Recently I have had a particular drawing to dragons. I can’t really explain why either. I know dragons are very powerful symbols in Celtic myth and legend; I knew this a few years ago. However, a few years ago, I didn’t feel drawn to dragons. I can deduct certain reasons why dragons have decided to grace me with their presence. I’m glad they decided to enter my life. I take this as a symbol of my spiritual development. The dragons were only going to come into my life when I was ready for their presence. I consider dragons a very real Otherworldly being; like the Sidhe. As for this blog post, I decided to give you some insight into dragons from the Celtic perspective.
There is some debate as to when dragons appeared in Celtic myth. Some believe that dragons didn’t make an appearance until early Christian times. An important thing to remember here is that the Christians were very maticulous in developing written records. Celtic society passed traditions orally. Thus, it makes it a bit more difficult to fully know the exact influence dragons had on Celtic society apart from Christian documentation. Christians changed the role of the dragon for their benefit; depicting the dragon as a symbol of evil or the devil.
The dragon was, arguably, the most powerful of all Celtic symbols. It has been said that the Druids believed the Earth was like the body of a dragon, in which they built sacred stone circles upon the ‘Power Nodes’ of the dragon’s body. Dragons were revered like Gods, bringing Earthly and Otherworldly forces together. Dragons influenced the land and were associated with the power of the land. Areas frequented by dragons were said to yield special powers.
Dragons are said to possess the gifts of wisdom, vision, and prophecy. Dragons are the guardians of all knowledge and wisdom. Dragons are the guardian spirits who protect the Earth and all living things.
Those who understand dragons and have knowledge of their ways will be blessed by their presence. Dragons will protect you for as long as you let them. Today many Wiccans and Druids bring the spirit of the dragon into their lives.
Below is a picture of my dragons.