The dragon is one of the steeds of the Immortals [in the Taoist Paradise].

Cette femme est un vrai dragon = 1. That woman is a virago. 2. That woman is very masculine (in appearance and manners).


A symbol of the forces of Heaven, also the emblem of Imperial power. Continually referred to in poetry as the steed which transports a philosopher who has attained Immortality to his home in the Western Paradise.

"There as a dread
Dragon he sojourns,
And in a cave
Keeps watch over Alberich's ring."