One thing you need to know in China is the Chinese Dragon. Chinese dragon is the totem of the Chinese nation and the symbol of Chinese culture. Ancient people believed that there should be a powerful "god" related to "water" who commanded and managed these animals and phenomena. As a phenomenon of worship and an "understanding" of incredible natural forces, the Dragon began its "vague collection" from this time on.
As a descendant of dragon, we can not know nothing about Chinese dragon culture. Dragon originated in the early Neolithic Age, not less than eight thousand years ago. The most basic feature of dragon image is "nine similarities", which nine kinds of animals are still controversial. Legends are mostly about its ability to show and conceal energy, its ability to fine and huge, its ability to short and long. Dragon is a kind of miracle animal in Chinese mythology, which is good for change, can make clouds and rain prosperous and benefit all things.
As a symbol of Chinese culture, dragons are not all occupied by emperors. In the folk, dragons still appear in various ways. Almost all ethnic groups in China have legends and stories with dragon as their theme. People celebrate festivals with dragon boat racing and dragon lantern dancing, and pray for good weather by offering sacrifices to dragons.