|2015: Dragons (Illustrator - Adrian Chesterman)|
Greek myth gives us next (70) - The Colchian Dragon which guarded the Golden Fleece, it was said to never sleep but the witch Medea put it to sleep with magic and drugs while Jason stole the fleece. European dragons are often perceived as evil and dangerous but - (82) The Chinese Dragon can be beneficial, spiritual and even sacred. The different colours have different meanings. Lastly is a Celtic dragon - (91) The Welsh Dragon whose origin may be the Great Red Serpent god Dewi.
The word dragon originates from the ancient Greek word drakon which translates as 'a giant monster serpent-like creature' so lets see one
|1970: The Labours of Hercules|
|1990: Greeting Stamps - 'Smiles'|
|Postcard - Detail from a silk Chinese Dragon Robe|
Sunday Stamps II theme this week is - Dragons, Mythical Beasts or Dinosaurs - gaze on them at See It On A Postcard