Plate 43 (page 63) The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs (1st ed) by Robert Beer. Original drawing.
"The monotheistic religious traditions of the Middle East and Europe have portrayed the dragon as a ferocious satanic monster, a guardian of hidden treasure, an abductor of children and a seducer of virgins.
The oriental dragon is viewed in a far more positive light: it represents the strong male yang principle of heaven, change, energy, and creativity.
Illustrated in this drawing are seven Tibetan and Chinese style dragons. [Robert Beer].
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