The Lung Dragon frequently appears embroidered on fabric, painted
on pottery, and in all other forms of Chinese art.
There are five types of Lung Dragon, guardians of the mansions of the
gods, rivers and seas, hidden treasure, royalty, and the winds and rains.
The rain making Dragon Kings ruling the four seas surrounding the Earth
were able to assume human form.
It was a rain making dragon who incurred the gods’ displeasure
by failing to allocate the correct rainfall and was beheaded. He returned
as a spirit to haunt the Emperor who promised to save his life, but
was driven away by the Door Guardians, the Men-Shen.
Lung Dragons are called upon for rain and their effigies are ceremonially
paraded by farmers to attract their attention.