Loong [龙 or 龍], aka Chinese "Dragons"

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Area(s) Reported: Asia: China
Date(s) Reported: Timeless

The Loong of China, often mistakenly described as 'dragons', are powerful water spirits that inhabit all bodies of water. In fact, the Emperor's symbol is a yellow Loong, signifying the spirit that inhabits the vast Yellow River... and anyone else wearing a yellow Loong can be executed!

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