5 Dragons that Rocked Popular Culture

imagine dragonsDragons are mystical creatures that will forever tickle the imaginations of children and adults alike. Are they real? Are they out there somewhere, slumbering, waiting for the time to wake up and destroy humankind? What odd questions to ask. Seeing that my favorite band Imagine Dragons are having tours at this original site makes me wonder about the most famous dragons of all time. As it turns out, here are five of them:

Sephira of Eragon

Eragon is the well-received novel of Christopher Paolini about a farm boy who later became a spawn of good versus evil. One lovely day he stumbled upon a mysterious stone which turned out to contain a dragon, Sephira. It was so popular it warranted the release of its trilogy and a motion picture, too.

Mushu of Mulan

The Chinese people love dragons as evident in their Chinese Dragon dances every New Year. How they came to love dragons deserves a whole other post. For now let’s focus on Mushu, the funny little odd dragon that stays by Mulan’s side as she journeys to the realization of the real sense of womanhood and courage. Mushu was excellently voiced by Eddie Murphy.

Smaug of The Hobbit

Smaug is the evil dragon that everybody hates in Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit. Smaug guards treasures in the Lonely Mountain, treasures which, it turns out, rightfully belong to the dwarves. Smaug is such a popular dragon that he appeared on Forbes’ Fictional 15 several times. He currently ranks as the second wealthiest fictional character with an estimated $54.1 billion net worth, just second to Scrooge McDuck who has a net worth of $65.4 billion.

Elliot from Pete’s Dragon

Pete was rather fortunate to have Elliot, the sometimes-invisible dragon, as a best friend. Elliot was very mischievous and often times caused havoc, but later redeemed himself by igniting the torch of a light house.

Puff The Magic Dragon

Who would ever forget Puff the Magic Dragon who lived by the sea? Not me. It was the anthem of my childhood. Peter, Paul, and Mary sang about Puff and unknowingly sparked a love for the said dragon, inspiring a movie in 1978. Puff was voiced by Burgess Meredith. We wish we can see Puff rolling in the mist of Honah Lee.

 

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