A dragon is a beautiful, winged, mythical creature that many associate with fantasy and other worlds. A dragon statue is a popular item that many fans of science fiction and fantasy use as home décor. Dragons have a long and evolved history in culture, and though ultimately they stem from Greek mythology, dragons are a large part of Chinese mythology. Dragons are seen as powerful, majestic, and are symbols of good luck even in present day China. Most modern fans of fantasy may think of dragons in regards to the popular game "Dungeons and Dragons," or the dragons in such books as the "Harry Potter" series or J.R.R. Tolkien books. A dragon is mysterious, evocative, and beautiful, and has been depicted as everything from dangerous, frightening creatures, to friendly animals, such as in the popular old Disney film "Pete’s Dragon." Were dragons ever real? Scientists say that some modern day reptiles could have evolved from dragons, such as lizards or alligators, but no one knows for sure. In Chinese history, the dragon is a symbol of nobility. The very first use of the word dragon was said to be in the 13th century. There are various types of dragons, such as water dragons, rainbow dragons, and even a Scottish worm dragon. One of the most famous dragons in literature is the one defeated by Beowulf in the well-known literary poem of the same name. A dragon statue in your home can bring good luck, or remind you of the powerful beasts that may or may not have been real.