BoLS logo Tabletop, RPGs & Pop Culture

Dragons of the Worlds From Folklore to Fantasy – PRIME

5 Minute Read
Jul 28 2021

Wyverns, Drakes, and Flying Snakes, these scaled monsters exist all over, in modern fantasy and ancient folklore alike.

It is fascinating to think that, no matter where they were in the world, almost every culture invented dragons, even before they could have possibly had contact with one another. From Asia to the Americas, large reptilian monsters have cropped up as protectors, calamities, or even deities. In literature, dragons are one of the most popular mythological beasts, and their various types have shown up in everything from epic fantasies like the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter franchises to children's properties like How to Train Your Dragon and My Little Pony.

In each culture or entity, dragons, and their counterpart species like drakes, wyverns, and lindwurms, differentiate slightly, with different scaling (if any), wings, number of limbs, and various other characteristics. But no matter where you look, one thing is clear; dragons are some of the coolest mythical beasts around.


Age of Sigmar
Most of the dragons in Age of Sigmar are pale reflections of what they once were, either the thin serpentine drakes of the Dark Elves or the skeletal ...

Already a member? SIGN IN

Become a Member

Join BoLS Prime and get access to exclusive member-content and No ads.

View All Our Plans ->

Author: Clint Lienau
  • AoS List Of The Week: So Archaon And Kairos Fateweaver Walk Into A Bar