From our Jade group - East Asian Dragons are legendary creatures in Chinese mythology, seen as lucky, gentle and wise. Typically depicted as snake-like with 4 legs, they have auspicious powers, controlling water and rain. During the age of Imperial China, the emperor was always depicted as a dragon, much loved and revered. In Chinese tradition, dragons are believed to create clouds with their breath. Clouds bring life giving rain to the earth and represent celestial mobility as many gods used the clouds to travel through the sky.