Dragons I Have Known - John JudithAccording to Carl Jung, dragons are an archetype ingrained in our unconscious. Dragons of stories, however, come in many forms, colors and sizes. Initially, I wanted to understand how dragon archetypes might be synthesized, as Joseph Campbell did with heroes, but world of dragons is so varied that I could not really find a starting place. But, along the way I read hundreds of dragon stories and met many dragons. I tried to postulate some theories in my introduction to this book, but mostly I think the stories themselves are worth sharing. Here is an introduction to some magical creatures-sometimes evil and sometimes wise-but all worth knowing. The bibliography should help you in choosing the stories that catch your attention, but the biographies of the dragons are a pure labor of love.