R is for Ruth #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

R is for Ruth the white dragon from Anne McCaffery’s novel, The White Dragon, of the Pern series. Dragons in the series can fly and breath fire (after chewing a substance known as fire-stone.) They usually come in five colors – golden, bronze, brown, green and blue. That is until Ruth is born. Rather than being an albino, Ruth’s white hide shows traces of all the dragons colors. His rider is Lord Jaxom, who wasn’t supposed to impress a dragon as he is a Lord.

He is born smaller than any of the other dragons and it is thought that he might not be able to fly. But he has the correct wing-to-body size ratio and flies just fine, even proving to quick and agile in the air. Not only was Ruth different physically but he was unusually intelligent, having greater memory and able to grasp concepts more easily than other dragons.

If you missed my other AtoZ Challenge posts::

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin

L is for Ladon

M is for Mushu

N is for Norbert

O is for Orm Ember

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

Q is for Queen of Dragons

Q is of Queen of Dragons #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

Q is for Queen of Dragons. In other words, I couldn’t find a dragon beginning with the letter Q. (It is always one of the hardest letters.)

The first Queen of Dragons is the 2001 fantasy novel by Alice Borchardt based on the legend of King Arthur. Guimevere is forced into hiding and grows up being watched over by dragons. With Arthur trapped in the netherworld, she calls upon her magic and allies as she works to become the Dragon Queen.

The next Queen of Dragons is the 2019 book by Melody Rose. The heroine wakes up in a world of dragons where they make her their queen.

And of course, I have to mention the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, from Game of Thrones, as she kept coming up whenever I looked up Queen of Dragons.

If you missed previous entries:

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin

L is for Ladon

M is for Mushu

N is for Norbert

O is for Orm Ember

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon

P is for Puff the Magic Dragon #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

P is for Puff, the dragon from the 1978 animated television special, Puff the Magic Dragon. The show was based off the song by the same name by Peter, Paul and Mary. The song is based off a poem by Leonard Lipton (and is NOT about drugs). There were two follow up specials – in 1979, Puff in the Land of Living Lies and in 1982, Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody.

Puff is green with straggly dark green hair on his head. He doesn’t have wings. He is a very friendly, helpful dragon. In the first special he helps a little boy named Jackie that has so much fear and doubt that he has stopped talking. In the next special, he helps   Sandy, a girl who has developed a persistent habit of making up absurd lies on most occasions. And in the final special, he helps a boy named Terry who has an overactive imagination and has trouble making friends. Puff helps each of these kids.

If you missed previous entries:

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin

L is for Ladon

M is for Mushu

N is for Norbert

O is for Orm Ember

O is for Orm Ember #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

O is for Orm Ember, the most powerful dragon from Ursula Le Guin’s fantasy world of Earthsea.

He is 100 feet long with grey-golden skin and green eyes. In The Farthest Shore, Orm Ember bravely sacrifices himself upon the staff of the Grey Mage and in doing so crushes Cob, an evil sorcerer. He is the descendant of Orm, another powerful dragon in the series.

If you missed previous entries:

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin

L is for Ladon

M is for Mushu

N is for Norbert

L is for Ladon #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of dragons as characters. Whether they appear in film, TV, cartoons or literature, these dragons may be the star of the show or just a supporting character.

**I was busy last week and skipped K and L so posting them today.

L is for Ladon, the serpent-like dragon who guards the golden apples in Greek Mythology. In one version of the story, he is killed by an arrow shot from Hercules’ bow. In another, Hercules couldn’t defeat him but tricked the titan Atlas into retrieving the apples for him.

Ladon was also known as the Hesperian dragon because he guarded the Garden of Hesperides where the famous Golden Apples could be found. He is steadfast, determined and never sleeps. The image of a serpent dragon wrapped around a tree is often drawn on Greek vases. Upon his death, it is said that Hera placed his likeness among the stars and he became the constellation Draco.

Ladon is also sometimes depicted as a multi-headed beast. In the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, Ladon is a massive dragon with one hundred heads. According to Percy (in The Titan’s Curse), Ladon’s breath smells like acid. His stench is like a dead rat, but a “hundred times stronger.”  

If you missed previous entries:

A is for Aura

B is for Blazey

C is for Canth

D is for Draco

E is for Elliott

F is for Fafnir

G is for Gwythaints

H is for Haku

I is for the Ice Dragon

J is for Jabberwocky

K is for Kalessin