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Famous Dragon Names


Here are some famous dragon names throughout history all around the world.

Famous Dragons: A - M

  • 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 ascestor.
  • 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
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    Famous Dragons: N - Z

  • Ness, a famous dragon from British legend; of Loch Ness
  • 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
  • Norbert, from Harry Potter
  • 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 created Orkney Islands
  • Tarasque, 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 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
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