍

Quilong translates to curled dragon. Contradicting legend say he was both a horned and hornless dragon.

Shen

Shen literally translates as giant clam. Shen was a shape shifting sea dragon believed to create mirages.

Shenlong

神龍

Shenlong, also called dragon god, was the thunder dragon that controls the weather. Shenlong was said to have a human head, dragon’s body, and a drum shaped stomach.

Teng

Teng was called the soaring snake. He was a flying legless dragon.

Tianlong

天龍

Tianlong, also known as the heavenly dragon, was a celestial dragon that guarded heavenly palaces and pulled divine chariots.

Yinglong

應龍

Yinglong directly translates to responding dragon. Yinglong was associated with rain and floods.

Xuanlong

玄龍

Xuanlong was the black dragon. He was said to dwell in deep mystic waters.

Zhoulong

朱龍

Zhoulong was the vermillion dragon.  He was said to have blessed lakes and bodies of water.

Chiesne Art Store
   

Home - Gallery - Contact - Directory - Privacy - Chinese Art Store

Copyright © 2009 - 2015 Chinesecalligraphyexpo.com All Rights Reserved