Questions tagged [dragons]

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

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Can Bran Stark control dragons?

In the third season of Game Of Thrones, we saw scenes showing 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 ...
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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 fire-...
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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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Where did dragons come from in Middle-Earth?

All that I know of Smaug is that he (she?) came out of nowhere to attack and conquer Erebor. Where exactly did he come from? In fact, what are the origins of dragons? Did Ilúvatar create them or did ...
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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 ...
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Do standard definitions exist for dragon, drake, wyrm and wyvern?

In many different books including Dragonlance, Tales from the Sword Coast, Magic: The Gathering and other similar fantasy series, I've seen references to dragons, drakes, wyrms and wyvern (which may ...
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Young adult novel with dragons, magic, and ends weirdly

In elementary school, between '92 and '96, I read a young adult fantasy novel that has eluded my internet searches to this day. I don't remember the plot, but I think it had the word 'Rainbow' in the ...
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Are there any talking dragons in the Harry Potter universe?

Charlie Weasley had some success in his attempts to train dragons (or at least Ron claimed as much). But does the history of the Potterverse detail any dragon with an ability to talk to people, or to ...
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What is the background for the phrase “literary trend for shit books about talking dragons” in connection with Wales?

On 16th of March, 2013, Wales won with England 30-3 in Six Nations tournament. Dailymash commented it this way: ENGLAND deliberately lost the Six Nations to Wales as part of a plan to boost the ...
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What relation/link is there between Glaurung and Smaug, if any?

Is there any relation or link (by blood or legend or anything) between the dragon Glaurung, in The Children of Húrin, and Smaug in The Hobbit?
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How long do the dragons of Middle Earth live?

Do the Dragons of Tolkien's works die a natural death, or are they like the elves and can only be killed in battle?
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Why did Smaug gather a treasure of gold and other precious objects?

In The Hobbit, the Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf are on a mission to rob Smaug. But why did he have so much to steal from? He's a Dragon! He is not the kind of dragon that eats gold and gems. He doesn't ...
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Why does Spike eat gems in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic?

In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Spike is a Dragon that eat gemstones. Here's some proof for the distrustful: Maybe it's me that don't know a lot about the Dragons lore, but it's the first time ...
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What was the fate of Ancalagon the Black?

In The Fellowship of the Ring - The Shadow of the Past, Gandalf is discussing methods of destroying the ring, wherein he mentions this: It has been said that dragon-fire could melt and consume ...
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Early 90s YA novel about a kid into special FX who meets an (animatronic, yet possibly alive) dragon

All i can remember are a few specifics, would love to rediscover the title. Haven't been able to Google up anything. The kid (~13) made special effects models as a hobby (only one i can remember is a ...
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Looking for a Book about people Called Talents

I remember something about people gaining powers from areas that were once inhabited by dragons. The main character can talk to animals and is followed around by a wolf; her brother can influence ...
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Book about Dragons Ending (Turning to stone)

I read a book once that was some variation on a fantasy setting with magic and such, but the one factor I recall about it was that the dragons in this world could End - essentially, they turned into ...
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What fantasy book has a character acquire powers by sleeping in a dead dragon's body? [duplicate]

I read this novel a very long time ago, so the details are hazy, of course. All I clearly remember is that the main character has to sleep in the body of a dead dragon (to escape inclement weather, ...
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Help identify a story with witches, and men who can change into dragons

A young woman is a witch or has witch-like abilities. When her grandmother goes missing she must step in to run the shop and realizes that granny also protected the lesser supernaturals in the area....
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Old fantasy book about two warring nations and an airship destroyed by a dragon

I'm looking for a book that was written by two authors about two warring nations of elves and hobbit-like people. The book cover has a small hobbit-like person in a shallow cave with a dragon looming ...
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Searching for a specific book about dragons [duplicate]

I believe it was a trilogy. It was set in a universe where dragons are pitted in fights against each other for humans' benefit, and the main character was a stableboy who helped to take care of ...
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Are Dragons in Potterverse Poisonous?

Dragons have been featured relatively frequently throughout the Harry Potter series. We know they are dangerous creatures due to their size, ferocity, and fire-breathing abilities. Is there any canon ...

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