Chinese Dragon Symbol

The symbol in the following picture is associated with Chinese culture.

The inspiration for the creation of that symbol was the human body. The right dragon represents the right side of the body,

the left dragon represents the left side of the body,

and the sphere represents the center of the body.

The connection between the symbol and the human body is not a simple, “right side, left side, center” type of correspondence. Asian people have a very different concept of how the human body works than Western people do. It is that unique knowledge of the Asians that was the inspiration for the creation of the symbol.

Dragons were specifically chosen for the symbol because dragons are very strong creatures. The two halves of the human body in the Chinese view of the human body are like living creatures that have the ability to become very strong.

Those two “living creatures” really do support the center of the human body in the way the dragons are supporting the sphere.  Any change to either one of the “living creatures” within the human body will have a direct effect on the center of the body. Those effects include size, shape, and location changes to the center of the body.

A large center would be indicative of two strong “dragons” within that human body. That is why Asian cultures respect people who Western cultures would describe as “fat”. A certain type of large stomach is the hallmark of a strong center of the body. The statue in the following picture provides an example of the type of stomach associated with a strong center of the body.

Knowing that large stomach signified it’s owner had two strong “dragons” inside of his body, “dragons” whose power could be used for violence as well as for growing and supporting a large center, it would be natural for other’s to respect or fear such an individual.


  1. I would have thought two had something to do with two opisit things like, good,evil hope,love and other
    Would you think the same?

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