Reptilians are strongly present in ancient chinese mythology, folklore and religion in the form of dragons that can shape shift into human form, hybrids, or spiritual beings.
Dragons are often used as a symbolic reference. Chinese dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods.
The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it. With this, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength.
The origin of the Chinese dragon is not certain.
The presence of dragons within Chinese culture dates back several thousands of years with the discovery of a dragon statue dating back to the fifth millennium BC from the Yangshao culture in Henan in 1987, and jade badges of rank in coiled form have been excavated from the Hongshan culture circa 4700-2900 BC.
The coiled dragon or snake form played an important role in early Chinese culture. The character for “dragon” in the earliest Chinese writing has a similar coiled form, as do later jade dragon amulets from the Shang period.
ancient Chinese stories depict many different reptilian dieties. Only a few have been described as real flesh and blood beings that lived along side humans. Some dragons were described in spiritual form, and were responsible for creating the earth.