Reptilians are strongly present in ancient Chinese mythology, folklore and religion in the form of dragons that can shape shift into human form, hybrids, or spiritual beings.(Scroll Down for Video)
Dragons are often used as a symbolic reference. Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods.
The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
The origin of the Chinese dragon is not certain.
The presence of dragons within Chinese culture dates back several thousands of years with the discovery of a dragon statue dating back to the fifth millennium BC from the Yangshao culture in Henan in 1987, and jade badges of rank in coiled form have been excavated from the Hongshan culture circa 4700-2900 BC.
The coiled dragon or snake form played an important role in early Chinese culture. The character for “dragon” in the earliest Chinese writing has a similar coiled form, as do later jade dragon amulets from the Shang period.
ancient Chinese stories depict many different reptilian dieties. Only a few have been described as real flesh and blood beings that lived along side humans. Some dragons were described in spiritual form, and were responsible for creating the earth.
Nüwa, also known as Nügua, is a goddess in ancient Chinese mythology best known for creating mankind and repairing the pillar of heaven.
The Huainanzi relates Nüwa to the time when Heaven and Earth were in disruption.
Going back to more ancient times, the four pillars were broken; the nine provinces were in tatters. Heaven did not completely cover [the earth]; Earth did not hold up [Heaven] all the way around [its circumference].
Fires blazed out of control and could not be extinguished; water flooded in great expanses and would not recede. Ferocious animals ate blameless people; predatory birds snatched the elderly and the weak.
Thereupon, Nüwa smelted together five-colored stones in order to patch up the azure sky, cut off the legs of the great turtle to set them up as the four pillars, killed the black dragon to provide relief for Ji Province, and piled up reeds and cinders to stop the surging waters.
The azure sky was patched; the four pillars were set up; the surging waters were drained; the province of Ji was tranquil; crafty vermin died off; blameless people [preserved their] lives.
there are some ancient chinese legends that suggest that some chinese dragons are more than just symbols, it is described in chinese culture that a select few ancient dragons actually exisited, and had power, wealth, and knowledge….and could assume human form.
Fuxi, is a culture hero in Chinese legend and mythology, credited along with his sister Nü Wa with creating structured human civilizations, and the invention of hunting, fishing and cooking as well as the Cangjie system of writing Chinese characters from 12,000 BCE.
Traditionally, Fu Xi is also considered the originator of the I Ching, which work is attributed to his reading of the He Map (or the Yellow River Map).
According to this tradition, Fu Xi had the arrangement of the trigrams of the I Ching revealed to him in the markings on the back of a mythical dragon horse (sometimes said to be a tortoise) that emerged from the Luo River.
This arrangement precedes the compilation of the I Ching during the Zhou dynasty. This discovery is said to have been the origin of calligraphy.
Fu Xi is also credited with the invention of the Guqin musical instrument.
Fu Xi was counted as the first of the Three Sovereigns at the beginning of the Chinese dynastic period.
Fu Xi was known as the “original human”, although technically speaking he was half human and half serpent and could shapeshift, and he was also said to be was born on the lower-middle reaches of the Yellow River in a place called Chengji.
According to the Classic of Mountains and Seas, Fu Xi and Nü Wa were the original humans who live on the mythological Kunlun Mountain or today’s Huashan.
Fu Xi and Nü Wa used clay to create offsprings, and with the divine power they made the clay figures come alive. These clay figures were the earliest human beings.
Fu Xi is said to have lived for 197 years altogether and died at a place called Chen (modern Huaiyang, Henan), where a monument to him can still be found and visited as a tourist attraction.
The 4 Dragon Kings are deities in Chinese mythology commonly regarded as the divine rulers of an ocean.
They have the ability to shapeshift into human form and live in an underwater crystal palace. They have their own royal court and command an army comprising various marine creatures.
Apart from presiding over aquatic life, a Dragon King can also manipulate the weather and bring rainfall.
Each Dragon King ruled one of the Four Seas corresponding to one of the four cardinal directions: the East Sea (corresponding to the East China Sea), the South Sea (corresponding to the South China Sea), the West Sea (sometimes seen as the Qinghai Lake and beyond), and the North Sea (sometimes seen as Lake Baikal).
The Dragon kings were percieved at a time to be real figures that did exist, and they are seen as “in charge” of water-related weather phenomenon.
In premodern times, many Chinese villages, especially those close to rivers and seas had temples dedicated to their local “dragon king”.
It is interesting to note that some dragons were percieved as a symbol for a natural phenomenon, and others are described as flesh and blood beings that lived and died, who had meraculous powers and the ability to change forms from a reptilian being to a human, or a form of hybrid.
It is possible that the early chinese peoples were describing an ancient race of extraterrestrials with advanced technology and had set up underwater bases on Earth to guide the developing human race as some kind of project, controling the weather to terraform the earth.
Possibly they were a now extinct pre-human race that originated on Earth and once inhabited the Earth before mankind.
One thing is clear, that ancient reptilians in reality or folklore did impact the human race in a signifigant way.