A Clan of Dragons

In yesterday’s post I revealed my favourite animal was a dragon. I illustrated this with a pirate dragon and thought you might like to meet the rest of his family.

I call them a “clan” of dragons because I know them to be related. But does anyone know what the collective noun for dragons is? Or better still, what name would you create as a collective noun?

There is one more member of the family to meet. A female dragon in fact. If you can guess what era she hails from I’ll dedicate her to you and link back to your blog.

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24 thoughts on “A Clan of Dragons

    • Thank you. You mentioned the Rotring pens and patience required to create your Gravatar? Well, these took a long time too…I haven’t mastered the art of digital technology so every dot is hand drawn.

      • yeah – they look like they took a while. I’ve got art apps on the iPad but I’m not that keen – I just love art materials. I wouldn’t mind having a go with a drawing tablet for a pc though.

  1. I don’t know what the official term is, but how about a conflagration of dragons?

    As for the era of your female – that’s tough. Looking at the males, #1 looks like a classically piratical seventeenth century swashbuckler, #2 I can’t place, #3 looks like a Viking, and #4 is definitely a nineteenth century robber baron. I’m not sure whether the female should be a futuristic spacefaring dragon, or an ancient Chinese dragon empress. Guess I’ll have to wait and be surprised!

  2. I’d call a clan of dragons a Cliv (join our Cliv!), Fratello (yup, an earthly word) or just the plain old Other (we are Others, we are connected to each other within this closed society). I use the term Other for married dragons in my stories and book instead of human terms like “marriage.” Plus, OTHER sounds so universal, especially for a family/clan of dragons. And I believe a female dragon is called a Dragoness (I’m just sayin’). I hope this helps. Feel free to link to my blog, Dragon Short Stories.

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