Top Dragons. Leviathan, Fin Fang Foom, Smaug, The Dracolich Titan, Draco…

Top Dragons. Leviathan, Fin Fang Foom, Smaug, The Dracolich Titan, Draco…
Isabel del Rio

The Hobbit. The Desolation of Smaug. Movie

From old times, people have talked about dragons. They appear in the Bible (Leviathan), in romances of chivalry (Endriago), in novels of the 19th and 20th centuries (Smaug)… They are nice (Draco) or really evil (Fin Fang Foom). Here, a list of Yareah favorite dragons:

Maybe the oldest dragon appears in Book of Job (5th century BP) and is the Leviathan, a terrible sea monster.

In the Apocalypse, the final book of the New Testament, Satan is a dragon.


Medieval Bestiary

During the Middle Ages, one of the most famous dragons was the unnamed dragon of the Old English epic which dies by the mutual efforts of Wiglaf and Beowulf.

In Amadis de Gaula (14th century), a romance of chivalry, appears Endriago, a monster Amadis de Gaula battles.

Kenneth Grahame wrote The Reluctant Dragon (1898), a dragon who dislikes to act as a dragon.

Thrilling is Fin Fang Foom. In the Marvel universe, the huge serpent-like dragon Fin Fang Foom has fought against great super heroes: the Fantastic Four and Iron Man. Of course, he inflicts some serious destruction!


Dragonheart movie

We love Draco from Dragonheart movie. The last living dragon is a nice dragon. Draco (voiced by Sean Connery) will fight together with the knight Bowen (Dennis Quaid) in favor of the mankind. Finally, Draco becomes legend.

How about Smaug in The Hobbit? The ancient dragon Smaug is a literary character in the novel The Hobbit by Tolkein. He is the guard of Lonely Mountain and the guard of all the treasure within. All Tolkein magic one again!

St. George and the Dragon is a Christian legend. Here, St. George, (275-303 AD) did triumphant battle with a huge dragon saving innumerable towns and becoming a reluctant hero.

Dragons appears also in songs: ‘Consummate The Dragon’ by Shai Hulud and video games: The Dracolich Titan.


The Hobbit. The Desolation of Smaug

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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