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7 of the best fictional dragons

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Happy Appreciate a Dragon Day! Dragons play a large role in many beloved stories and are always valued when reading a good fantasy. Here are 7 of the best fictional dragons to appreciate today.

Smaug from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

This evil, powerful, and fearsome dragon played a big role in The Hobbit with his duty to protect the treasure in the Lonely Mountain. Smaug is very isolated, never leaving the mountain and when something was stolen from him, he burnt down a whole town. He was finally killed when the gang from the Hobbit tries to take over the mountain.

Ruth from The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey

Ruth is a unique white dragon from the Pern novels and first appears in the novel The White Dragon. He has the unique ability travel forwards or backwards in time at will. Pern is a science fiction series filled with magic and wonder that follows the main characters, Lessa and Ruth.

Drogon, Rhaegal & Viserion from A Dance of Dragons by George R.R. Martin

These three dragons born were the Dothraki Sea and are seen throughout the series with Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen. The dragons and their riders play a pretty influential role in the series, with great power and influence.

Falkor from The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

This fuzzy, friendly, and abnormal dragon is one of the most beloved dragons from many people's childhoods, and originates from the classic book and film The Neverending Story. This Luck Dragon is a big part of the story, being very wise and optimistic, and can often be seen giving people advice when they are stuck in a quest.

Saphira from Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Saphira is the only mentioned female dragon in the books and plays a big role in them, in which she is bonded to Eragon Shadeslayer as her Dragon Rider. In this book they have to escape an evil group of men that have been searching for Saphira for years.

The Jabberwocky from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

This famous nonsense poem centers around a creature that can be most closely described as a dragon of sorts. In the poems it is describes using phrases such as fearsome, ferocious, and with “jaws that bite, the claws that catch”.

The Hungarian Horntail from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Although this dragon only plays a small part in one of the Harry Potter books, it did not leave a small impact. The Hungarian Horntail is one of the most dangerous dragons with black scales, yellow eyes, and spikes protruding from its body. During its part in the story, Harry Potter must take the Golden Egg that the dragon is so fiercely try to protect.

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