Draco demon

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Draco the Reluctant (unknown - 2675 a.a.H) Also known as "Draco the Herald", Draco was a Bazrrod demon lord, a long-time diplomat and high level functionary in the Dark Legion of Demons, and later, a king of a country, and the creator of the Draconian race.

Attributes[]

  • Diplomat
  • Subtly Threatening
  • Logical and Rational
  • Soft Spoken
  • Deliberate and Judicious
  • Empathetic
  • Dislikes Waste
  • Likes Cats

Appearance[]

Draco, despite his name, is known to have appeared as a Loranor of the black Phanters subspecies during the 25th Century a.a.H., possibly until The Cataclysm. He may have used loranor bodies for centuries previous to the 25th Century. He did, however, appear as a demon-dragon when he negotiated with the great dragon god-king Barûm.

Certainly, the appearance of a dragon would have been impressive as the herald of the Dark Legion, though, it might have been contrary to his nature and the more subtle roles and methods of a diplomat. It is not unlikely that he had other bodies and appearances over centuries of time. Other Bazrrods and lesser demons that serve roles as diplomats, agents of sabotage and corruption and so on are known to use alternative bodies of the race they wish to treat with or manipulate.

Retinue[]

Draco, during the Campaign of Sargos, was accompanied by a troupe of bodyguards of cat people. Whether these were elite Loranor soldiers, or Soul Shard demons in the shape of Loranor cat people is unknown.

History[]

Early[]

Bazrrod agent recruiting peoples[]

At the time of this writing, nothing is known of Draco's origins or early life. It is known that he was one of the Bazrrod agents who wandered amongst the various peoples of Polforia to awe them with their power and cajole or otherwise convince them to become united under the Dark Legion of Demons against the encroachments of Humans in the world of Aiers. Draco was known to have brought tribes of Polforian Loranor into the Dark Legion, this is probably the beginnings of his title of "Draco the Herald"?

Brûm Joins the Dark Legion[]

Draco had assumed the body of a dragon, possibly when he took on the name 'Draco', as Bazrrods and lesser demons occasionally change names and titles. He became a dragon to negotiate with the Great Dragon Barûm, the God-King of the country of Brûm. The hope was to bring in the service of that country's Dragongod and its cadre of the Black dragons of Brûm, and its armies of the red skinned Brûmer Orcs and subject humans.

Barûm was noted for having organized his country, made his fellow dragons effectively subject to the State, and was expanding the nation of Brûm towards being an empire. Thus, the country of Brûm was a rival competitor to the unification of Polforia, particularly under the control of the demons and their Confederation of Free Peoples. For a time, it was widely believed that an existential all out war between the Dark Legion and Brûm for dominance of Polforia was inevitable.

Draco's mission was to treat with the black dragon Barûm and form an alliance with him at worst, or, at best, get the black dragons to willingly join with the confederation of Free Peoples and the military arm of the Dark Legion. This was a difficult assignment as usual displays of magic to awe and wonderment, and conversely, threats and bluster would be ineffective and poorly received by powerful and proud dragons, and their ruling god-king. Particularly in getting them to submit to joining a greater whole when their own power was so great.

However, in 1748, appealing to the pride of Barûm, and the flattery of being a god to be worshiped by many peoples in the pantheon of the demon lords, worked. Probably along with the presentation of the demon lords as useful allies of great capabilities, the Dragongod acquiesced to joining the Dark Legion--for a high price of station. Barûm would join his nation to the Dark Legion for the price of his being elevated to being one of The Seven Demon Princes. In what was probably humiliating turn of events, the President of the Demonic Senate, Marwas, stepped down from his position as one of the seven, to make room for the dragon ruler.

Despite how this happened, this was a great professional triumph for Draco and cemented his place as a chief working diplomat and the 'The Herald' of the Dark Legion. This treaty not only prevented a wasteful war between the Dark Legion and Brûm, but also greatly strengthened the Dark Legion, and made the defeat of the unified Kanov tribes in the Kanovhook wars, and the unification of Polforia under the Dark Legion inevitable.

First War of the Power[]

As of 2202 a.a.H., Draco has been recorded in the story background of "Red vs. Blue" of having recruited the outer-Polforia Kanov nation of Kanovait to serve the Dark Legion in the First War of the Power. This was not such an easy task as Kanovait was largely made up of the descendants of Kanov refugees, losers of the Kanovhook wars against the Dark Legion who were predisposed to fear and hate the Dark Legion.

