Female Dragon: Characteristics, types, mating pattern and life span.
A Dragon is a large, convoluted and mythical animal that appears in the mythology of a good number of cultures around the world. Narratives about dragons especially as regards their shapes, differ slightly based on different regions. Dragons in western cultures since the High Middle Ages have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of inhaling and exhaling fire. However, in eastern cultures, dragons are usually portrayed as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures with a fair share of intelligence.
Just like most animals or creatures, Dragons come in male and female species. For this piece, we shall be taking a look at types, characteristics, feeding and mating patterns female dragons. We shall also take a look at some beautiful female dragon names you might consider naming your child.
A female dragon or serpent according to Greek mythology is called drakaina. It is interesting to know that most female dragons share some characteristics with the human female gender like the head and torso. Some examples of drakaina include Campe, Delphyne, Echidna and Sybaris. In addition, female dragons also look after the young dragons, provide food, shelter and also nurture them for a long while before they start to fend for themselves.
Feeding and Mating patterns of a female dragon
Dragons generally don’t have a fixed pattern of feeding. The diet of fictional dragons depends on the myths or stories in which they are contained. Most dragons from early European legends and stories eat humans.
In Asian cultures, dragons might not be characterized to be eating at all, as they are viewed as heavenly beings rather than voracious beasts. Other dragons depicted in modern fictional books feast upon prey animals such as deer, cattle, antelopes, gazzels or even fish.
Dragons, most often than not lead a solitary life until they meet their life-long mate during their mating flight rite. A female dragon will mate only 1 to 4 times in her entire life span.
The mating period between a male and female dragon is always a beauty to behold. Whenever a female dragon is ready to mate, she will sound a resonating “mating-call” to all the matured males around the area. She will then fly into the sky as fast, and as high as she possibly can. The female dragon can easily out-fly any male, due to her weight, and wingspan. Only the strongest and fastest of the males can catch up with her.
When a male dragon finally catches the female dragon at the summit of their flight, they will literally hang for a second in mid-air with the male wrapping his tail and wings tightly around the female’s, and grasp her with all four claws. The female dragon will follow suit as they start a free-fall which is the mating session. Falling fast, the mating only lasts a few seconds, and both dragons will break away just before crashing into the ground, and glide together to the female dragon’s cave to prepare their nest.
How long does a female dragon live for?
A fully grown and matured dragon is known as Wyrm and it can live for 1200 years on an average.
Female dragon names and their meanings
If ever desire to give your beautiful daughter a female dragon name, we have got a few you might want to consider.
Tatsuya – Meaning sign of the dragon, this name is of Japanese origin
Pachuca – This name from the Hopi tribe, means feathered water snake
Chance – Meaning luck or fortune, it’s perfect for your lucky dragon baby
Aidan – This name of Irish origin means little fire, perfect for a tiny dragon
Blaze – A perfect name for your little fire breather
Hydra – Mythology fans will recognize this name as the many-headed water dragon
Libelle – This name comes from the German word for dragonfly
Kayda – This name of Japanese origin means “looks like a little dragon”
Dalinda – This sweet-sounding name means noble serpent
Tanwen – A Welsh name meaning white fire
Kimba – This Aboriginal name means brush fire
Nuri – This is Hebrew for my fire, as your little one will be for you
Malinda – A variant of Melinda, it means sweet or dark serpent