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Saturday, June 1, 2013

~GIVEAWAYS~ Mythology Blog Hop / HERE BE DRAGONS



"No doubt but there is none other beeste comparable to the mightie dragon in awesome power and majestie, and few so worthie of the diligent studies of wise men." 
~ Gildas Magnus, Ars Draconis, 1465


I am a HUGE lover of Dragons for as long as I can remember. I have them all over my home and body! I can't tell you how many collectibles I have, but I have four Dragon tattoos, one for each of my kids. There is something magical that draws me to them. 

Dragons of some sort are depicted in most mythology stories. Be it Greek, Chinese, Indian, Welsh, Romania...I could keep going, but as you they are in just about any culture. I personally prefer the Western
European Dragons. To me most have almost a regal look to them. They have four legs, large bat like wings, arrow head tails with spikes, horns, are fire breathers and generally stand around fifteen feet tall on there back legs. Sadly they are also considered bloodthirsty monsters.
Most Eastern Dragons are serpent like with two to four legs, no wings, most have manes and feathery tails. They were known to be more friendly and helpful to mankind. In Chinese Dragons are looked upon as lucky and are one of the twelve Chinese Zodiacs. My first born son was born in the year 2000 and is a Dragon. :)

One Dragon Myth is the about the Drakon Hesperios.


LADON was a hundred-headed Drakon which guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides and tormented the Titan Atlas as he held the heavens on his shoulders. The creature was slain by Herakles when the hero was sent to recover the golden apples, and placed amongst the stars as the
Constellation Draco. There he is entwined around the northern pole (which was perhaps imagined as a tree, or even as the tree of the Hesperides itself).

In Hesiod, the parents and siblings of Ladon represented the dangers of the sea. Accordingly this hundred-headed serpent, whose name means "Strong Flow" (although admittedly Hesiod does not use the name Ladon himself), might have represented dangerous sea currents.





Whether they are real or not is still in question. Though I saw a video showing a skeleton of a Dragon in ice, check it out.


Now I am always up for a good movie, and anytime there is a new Vampire or Dragon movie I am on my way to get it. There are a few good ones and some not so good, but here someone has put together a nice selection of some of the top 5 GOOD Dragon movies!







There are many Dragon books out there though I have only had the pleasure to read a few, I have heard good things about others too. Here are just a few for you to check out!




                                 Dragon Bound By Thea Harrison

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul.


Insomnia does things to a girl’s head, drives her to perform acts she would have scoffed at if not for a bad case of desperation. Yoga. Meditation. Getting in touch with her inner Lune via witchy rituals she doesn’t even realize she’s enacting until she’s naked in the dark with an aggressive dragon…or two.

Cora Phillips has spent her life denying the Lune tradition but with two dragons--and their masters--hounding her with mating claims, her denying days have come to an end. Like it or not, the dragons have come.

And she doesn’t like it one bit.





Far away on Wilde Island, Princess Rosalind is born with a dragon claw where her ring finger should be. To hide the secret, the Queen forces her to wear gloves at all times until a cure can be found, so Rosalind can fulfill the prophecy to restore the family to their rightful throne. But Rosalind’s flaw cannot be separated from her fate. When she is carried off by the dragon, everything she thought she knew falls apart. The dragon sees beauty in her talon where her mother saw only shame, and Rosalind finally understands what her mother has truly denied her. Carey has written a stunning portrayal of the complex relationship between a mother and daughter in a lyrical novel sure to thrill readers who love fantasy—and those who don’t





***Warning*** (Sexual language, this book is for ADULTS ONLY!!!)

Dragons,Gods,Goddesses, Vampires, Demons, and more. A little bit of everything in this astounding retelling of Adam,Eve,Lilith and how everything came about after there creation. What happened because of the choices that were made eons ago? Dika and her sisters have lived many years, I mean hundreds of years, and have kept mostly to themselves. However evil has plans that could ultimately destroy all! Born to protect her Chrome was created, he is a Dragon Guardian. He was created to watch over and protect Dika and only her since the day she was born. Not ever being able to meet each other face to face until the Gods said so. Well the day has come and it is not with good news. Dika and her sisters are a big part of a war that is to come and Chrome gets the fun job of breaking the news to Dika. This war, the war of all wars, a fight against Evil to save the universe from destruction.
I fell hard into this story. The characters have strong personalities and found myself laughing out loud in almost every chapter. Though when I was not laughing I was in the middle of some SUPER HOT intense intimate scenes. You knew every feeling, could picture every detail and when I closed my eyes I could picture everything! Schroder did an amazing job and I can not wait to read the next book, please don't make us wait too long!!!



Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.









A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.




~~GIVEAWAYS~~

Now that I have filled you with all sorts of Dragon knowledge and some great was to enjoy them. We have a couple GIVEAWAYS going on. Here at Confessions of the Paranormal we have a giveaway for a Awesome Leather Dragon Cuff. All you have to do is fill out the Blue Giveaway Widget below. Start by putting in your Name and Email, click Begin. Then start getting those entries in! 







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