Dragons are mythical beasts. Dragonlore varies from culture to culture and from tale to tale.

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What creatures were dragons made in mockery of? [duplicate]

I've been wondering about this for years. It seems like a pretty obvious question, so I'm surprised not to have found it addressed among the other Tolkien minutiae on this site. Hopefully I haven't ...
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In what ways dragons can kill a Dragonborn? [duplicate]

In what ways dragons can kill a Dragonborn? Obviously, there is: Also, can dragons kill Dragonborn on their own will or only on demand?
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Horn of Winter = Dragonbinder?

Is there any definitive evidence that the Horn of Winter sought by Mance Rayder is not actually a Dragon horn or indeed Dragonbinder itself? At first we are led to believe that Mance found the Horn ...
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Fantasy book with shape shifting dragon warriors

Set in a fantasy world with shape shifting Dragon kings and their warriors. They terrorize the humans, and kill those with magic. The protagonist is the great-grandson of a powerful warlock. He ...
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Paper mache dragons that come to life

Looking for a young adult book I read in my high school library in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, back in the early 1990's about a teenager who makes three dragons out of paper mache, and they come to life ...
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Why did Eragon Shadeslayer leave Alagaësia?

In Inheritance Eragon Shadeslayer left Alagaësia, convinced that the dragons would never be safe there; he needed to take them elsewhere to be safe. However, after defeating Galbatorix and learning ...
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Tolkien calls Sauron Morgoth's Greatest Servant - But does he ever really earn that with his actions?

Alright, so there is a great, incredibly well informed community here so let me ask a question that's been bothering me since I finished the Silmarillion. I'll lay out my reasoning for why it's a ...
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What was Sirius' way of tackling dragons?

In Goblet Of Fire, we hear Sirius telling Harry from the fireplace “Right — these dragons,” said Sirius, speaking very quickly now. “There’s a way, Harry. Don’t be tempted to try a Stunning ...
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Identify this YA book series about dragons, acid blood, and dangerously cold nights

I'm trying to remember the name of a series of books about a boy who works with dragons. Dragon's blood (or maybe it was slobber?) is acidic, and the children who wrangle these dragons often end up ...
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How did demolishing the bridge to the lake town Esgaroth help against Smaug’s attack?

From Chapter XIV of The Hobbit, describing the preparations the men of the lake-town Esgaroth made against Smaug’s attack: Every vessel in the town was filled with water, every warrior was armed, ...
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YA book about paper mâché dragons coming to life [duplicate]

i remember reading a young adult book about a teen in modern times (1980-1990) who makes a bunch of paper mâché dragons as a hobby and they end up coming to life and attacking him in his home. I ...
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Fantasy trilogy with dragons

Back in 2008 I read a trilogy of fantasy books. The series was about a man who had slain the last dragon that had been seen in the land and his wife, who was a low powered witch. The first book starts ...
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Trilogy of books about dragon souls inhabiting humans normally warriors

It has been a long time since I read the first book but will remember what I can. There were dragons, but they could not survive alone; they needed human hosts, and were beneficial to the human. There ...
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Book identification-Takes place in England with a Dragon and a Chinese Girl

I read this probably back in 2004-2005. Anyways the book/novel is being Narrated by this British youth to a Monk whose been charged with writing his every word. The novel then follows his pursuit of ...
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Name of novel that I read years ago with dragons and a boy with a book

I don't remember the name of it at all, and the only bits of the novel itself that I remember was that there was a boy (can't remember his age) and he got a book. And like, once in a while, the book ...
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What are the dragons' types in My Little Pony : Friendship Is Magic?

There are several different dragons in My Little Pony : Friendship Is Magic. I was wondering if they have already been classified or if there is a name for their types? Specifically, I want to know ...
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Woman discovers her neighbour/housemate is a dragon?

I'm looking for a story where a woman discovers that her neighbour/housemate/landlord is a dragon. I think they share a (possibly old?) house, but maybe it's an apartment-building. I think ...
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Where did the notion that Dragons could speak originate?

There are different sources in which dragons are able to speak and not speak. Speaking examples: Smaug in The Hobbit Skyrim DragonHeart Non-speaking examples: Game of Thrones/ASoIaF. Beowulf ...
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Was Smaug's treasure-hoarding a bug or a feature in-universe? [duplicate]

Smaug (and all other dragons) were created by Morgoth as species as warfighting machines. As such, the desire to amass bling seems to be a somewhat... tangential feature, to put it mildly. If I was ...
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Old movie, maybe 80s or early 90s with drakes being ridden through a canyon

I remember seeing this move where these people were riding drakes through a canyon of some sort. I think the drakes were fighting one another in the air. It was live-action, definitely not animated. ...
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Science Fiction Book or Story About Dragons

I remember a while ago reading about a book/story by some author that I thought was Fred Saberhagen, but I can't find anything in his bibliography. It was supposed to be about a post apocalyptic ...
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Falsely accused witch befriends transforming dragon she was to be sacrificed to

Story is in a medievalish setting and starts with a woman who has been falsely accused of being a witch being taken by 2 men to be sacrificed to a dragon. She ends up befriending the (male) dragon, ...
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Why are dragons considered magical in A Song of Ice and Fire?

People considered dragons to be magical creatures in ASOIAF (and their existence linked with the power of magic), but I don't see why. Why are they considered magical? Aren't they just another ...
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How smart were dragons, really?

I seem to recall reading that dragons were very clever in various places throughout the Silmarillion and the Hobbit. But, at least in the Hobbit, Smaug doesn't appear to be much smarter than your ...
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How many dragons ever existed on Middle Earth?

