Dragons are potent symbols of good fortune in Chinese culture and fengshui. The most powerful of all dragons are heavenly dragons. An example is seen here. This golden dragon is coiled around a pillar inside a temple at Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands. It is floating among clouds and there is a magical pearl in the mouth.
The dragons we usually see have 4 claws. Dragons with 5 claws are meant only for the Emperor who is regarded as the "Son of Heaven", hence only the imperial family can have them. In the old days, anyone else having 5 clawed dragons would be put to death. Similarly, not everyone can withstand the powerful chi of this 5 clawed dragon.
Have you seen a 5 claw dragon?
This is my entry for Thursday Challenge, the Photo Theme this week is GOLDEN (Jewelry, Coins, Sun, Leaves, Fields, Hair,...). To view what others have for today, click here.