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All Dragons are lucky, though some are luckier than others. And Falkor is the luckiest of all.

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Luckdragons are a branch of the Asian Dragon family. They are long and sinuous, with shaggy heads, some leonine, some more canine in aspect. Like all Asian Dragons, they are wingless mysteries of aerodynamics, soaring playfully through the clouds, even dozing as they fly.Luckdragon_interpretation_by_who_stole_MY_name

They are not exceptionally strong or magical, but they are, tip to tail, preternaturally lucky. Whether you’ve lost your keys or your way, are taking a chance on love or the lottery, having a Luckdragon on one’s side never hurts. Of course, the help of a Luckdragon comes in many forms, and we mere mortals do not always recognize its benefits right away. Perhaps it is luckier for us to wander from the path now and then. We might just discover wonderful things, even blaze paths previously unimagined. Fortune can be fickle and we just have to trust that Dragons know best.

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Back in 2011, during the first Month of the Dragon, Falkor and his Luckdragon kin got one day on our calendar. Now they get three days of frolic, feasting, and pushing the bounds of fortune as far as is draconically possible. How times have changed. Or perhaps it is just our increased longing for luck in a precarious world.

I think I’ll give Falkor a scratch behind the ears and ask him.

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**In the tradition of Month of the Dragon, everyone who leaves a comment here at Dragon’s Nest has their name go into a hat. At the end of the month, a name will be drawn and the winner will receive a signed copies of my books, The Dragon Keeper’s Handbook and Dragons for Beginners (both from Llewellyn Worldwide). Hope everyone is feeling lucky!

 

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