Most-Wanted Monsters is thrilled to be one of more than 1500 blogs taking part in the 2012 A -Z Blogging Challenge - 26 opportunities to help you survive a paranormal apocalypse. Don't let our epic monster limericks fool you - the lore we share about the beasties featured in each daily post could literally save your life. Know them before they GET you!
DRAGONA ferocious dragon, with wings spread wideWould cast young Jackie Paper asideAnd trap himself a mistressMost likely a princessWhose white knight would run away and hide
Dragons of lore are not necessarily the chipper, magical creatures portrayed in the classic poem, Puff the Magic Dragon. Though, admittedly, some of their characteristics are the same.
Reptillian body with lizard-like legs. Bat-like wings. Oh, and the ability to breathe fire - and not in a friendly way, either. These mythical beasties mean business.
For those who follow the Chinese zodiac, dragons are a big deal - especially in 2012, the year of the dragon. Known as the most noble animal symbol representing the Chinese emperors,dragons are thought to be born leaders and masters of ceremonies. And because of this, every Chinese parent hopes to have a dragon child.
But for monster hunters – and trapped fairy tale princesses– the dragon is much more feared than revered. And a worthy royal must slay the beast if he hopes to win the heart of his beloved bride. No easy task.
Who is your favorite fairy tale Dragon? Or perhaps there is a more frightening beast you'd like to bring to our attention?