• Greek: drakon, serpent


In the Old Testament, especially in the Psalms, a designation for some very large sea animal (Psalm 103) or a serpent (Psalm 90). In Apocalypse 12 it is the chieftain of the host of fallen angels fights with Michael and his angels, and the dragon is defeated, “that old serpent who is called the devil and Satan.” In art the devil is frequently pictured as a dragon, a huge winged lizard.

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MLA Citation

  • “dragon“. Emblems of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2019. Web. 24 September 2021. <>