This blog is still alive! The truth is that I have less and less time to refresh my blog in the right way, but in the future I will try to be more present with new posts... So, to continue with dragons, but this time with the dragons from Serbian mythology. Serbian dragons are slightly different in form and origin than the ordinary generally accepted idea of a dragon.
legend, dragon could arise from
several species of animals when they reach a certain
age. It could arise from a carp, snake, ram or even the rooster…
When carp become too old, then he rise on the wings, out
of the water like a dragon. While
flying, carp-dragon throwing sparks around him, and that
sparks have form of carp’s scales. In some regions carp’s meat was forbidden, because
the carp was considered
as a sacred animal.
Dragons who had horns, was created from a ram.
It can be concluded that the Serbian dragon has ability to
change through various forms.
His appearance is
actually a state of metamorphosis.
All the illustrations in this post are
made for a story about dragons, called "Metamorphosis".
This story is in the book Vanished,
the last one in a series of Serbian mythology, with the theme of dragons and fairies.
preview (in Serbian language) of story "Metamorphosis" – HERE!
are able to have
sexual and romantic
relationships with beautiful women. Dragon could be
invisible, except for the woman
he loves. Yes, it seems that the dragons
are able to love, as women love
them. But the usual image related to these fantastic creatures is: captured maiden and knight who wants to kill the dragon
and free the girl ... So, dear knights, don’t kill the dragons, because they do not deserve it...
and it is possible that the girl is
already in love with a dragon, and don't need to save...
|Illustration #01 / Work process / Watercolor painting / Story Metamorphosis|
|Illustration #02 / Work process / Watercolor painting / Story Metamorphosis|
|Illustration #03 / Work process / Pen and watered ink / Story Metamorphosis|
|The book Vanished – the last one of Serbian mythology|