Dreaming of Dragons

The story I am writing now has a version, I suppose, of dragons.  It wasn’t MY plan…but then my protagonists rarely listen to what I think the story should be, lol. Dragons they wanted, dragons there must be.

Now I am well into the story, and the more I write of their drachen (dragons) the more I am enjoying reading and discovering the dragons of other lore. Amazing how this one creature…in such a myriad of forms and purposes…survives in so many vastly divergent cultures all across the world.

This one caught my attention…in part because the name…The Rainbow Serpent…is so children’s fantasy, but this is no sweet Puff.  Aido Hwedo is the Serpent of the World, a part of the Dahomey creation mythology. Related image

Shenlong  caught my attention because the story rather reminded me of the Thunderbirds of Native American mythology.  Shenlong is the master of storms, clouds, and the bringer of rain in Chinese mythology. Related image

Apophis or Apep was the ancient Egyptian dragon…the god of Chaos who ‘sweeps away’ the world of men.  Image result for Apophis dragon

And lest fire get all the attention the diety of the ocean and all its power was attributed to Ryūjin, the sea dragon of Japanese mythology.   Image result for Ryūjin dragon

My drachen, it seems, may aspire to some rather lofty relations.

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Fantasy Friday

What seems like a lifetime ago I used to post Fantasy Friday pictures and prompts.  Sometimes they were interesting snippets or interesting concepts which, with a weird and rampant imagination like mine can lead to very odd places at times.  Others they were photos or pictures of artwork of interest.

I love to see where other peoples’ thoughts and creativity takes them.  There is beauty and wonder in even the mundane.

Today is a Friday…and filled with wonders…and more than its share of the mundane as well.  Somehow here, on this first Friday of this new month, it seemed like a great time to bring back a little fantasy fun.  What do you think?

Great concept for a city:

Building worlds…

Leaving the real world for a bit tonight.  It was a lovely week, crazy busy, but good.  And around all the everyday crazy I have plowed through my revisions and edits and in the process discovered an entirely new story I can’t wait to tell.

This one is far different from the fantasy I am writing.  (If you missed my being a fantasy lover/writer… you might not have been paying attention, LOL)  Khyr’s story (written and being madly edited at present)  is a little different from traditional epic… the worlds are not medieval …and one of the worlds is a contemporary earth.  But the new one…niggling madly at me…is very different from those worlds I know and love so well.

There IS technology…just not the kind we have.  No fossil fuels. I am actually very excited to begin world building for this one. It will be a whole new adventure since I will have to develop a logical world with inventions and technology and a society to ‘fit’ what my MC is showing me.

So …following that premise I decided our Fantasy Friday picture should depict something that inspires me in the way that world my develop.  Here it is.  What do YOU think this world would be like?