A dragonkin is a person who identify as a dragon. legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries. The English word "dragon" derives from Greek δράκων (drákōn), "dragon, serpent of huge size, water-snake".
Dragons from indigenous cultures often are less spoken of in the otherkin community.
The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning "huge serpent, dragon," from the Greek word δράκων, drakon (genitive drakontos, δράκοντος) "serpent, giant seafish". The Greek and Latin term referred to any great serpent, not necessarily mythological, and this usage was also current in English up to the 18th century.
These traits are not universal and do not apply to every dragonkin, these are examples of usual traits of dragonkin
- antisocial and only bond with their own kind.
- secretive and protective, only sharing with their closest friends.
- hoarders, and collect things seen as 'invaluable' by others
- love shiny and expensive looking things
- very private when it comes to their personal life and their room/house.