Unknown Activities[]

It is unknown how long he served in the capacity of a diplomat and representative for the Dark Legion, or what he did in the interim following the defeat of the Dark Legion at the end of the First War of the Power. It is unknown if he was disincarnated to his naked Soul Stone and taken to exile on Mount Satanmet, or if he remained free but in hiding, or as a demon lord amongst the Loranor, or in service to remaining demon lords, in Polforia.

Return of the Demon Princes[]

Reunification of the Dark Legion[]

After the release of the Demon Princes in 2434 a.a.H., Draco was, again, hard at work to bring the peoples of Polforia together under the banner of the Dark Legion. Remaining demon princes had become singular monarchs in the absence of their overlords, and mortal humanoids had become warring tribes once again in the two centuries following the defeat of the Dark Legion at the hands of the alliance of Humans, High elves, and Dwarfs. While the Polforian peoples had long chaffed at the attempts of the humans of the Five Kingdoms of the Northwest to colonize their enormous land, they were not so overjoyed that the Demon Princes had returned to rule them once again. Draco was responsible for again bringing some of the tribes together again, and to also threaten or cajole demon lords with their own domains to relinquish their sovereignty to the leadership of the Demon Princes of the Dark Legion.

Herald of Satman the Apprentice[]

Draco also served as an emissary and representative from the second in command, Satman the Apprentice, to ensure that Satman's orders and plans were being carried out. Despite his genial and generally soft-spoken demeanor, Draco was often feared for what orders from Satman he might impart, or reports he would take back with him as he left the domains of various demon lords or vassals. Whenever Draco gained his suffix title, he was known for a long time as "Draco the Herald".

Campaign of Sargos[]

Having fought in the unfortunate Campaign of Sargos at the 2440 a.a.H during the Second War of the Power, and his role of the herald whose voice demanded the surrender of cities, nobles and kings; he nonetheless became increasingly disappointed with the Dark Legion and its leadership. Satman was impatient and overeager to enact his grand plan of conquest, he gathered and expended huge armies without adequate training or food and equipment. Satman also proved to react badly to problems with his plans, and especially the unexpected appearance of the Sand Beings who obliterated the core of the legions that Satman planned to conquer the continent and beyond. Satman foolishly attacked the Sand Beings in rage which led to him being 'killed' for a period of perhaps weeks, leaving the Dark Legion almost leaderless, and making a bad situation worse, ensuring the general failure of the Campaign of Sargos.

Draco personally and bravely recovered the Soul Stone of the disincarnated Satman, and helped ensure that Satman would lead again in a new body in short order. Even so, Draco was secretly disenchanted with the demon prince mastermind who had squandered or cold bloodedly sacrificed the peoples that Draco had helped bring to him.

Speculation:Draco may have found that Satman, in his haste and frenetic impatience in this campaign, failed in ways that Draco was sent to evaluate in subordinate lords?

After the Failed Campaign[]

Because of the failure of the Campaign of Sargos, the quickly and haphazardly reconstituted Dark Legion would nearly break apart as the Demon Lords and their minions squabbled over the loss, their own ambitions, and the knowledge that the humans could apparently unleash power greater than the self styled 'gods' of the Bazrrod demon princes. As Polforia would descend into either near chaos or apathy, Draco would be busy for many years to keep the Dark Legion intact as it would descend into periods of infighting and secessions. The diplomacy of the speedy recreation of the Dark Legion from 2434-2439 being short and almost easy by comparison.

Speculation:Draco would have much to explain in his role as a diplomat and enforcer, and Draco probably heard many arguments and misgivings that he secretly believed himself?

Dark Legion Emissary to Hieyoks[]

As he was an experienced and capable ambassador, Draco was tasked to expand the Dark Legion further in Hieyoks at the 2470 a.a.H. The expansion of the Dark Legion there was very successful, as many more nations, races and peoples joined the Confederation of Free Peoples, be they either as members, vassals or allies, such as the Ice Giants of the Frozen North, the Anqueael Ice Elves (Anqueael Elf), the Skamals, several Galaw Orc Kingdoms, the Kanov Confederation of Hieyoks, and as well in the south and south east of Hieyoks, the kingdoms of the Tigger Rakshasa (Tiggers) and the Oni Kingdoms will raise the black banners of the Dark Legion.

