Gothic Armoured Dragon Mantle Clock
Every room needs a clock!
The main body of this mantle clock is made from resin with the central face and movement made from plastic. It requires 1 AA battery which is not included.
This is a great gift for all the family especially for those that love their gifts gothic.
Dimensions: Height 20cm
A dragon is a large, serpent-like legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. The word "dragon" comes from the ancient Greek word "draconta," meaning "to watch," suggesting that the beast guards treasure, such as mountains of gold coins or gems. Beliefs about dragons vary drastically by region, but dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with above-average intelligence. The word "dragon" has also come to be applied to the Chinese lung (, Pinyin long), which are associated with good fortune and are thought to have power over rain. Dragons and their associations with rain are the source of the Chinese customs of dragon dancing and dragon boat racing. Many East Asian deities and demigods have dragons as their personal mounts or companions. Dragons were also identified with the Emperor of China, who, during later Chinese imperial history, was the only one permitted to have dragons on his house, clothing, or personal articles. The earliest attested dragons resemble giant snakes. Dragon-like creatures are first described in the mythologies of the ancient Near East and appear in ancient Mesopotamian art and literature. Stories about storm-gods slaying giant serpents occur throughout nearly all Indo-European and Near Eastern mythologies. Famous prototypical dragons include the muuu of ancient Mesopotamia; Apep in Egyptian mythology; Vtra in the Rigveda; the Leviathan in the Hebrew Bible; Python, Ladon, Wyvern, and the Lernaean Hydra in Greek mythology; Jörmungandr, Níðhöggr, and Fafnir in Norse mythology; and the dragon from Beowulf. The most common dragon the people think of and is shown in most art and drawings is the Heraldic Dragon, which is the legendary fire breathing dragon. It has legs and arms and very sharp talons and teeth, and wings like those of a giant bat. It is said that the influence for this type of dragon came from the Romans, and may have been developed from the Wyvern, which had legs and wings of eagles and the body of a serpent. Hic Sunt Draconus