In oriental mythology, dragons convey a positive image, contrary to their cousins in the West that are usually terrible creatures. Asian dragons give advice and bring good luck.
Asian dragons are also frequently associated with power. They symbolize kings and emperors, have magical powers such as wingless flight, and power over the weather, especially floods, rainfall and hurricanes. They are sometimes thought to inhabit every drop of water.
There are many legends that group dragons into overarching concepts: great human virtues, great human qualities, and more. Asian dragons can change into human beings at will. And they are known for having long life spans, which makes sense given that their maturity process can take thousands of years to complete.