Becoming a Ruler of a Hieyoks State[]

As the power of the dark legion consolidated in Hieyoks, they needed both demons to serve as diplomats for the Dark legion along with the members and allies -and to keep the vassals closely watched.- and so several commanders of legions of the Confederation of Free Peoples were granted lands and titles in Hieyoks, from territories taken from the enemies of the Dark Legion.

Draco the Herald was one of such demon lords with which were granted titles and lands in Hieyoks, not surprising given his long service, great success and apparent loyalty. It was there where Draco would found his own demonic realm -that he would name after himself as Drakonia, or Draconia-Hieyoks, not to be confused with the Draconia region in Aels, or the Draconia in Ushaenor, for that matter.-. He would be noted for using his Bazrrod power to create a new race known as the Draconians. (Note:Not to be confused with the monster race of the "Dungeons and Dragons" role playing game. The Draconian race in Aiers have minor cat-like features.) Draco had long had a fascination with cats and the Loranor cat people.

Becoming "Draco the Reluctant"[]

As the Second War of the Power (2434-2539 a.a.H) progressed undecided, when the Dark Legion began requesting for reinforcements from their colonies, states and vassals of Hieyoks, Draco was very reluctant to join in the demonic wars, preferring to build his own small demonic empire, rather than to be engulfed in the ongoing and seemingly unending Second War of the Power. So, following the secessionists' examples of other demonic powers of the shores of Tok, as Tok-Thoria and Anutkia, but without openly defying the Dark Legion, but helping reluctantly in the war effort-. This would earn him his 'honorific' of "The Reluctant", in exchange for "The Herald" as his superiors in the Dark Legion were not much pleased with his weak support.

However, as happened to other secessionist demonic realms, after the War of the Four Black Kings and the rise as second in command of the Dark Legion of the one time secessionist Bazrrod Anutkahook, Draco and his domain of Draconia-Hieyoks returned to cooperation with the Dark Legion.

Speculation:It is possible that Draco, given his long record of bringing disparate peoples together under the Dark Legion, was seen as utterly loyal. Quite possibly he was meant to be the lynchpin expected to hold the new demon colonies in Hieyoks together and loyal to the command structure in Aels? Doubtlessly, his less than enthusiastic support was seen as a disappointment?

Note:One should not believe, however, that Draco underwent some radical transformation of behavior. He was always a believer in elegant solutions and critical of warfare. He would certainly find the waste of the Dark Legion horde and the barbarism of the war in the campaign of Sargos distasteful. It is not so surprising that, if given his own land to rule, he would rule it his way, and resist anything that might upset his own sense of order. He was already well known for being an 'anti-war' voice in the Dark Legion, and perhaps 'overly cautious', so the suffix of "The Reluctant" had its seeds long earlier.

Note:It is also important to realize that the creation of Draconia-Hieyoks and other demon states in Hieyoks, and organization of allied non-human states, while highly successful, led to endemic and seemingly incessant low scale warfare among the neighboring countries or displaced or victim peoples in Hieyoks. The nascent State of Draconia-Hieyoks was already busy in its own development and protection, and had little capacity to aid the Dark Legion in Aels in a major way, particularly in the Second War of the Power.

Third War of the Power[]

During the Third War of the Power (2633-2675 a.a.H) Draco, Draconia-Hieyoks and the Draconians played a limited role in the war, with some minor forces taking part in the campaigns in Aels, and in some of the campaigns of Hieyoks, mostly to keep secure the borders of Draconia against the Snow elves (see: Northern Snow elf and Southern Snow elf), Krakavian humans, Kanovs of the Northern Confederation and Dannu, being able to keep the three cities of Drakonia -Khainga, Zirkon and Dracon- untouched by the tides of war.

Ending[]

Like all the Bazrrods and the Soul Shard demons: with the activation of the holy relic that brought about The Cataclysm that brought about the end of the Third War of the Power, (and much of the world as people knew it), the 'god-king' Draco would disappear. The nation of Draconia-Hieyoks would be badly damaged as well by earthquakes and volcanism. After some generations of war with the Dannu and others, Draco's State of Draconia-Hieyoks would also fade to unpopulated ruins as most of the Draconians were hunted down and exterminated by various Kanov peoples and others.

Creator[]

The original creator of Draco was the deviantArt user Walt-Marsters.