How numerous were dragons in the time before 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'? How many dragons did Tolkien ever mention by name?
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Looking for sci-fi movie featuring dragons vs Navy

Looking for movie featuring Dragons vs. Navy (or Army, but the trailer featured battleship trying to shoot the dragons down). Trailer also showed a dogfight between helicopters and dragons, capping ...
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Trying to find/remember Two scifi/fantasy books [closed]

I currently have two books I am trying to find The first is a young adult book series that starts off with a soldier being asked to deliver a magic ring to an old man/wizard. Along the way the ...
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How did dragons come into existence?

How were the dragons created? Did some God create them? For example, we know that Melkor created the Dragons in Arda. Is there something similar in the world of George Martin's?
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In Game of Thrones, can a dragon be killed?

Talking about grown dragons here - I don't recall ever reading about how tough their skin is or what their fighting style is (do they just fly around breathing fire or do they get down to business ...
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Which dragon books has Tyrion read?

We know from A Game of Thrones that Tyrion is a voracious reader, and has had a particular interest in dragons since childhood. Given these interests, what books about dragons has the series confirmed ...
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Dragons and Others in Game of Thrones (possible spoilers)

As the more cunning of you might already know, there is a direct correlation between Dragons and Others in the Game of Thrones saga. There is a plethora of quotes proving that Dragons are magical ...
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Story about a dragon hatching and a bullied protagonist

A long time ago, back in elementary school, we read an excerpt of a story - I don't remember much (and some of the details might be wrong), but I'm hoping the mighty stack community can help me ...
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Where does Daenerys keep her dragons?

I'm talking mainly about the TV series. When the dragons were younger, she kept them in the cage most of the time (right?). Then they grew up a bit more, and they mostly stayed beside her. In the ...
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Can Bran Stark control dragons?

In the third season of Game Of Thrones, we saw scenes that Bran can control Summer and Hodor, since he is a warg. In S2E03: What Is Dead May Never Die Bran says to Luwin: Old Nan used to tell me ...
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Story Identification - children's novel about a boy running away to play Dungeons and Dragons

When I was a kid I remember reading a short novel about a boy secretly running away and playing Dungeons and Dragons (or a similar game) with some rougher kids. The whole thing was told as though he ...
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How did the huge dragon skulls get placed in the dungeon?

How did the huge dragon skulls get placed in the dungeon of the Red Keep? In the TV series (Season 1) I didn't see any door large enough to accommodate them.
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Space Dragon Book?

I need help remembering a SciFi book with an economics theme to it, and it was sort of Dragon related. There was one SciFi story I read a long time ago that I can never remember the name of. It was ...
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Where have all the dragons gone?

Related to the question: How could Thranduil have met a dragon? It seems that there was a time in Tolkien's legendarium when dragons roamed the land and were a real and physical force to be reckoned ...
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fantasy book scientist arrives in dwarves field and teaches him to make aluminum so he can be considered a wizard in this world

Cannot remember the title or author of this fantasy book. Scientist invented a machine that landed them in an alternate world in the field of a dwarf who had been trying to find the recipe for ...
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How did all the dragons die in Game of Thrones?

What’s the history of the dragons and how they became extinct? I noticed in an episode I watched last night Tywin says: When I was Hand of the King under your father's predecessor, the skulls of ...
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Book about a mathematician turned into a dragon

I have been searching for a book about a mathematician who figures out some math problem that ends up putting his soul into the body of a black dragon. I have never read this book, but the person who ...
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Why doesn't Gandalf whip it out in the major battles? [duplicate]

The dragon in LOTR is powerful. Powerful things can exert lots of power The exertion of lots of power is useful for winning wars one wants to win Gandalf fights in wars he wants to win Gandalf is a ...
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Trying to identify a novel with dragons

Back in elementary school, about in 1999, I read a fantasy novel, I think it was called "land of gold" or something but I may be completely off in this. The plot was about a group people and a ...
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When Thranduil mentions his knowledge of the 'fire drakes of the North' is he talking about a battle with Glaurung or Ancalagon? [duplicate]

In the movie Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, the band are captured by Silvan Elves and taken to Thranduil's Castle in Mirkwood. Thranduil confronts Thorin and says, "I too have battled the ...
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What did Smaug eat for 60 years?

From what I understand, Smaug is a beast that must eat other living things to sustain himself. For example, he does not "eat" gold and jewels, he simply admires and covets them. It's implied that he ...
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Trilogy about a girl, dragons and Nicholas Flamel

I've been trying to track down this trilogy of books I've read when I was a teenager. The fact I've only read them translated to Lithuanian language, doesn't help. I don't remember much, but the few ...
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The Princess Who Lived with Dragons?

When I was in the 5th or 6th grade, I read this book about a princess who, well, does not want to be a princess. She sees her role as one big farce. So, she runs off into the mountains. There, she ...
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Humans and reptillian aliens had a war, after it ended the humans bred the aliens to become giant fighting dragons

The put saddles on the dragons, wore armor and fought in tournament type battles. The dragons were not sentient and were only used in the sport. One day the aliens returned and they, too, had taken ...
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How big was Shruikan?

I've read some fan fiction dealing with the inheritance cycle, and some of the writers make Shruikan's size absolutely huge (far bigger than he appears in the 2006 film). We know that Dragons never ...
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What about all the dragon-poop?

Was there ever a definitive description of how dragons and fire lizards defecate and what was done about it? I have read some descriptions saying that they do so between, while other sources stated ...