The dragon as a mystical creature has many different meanings, each entirely dependent on the culture in question. For much of the west, dragons symbolize all the appetites of human beings taken to their ultimate extremes: greed so great the dragon amasses a treasure it cannot spend, lust so great it captures maidens it cannot be with, gluttony so great it will eat everything until nothing is left and it dies. Other times, especially more recently, western dragons have been seen as a sort of mascot for the misunderstood. These dragons are powerful and capable of terrible destruction, but they are not evil, and it is the dragon-slayers who are the evildoers.
In much of the east, this whole worldview would be considered very alien. In China, for example, dragons are benevolent creatures, symbolic of luck, dynamism and power. To be born in the year of the dragon is considered lucky, and in fact, the belief that so-called dragons do better in life is borne out by statistics around grades and employment, although there are questions about causation and correlation that still need answering.
So who watches over you? Who keeps an eye out for when things are hard and you need a little extra luck? What kind of dragon is your guardian? Take this quiz and you will know!