Sours: https://aiers.fandom.com/wiki/Draco_the_Reluctant

Wolf Pack - (Draco Sang) by Mary Beesley (Paperback)

Book Synopsis



Ferth has lost his only brother. Gone are his fur and claws. Hunted by his father, he seeks protection among his former enemies. Even with his familiar face, it's a struggle to hide his wolves and his Draco sympathies from the humans.

Shale finds more than freedom in Elysium. She finds family. She has great hope for a bright future, but the Draco Sang army across the river is determined to take it all away. And the humans don't have the power to stop them.

Thirro, a Draco Sang eagle, is desperate to prove his worth to his army chief. He'll do anything for recognition, including hunt Ferth, his old best friend turned abomination, or take down Jade, his competition.

Jade has succeeded in life by striking first and fast. Show no weakness. She rises quickly through the ranks of the Draco Sang, but when she's sent to hunt humans with Thirro, including a mission to kill Ferth, it isn't so easy to let her arrow fly. And she isn't so sure she has the right target in sight.

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Dacian Draco

Standard ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people

The Dacian Draco was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues. The hollow dragon's head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. In use, the draco was held up into the wind, or above the head of a horseman, where it filled with air and gave the impression it was alive while making a shrill sound as the wind passed through its strips of material.

Name and etymology[edit]

Draco (Latin) and Drakon (Greek) mean "serpent", "dragon". The root of these words means "to watch" or "to guard with a sharp eye". It is a derivative of Greek drakōn "gazing" .

Origins[edit]

The origin of the standard is unknown and still a matter of dispute among scholars. A specific and certain origin is still difficult to be determined. Dacian, Thracian, Scythian, Sarmatian or Parthian origins have been proposed in dedicated historiography. According to Lucreţiu Mihăilescu-Bîrliba by the 2nd century AD, i.e. after the conclusion of the Dacian Wars, the draco symbol was assimilated in the Greco-Roman world with the Dacian ethnos. According to Jon N. C. Coulston the Romans associated this standard with 1st and 2nd century Danubian barbarians. The Roman historian Arrian wrote that the Romans took the draco from the Scythians, most probably a term for the contemporary Sarmatians. It is possible that the serpent or dragon theme was the result of early cartography of the Carpathian mountain range, which resembles a dragon or serpent, facing the west with its tail the black sea.

It should be noted, however, that the symbol adopted by the Roman Empire as Draco is not that of the Dacians with the head of a wolf, but that of the Sarmatians with the head of a crested dragon, as we can see in the discovery of the Roman cavalry Draco in Niederbieber (D). In fact, the Dacian Draco and the Sarmatian Draco are different: the Dacian one shows a wolf with open jaws with straight ears, while that of the Sarmatians is a Dragon with sharp teeth, without ears, scaled, with an open mouth and a crest on the head.

The original purpose was probably to provide wind direction for archery.

Significance[edit]

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Among the Dacians, the draco was undoubtedly seen by the army as a special protective symbol, while it also played an important role in the religious life of the people.

The draco shows a religious syncretism between the wolf and the dragon as well as the serpent. It was supposed to encourage the Dacians and to scare their enemies.

  • A wolf was depicted at the standard's head, symbolic animal of the Carpathian people since the phase B of Hallstatt Period (10th–8th century BC). The animal is shown in an aggressive posture similar to that of certain Hittite monsters. The religious association of the dragon with the wolf or the lion is first found around the year 1120 BC, on a stela of Nebuchadnezzar I, where an exact representation of the symbol of the Dacian dragon is found in the fourth quarter. This indicates that the Dacian draco stems from the art of Asia Minor where the religious-military symbology of dragon extended both eastward to the Indo-Iranians and westward to the Thraco-Cimmeriano-Getians/Dacians.

By the time of the phase D of Hallstatt Period (8th–6th century BC), the decorative pattern of a dragon head or a serpent had become quite common in Dacia. In the La Tène Period (3thBC–1st century AD), it served as a standard for the Dacians. The image of the draco appears on a 4th-century BC ceramic piece discovered at Budureasca commune, Prahova county, Romania.

The Dacians bearing the draco on Trajan's Column
  • The body of the standard, depicting a dragon-like balaur or a large snake, was seen by the Dacians as a manifestation of the sky demon or "heavenly dragon". This relates to their supreme god Zalmoxis who was possibly a sky god (cf. also Tomaschek). In the Hallstatt Period "proper", the decorative pattern of a dragon head or a serpent became quite common in Dacia. The dragon symbol is also represented on the silver Dacian bracelets of the Classical period. The snake-shaped bracelets and other similar ornaments show not only the spread of the snake as a decorative motif but also its significance in Dacian material civilization.

