Dragon chess set pieces are a fun alternative to your standard chess set. Dragons have been referenced throughout history and still remain a fascinating creature in today's modern thinking. In some cases dragons can have riders and in other cases dragons may have slayers.
Fantasy chess sets in general are popular but out of all the fantasy themes it seems as though dragons remain one of the most popular. Are dragons fantasy or real historical creatures?
These creatures are reptilian in nature with scales and lay eggs but they traditionally also have wings and breath fire. In a way they seem to represent a type of dinosaur. Is it possible that they creatures really did exist at one time?
Most people are probably familiar with the medieval dragons of old European mythology. However, it's strange that dragons are also referenced in Chinese and Persian mythology. Each of these cultures perceive dragons in their own special way.
There have even been a number of specific dragons documented such as the Chinese dragon called Lung or the Germanic dragon called Lindworm. A number of dragons have been named and described in America, Africa, Europe, Japan, Indonesia, and China.
Other dragon-like creatures have been described also such as the Wyvern or Basilisk. Creatures such as these along with dragons have been used in fantasy games and movies for a long time. The popular Harry Potter series has used a number of these creatures through the story.
The oldest English literature epic called Beowulf ends in a battle with a dragon. Dragonslayers have traditionally been seen dressed in armor and fight dragons to protect the local town from the dragon's dangerous fire breath.
Maybe one day it will be discovered that dragons really did exist at one point in history. However, for now chess sets are a good alternative. These sets let your imagination run. Theme Chess sets come in many materials such as a stone alabaster dragon chess set. Glass dragon chess sets and seem to be a popular choice. Chess set are easy to browse and purchase safely online.