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    Looking for names for your dragon? Here's a few historical ideas for REAL Dragon names.

    Abraxas, or Anbraxas, a famous dragon from Persian mythology, symbolic of Gnosticism.
    Aido-Hwedo the Rainbow Serpent of Dahoney mythology
    Akhekhu, from Egyptian mythology; a desert serpent
    Amphiptere, a famous dragon from North African mythology; winged serpent
    Ananta Boga, from Javanese mythology; ruler of the dead and king of dragons
    Ancalagon the Black in The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Apalala, a water dragon converted to Buddist doctrine
    Apophis, or Apep, a famous dragon from Egyptian mythology; serpent that chases Ra
    Apsu from Babylonian mythology
    Azhi Dahaki from Persian mythology; three-headed
    Brinsop, a famous dragon from European legend; presumed to be the dragon Saint George killed
    Chrysophylax, in Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Drachenstein, from Norse mythology; killed by Hurnen Siftrit
    Eingana, from Australian mythology; goddess of creation and death
    Fafnir, a famous dragon from Norse mythology and in Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen Part 1: Siegfried
    Falkor, the luck dragon, in The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
    Galeru, from Australian mythology; rainbow serpent
    Glaurung, the first of the dragons in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
    Gleep in the Myth series by Robert Asprin
    Griaule, a gigantic dragon, paralyzed and moribund yet still capable of casting a baleful influence, in stories by Lucius Shepard
    Haku in Miyazaki Hayao's Spirited Away
    Hatuibwari, a famous dragon from Malay mythology; winged serpent considered a human ancestor.
    Illuyankas from Turkish mythology
    Jabberwock, likely a dragon, in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass
    Jormungandr, from Norse mythology; symbol of infinity and enemy of Thor
    Kalseru, or Julunggul, from Australian mythology; symbol of rain and fertility
    Knucker, a famous dragon from British legend; water drake from Sussex
    Ladon, from Greek mythology; guarded Hera's golden apples
    Manasa, from Hindu mythology; symbol of fertility
    Mayland Long from Chinese mythology
    Nidhogg (also Nidhoggr) (the 'Dread Biter')
    Nithhogr, from Norse mythology; eats the dead
    Norbert, Hagrid's baby dragon, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    Quetzalcoatl from Aztec mythology has a dragon-like aspect
    Scatha, from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
    Scylla, a famous dragon from Greek mythology; once a nymph, Circe transformed her into a beast
    Shen Lung, from Chinese mythology; symbol of good luck
    Sirrush, from Babylonian mythology; symbol of chaos
    Smaug, in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
    Smerg, an evil dragon, in The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
    Smok Wawelski (the Wawel Dragon) from Polish mythology, was killed by a clever shoemaker's apprentice.
    Stoorworm, a famous dragon from Celtic mythology; death aspect and the creator of the Orkney Islands
    Tarasque, French dragon claimed to have been tamed by Saint Martha
    Tiamat, from Babylonian mythology
    Typhon, from Greek mythology; son of Tartarus and Gaia
    Uwibami, from Japanese mythology
    Vasuki, a famous dragon from Hindu mythology; symbolic of the sea and oceans
    Vermithrax Pejorative in Touchstone Pictures' movie, Dragonslayer
    Whiro, from Polynesian mythology; symbol of death and evil
    Xiuhcoatl is a serpent from Aztec mythology
    Y Ddraig Goch, a famous dragon of British legend; symbol of Wales
    Yam-nahar from Canaanite mythology
    Yofune-Nushi, from Japanese mythology; symbol of female sacrifice
    Zu, a famous dragon from Sumerian mythology; symbol of chaos

    Got any more? Feel free to add them
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    Dragons and Serpents get blended often times. Tiamat is a Serpent, So is Quetzacoatl, Abraxas, Apep, and so on.
    You forgot Wadjet (Uadjet), my Dragons name and is the great Serpent Uraeus from Egypt.
    I am the secret Serpent coiled about to spring: in my coiling there is joy.
    If I lift up my head, I and my Nuit are one.
    If I droop down mine head, and shoot forth venom, then is rapture of the earth,
    And I and the earth are one.

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