Dacian Draco in warfare[edit]

Dacians marched into the battle accompanied by the howl of wolf-headed trumpets and following their sinister multicolored dragon-head standard. As intended, they made a terrifying audiovisual spectacle.

The draco first appears on Trajan's Column in Rome, a monument that depicts the Dacian wars of 101–102 AD and 105–106 AD. German historian Conrad Cichorius notes that, even though Dacians carry the draco, it was called the Scythiandraco in Arrian's Tactica written around 136 AD. According to Ellis Minns, the dragon standards of the Arrian were those of the Dacians.

Representations of the Dacian Draco[edit]

Draco is borne by Dacian cavalry crossing the Danube(Trajan's Column)
Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column

Trajan's Column in Rome[edit]

On Trajan's Column (113 AD), Dacian soldiers are represented carrying a draco in 20 scenes. One depicts the draco borne by Dacian cavalry crossing the Danube by swimming with their horses. In another, the draco is planted in the center of a Dacian citadel and surrounded by the skulls of several Roman prisoners. On Trajan's Column the draco is the symbolic image of victory although it is absent from pictures on the column that illustrate Trajan's second war against the Dacians, when the Romans conquered about 18 ℅ of Dacia territories in quest for gold to pay their legions .

Roman coins of Dacia[edit]

The draco appears on coins of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (r.138–161 AD), indicating that it was still the characteristic emblem in the 2nd century. In AD 250 on a coin of Decius the Roman province of Dacia holds a wolf- or hound-dragon standard. The same type also occurs on antoniniani coins of Claudius Gothicus (r.268–270) and Aurelian (r.270–275).

Dacia with draco on antoninianus of Trajan Decius, AD 250-251

Arch of Galerius in Thessaloniki[edit]

The characteristic Dacian dragon emblem is carried by a group of Dacian horsemen depicted on the Arch of Galerius and Rotunda in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Funerary sculptured monument of Chester[edit]

A draco (considered in 1955 by R. P. Wright of Dacian or Sarmatian type) is depicted on a large stone found at Deva Victrix (Chester, UK) in the North Wall (West) in 1890. The dragon flag is represented horizontally, as held by the cavalryman but its head is not visible, because the stone is rather deteriorated. Most scholars consider the horseman is a Sarmatian, wearing a Sarmatian helmet and carrying a Sarmatian standard. According to Mihăilescu-Bîrliba (2009) the depiction of the Dacian standard is certain and similar representations can be observed on the most important monuments of the Roman triumph over Dacians. A military diploma (dated to 146 AD) found at Chester mentions among the units of the released soldiers the name of cohors I Aelia Dacorum. Therefore, the horseman depicted on the tombstone at Chester could be a Dacian cavalryman, belonging to a vexillatio of cohors I Aelia Dacorum.P. A. Holder suggest that the cohort was created in 102 or a little earlier, with Dacians settled in the Empire, and it received the name of Aelia later.

However, some authors question the attribution of the stele to a Dacian warrior. The Draco was not the exclusive symbol of the Dacians, but of the Sarmatians too. The Dacians usually wore a soft Phrygian cap, but in the stele, the cavalryman wears a tall and conical Spangenhelm-type helmet of Sarmatian origin. Some metal helmets of Dacian origin have been found, and they are considerably different from the one represented on the stele. The Dacians presumably wore long loose hair and thick beards, but the Chester cavalryman appears beardless and with short hair. The Dacians were characterized by the curved sickle sword as a peculiar element of the armament, but the cavalryman of Chester carries a straight sword. Furthermore, the Cohors I Aelia Dacorum reported as evidence for the presence of the Dacians in Britain was an infantry unit, and the Dacians had no tradition as a cavalry one. There also were no Dacian units in service at the Castrum of Deva Victrix (Chester, England), where the stele was found.

Dacian Draco as adopted by the Roman army after 106 AD[edit]

Main articles: Draco (military standard) and Draconarius

The first sculptural representation of a draco borne by a Roman soldier dates from the time of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (r.161 to 180 AD).

