Famous Literary Dragons

Here are some of the famous dragons etc from various books, written stories and poems. This selection is extracted from the main dragon names list.
  • Chrysophylax
    The dragon from the story "Father Giles of Ham" by J.R.R.Tolkien
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  • Custard
    The cowardly dragon from Ogden Nash's poem "The Tale of Custard the Dragon"

  • Glaurung
    A fire breathing dragon from J.R.R Tolkien's Middle Earth saga, known as "The Deceiver".

  • Griaule
    A massive dragon from the work of Lucius Shephard, Griaule was frozen in place by an ancient spell.

  • Icefyre
    One of the two remaining dragons from the Tawny Man trilogy by Robin Hobb. The other is Tintglia.

  • Norbert
    Hagrid's baby dragon in the Harry Potter tales

  • Pern Dragon
    Many different dragons of various colours from the Pern novels of Anne McCaffrey

  • Prothero
    The dragon from 'Looking For Ilyriand' by Jay Ashton.

  • Romanian Longhorn
    A type of dragon from the Harry Potter novels. It has dark green scales and a long golden horn.

  • Saphira
    Eragon's blue dragon from Christopher Paolini's "Inheritance" novel trilogy.

  • Scatha
    A long-worm from the Grey Mountains in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth, known as "Scatha the Worm".

  • Smaug
    In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "The Hobbit", Smaug lived in a cavern in the Lonely Mountain where he guarded his treasure.

  • Tintaglia
    One of the two remaining dragons from the Tawny Man book trilogy by Robin Hobb. The other is Icefyre.