We’ve always been mythology aficionados, specially to European folklore. Over the years, we started to expand our interest to other cultures over the tribal Africa or ancient China, for example. As a result of this study we were rewarded with a lot of inspirational subjects, more than we expected.
The ancient Chinese tales fertilised our imagination and Zhulong was born as part of our very own mythology. We have to confess that dragons are not creatures we admire that much but Zhulong is not an ordinary dragon.
His original name 燭龍 describes an Enlightener Of The Darkness or simply a Torch Dragon. Considered as a God in Chinese pantheon, there is daylight when this creature’s eyes were open, and night when he shuts his eyes. When he blows it is winter, and when he calls out it is summer. He neither drinks, nor eats, nor breathes. If this god does breathe, there are gales.
These attributes are described in “the Classic of Mountains and Seas” (c. 3rd century BCE – 1st century CE).