Scholars believe that the draco was adopted by the Roman army following their conquest of the Dacians. Some scholars such as Osborne (1985) and Ashmore (1961) consider that the draco was adopted by the Romans from the Dacians. It became the standard of the cohort in the same way that the aquila or Imperial eagle was the standard of the Roman legion. The adopted standard in the Roman cavalry was borne by a draconarius. Later, the draco became an imperial ensign.

The draco was specific not only to Roman occupied Dacia but also to the Sarmatian and Parthian regions. As a result, some alternative origins for the Roman army's draco have been proposed. According to Franz Altheim,[47] the appearance of such ensigns in the Roman army coincided with the recruitment of nomad troops from Central and Southern Asia, and it was from this region that the image passed into Iran and subsequently to Europe. Thus, based on Altheim's theory, the Dacians and Germans would then have inherited it from the Sarmatian people.

Compared to those of the Dacians and Romans, the Sarmatian Draco was more Oriental in appearance with prominent ears, dog-like teeth and even fins. It did not usually have scales or the distinctive crest of the dragon-like gilded head of a late Roman standard found at Niederbieber, Germany. Its head may have been represented by the legendary Iraniansimurgh — half-wolf, half-bird. Based on the clan's totem, could have been a fish head as well. On the Trajan's Column, Sarmatian Roxalani horsemen, don't carry a Draco at all.

The heads of the Dacian draco-standards represented on Trajan's column are also canine. But, they are of an entirely different type, having short, round-nosed muzzles, protruding eyes, upright ears, gaping, circular jaws and no-gill fins.

Mihăilescu-Bîrliba (2009) suggests that at the end of the 1st century A. D., the Romans associated the draco with Dacians. Draco was an icon symbolizing the Dacians (as was the Dacian falx).

Votive tablets[edit]

Carolingiancavalrymen from the 9th century with a draco standard

A draco banner is carried by one of the Danubian Riders, native Dacian deities, on a Danubian plaque ascribed to the first two decades of the 4th century.[52] Because of the great importance of this symbol in the religious and military life of the Dacians, some writers believe that the draco must have been directly adopted and reproduced on the so-called Danubian plaques dating to the 3rd–4th centuries. According to some researchers such as Dumitru Tudor, the presence of this military ensign on the Danubian plaques is explained simply as due to chance — the result of a fortuitous combination of horseman and sky-god themes through the imagination of native sculptors.

Copies[edit]

The only copy left is a dragon-like gilded head of the late Roman standard found at the Niederbieber, Germany.

Legacy[edit]

The draco was generally introduced in the 4th century as a Roman standard. When Constantine placed the Christian symbol on military ensigns instead of the dragon, the name outlived the change, and the standard-bearer remained the draconarius. Sometimes the ancient symbol is found joined to the new, the dragon being placed beneath the cross. The cavalrymen of the Carolingian dynasty continued raising the draco previously adopted by the Roman Empire over their forces in the 8th, 9th, and 10th centuries.

Draco probably continued in use in Sub-Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain; the Bayeux tapestry has Harold's standard bearer holding one. The legendary King Arthur and his knights may have their origins in the Saramatian heavy cavalryman stationed in Britain, the surname "Pendragon" borne by Arthur and his father Uther may refer to draco standard.

The Red Dragon on the modern Welsh national flag may derive from the draco carried by Roman, and presumably Romano British cavalry units stationed in Britain, i.e. the Sarmatians stationed in Ribchester.

Art and literature[edit]

Michel-François Dandré-Bardon included the Dacian Draco in his Costume des anciens peuples, à l'usage des artistes[58] The Romanian artist Adam Nicolae created the sculpture Steagul Dacic 'The Dacian Flag' that can be seen in Orăștie, Romania.

According to Saxon ethnographer Teutsch, Transylvanian Romanians may have inherited something of the "snake-cult" of the ancient Dacians, who are known to have had a dragon (or snake) as a "victory banner". He mentions that some doorknockers are shaped like snake heads (protective ones in this case). Furthermore, in Romanian villages in the Brașov's region surveyed by Teutsch, the vaults of certain gates bear snakes carved in the shape of garlands with their ends representing the "sun-wheel".

Mythology[edit]

According to historian Vasile Pârvan, the Dacian war flag, representing a wolf with a serpent's body, depicted the balaur. The balaur is not identical to the other creature of Romanian myth., the zmeu. The biggest difference is that the zmeu, even if it has some lizard features, nevertheless is a human-like figure, while the balaur is the true form of the dragon. Usually, in all Romanian myths, legends and fairy tales, the balaur always has three, five, seven, nine or twelve heads. The balaur sometimes is a malefic figure, but most of the times is a neutral figure, guarding various places, objects or knowledge. Also, in various myths and lore, there will be a series of dragons that have to be defeated in order to obtain the precious objects or entrance to the guarded places, usually three dragons, with scales of iron, silver and respectively gold, or silver, gold and respectively diamond, each stronger than the previous one, the number of their heads increasing with the difficulty. Some motifs developed in the folk tradition that defines the snake as protective of the household correspond, to some extent, to the interpretation of a protective Dacian "Dragon" symbol.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Gelu Florea - Dragonul dacic, în Archeologica et Historica, Nicolae Gudea dicata, Zalău, 2001, p. 195-201;
  • Augustin Muresan - Cu privire la cea mai veche reprezentare a a stindardului geto-dacilor, în Adevărul omenește posibil pentru rânduirea binelui, Oradea, 2001, pag. 455-459;
  • Liviu Marghitan, Stindardul dacic flutura la Tapae, în Revista de istorie militara, 2001, 1, pag. 52-55.
  • Liviu Mărghitan, Mioara Turcu - Mărturii arheologice referitoare la stindardul geto-dacilor, în Thraco-dacica, 2001, 22, nr. 1-2, pag. 213-221.
  • Mioara Alecu-Călușiță, Steagul geto-dacilor, în Noi Traci. Centro Europeo di Studii Traci, Roma, 1992, pag. 14-22;
  • Traian Herseni - Le dragon dace, în Ethnologica, 1979, nr. 1, pag. 13-22.

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacian_Draco
- Draco Malfoy - Demons -

Strom Draco

Draco… Fantasy and wonder For the second timepiece in the Agonium collection, Draco, Daniel Strom gives a creature of legend - the dragon - pride of place. A fearsome guardian, imperious enemy or celestial demon? The dragon inspires as many questions as it has guises. Yet this extraordinary beast is unique as a symbol of divine power. Far from a creature of ill omen, an animal with a hidden darker side, the dragon represents the flow of life, and guarantees order and prosperity. Daniel Strom draws us into his world of fantasy where we voyage among legends and beliefs. He rekindles our old fascinations to restore a note of optimism and hope. Like Memento Mori, Draco is the bearer of a message. An indefinable treasure. A mystery and a symbol. Draco is intended above all as a metaphor. It is a symbolic jewel first, a timepiece second. Noble gold, silver, platinum and palladium lend their force and their qualities, allowing themselves to be wrought by the artist's talent. First skulls, then dragons and soon angels embody the myths which this watchmaker most values. The sculptural case protects the more delicate one that surrounds the movement, an ETA 2824 calibre (automatic).

The "bone white" or black dial with a craquelure effect completes the picture, protected by a curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal. Time flows from twelve Arabic numerals, swept by polished hands. Movement Automatic, calibre Functions Hours, minutes and seconds Case Solid sterling silver, 18K gold, palladium or platinum, finished by hand Inner case in stainless steel Curved anti-reflective sapphire crystal Crown in the shape of a royal crown Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM Dial "Bone white" or black Arabic numerals Gold-toned, white or black polished steel hands Strap Black Hornback alligator with dragon buckle in solid sterling silver, gold, palladium or platinum

Sours: https://www.chronopassion.com/watches/strom/425/strom-draco

Demon draco

I rolled my eyes with pleasure. After a couple of minutes, overexcited, I shot a powerful stream of sperm into my aunt's mouth. She swallowed the entire portion, and licked the head, finished the champagne straight from the bottle.

Draco + Hermione//Demons

When he saw his mother sitting on the bed, he was dumbfounded on the spot. - he said. And he asked, by the way, what was happening, and then realized that it was probably connected with yesterday night, when Ksyusha left her mother's room naked. Misha, dear, said Katya.

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She liked everything she did for her son. Suddenly, Denis turned to face her - while Irina did not stop jerking off his. Penis - and arched, bringing his cock closer to his mother's face. Denis stood on trembling legs, looking down at the kneeling mother standing in front of him, who at a frantic pace drove her hand up and down his penis.

"On the face", his son croaked, looking his mother in the eyes, "I want to cum on your fucking face !!!" A thick stream of sperm splashed out and got into Irina's right eye - and after her, the second one immediately went, hitting the tip of her nose.



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