Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Name your Dragon

Hello Everyone,

      Everyone of us have heard a lot about dragons and riders (from Eragon) and a lot of myths developed around dragons from the potent and auspicious Chinese dragons to the evil European dragons. 

Eragon (Inheritance)        The book Eragon can be classified as fantasy with the central theme being dragon riders who are trying to establish peace between various races including Humans, Urgals, Kulls, Elves, Dwarfs, ... When, Eragon finds a dragon for himself, better say, a dragon chooses Eragon as a rider he faces a strange problem of naming it. Here is a excerpt from the novel, explaining the situation.


       "I don't want him to go, that's all," he said helplessly. The dragon watched impassively, listening and learning. Eragon mumbled a few choice curses and rubbed his eyes. He looked at the dragon thoughtfully. "You need a name. I heard some interesting ones today; perhaps you'll like one." He mentally ran through the list Brom had given him until he found two names that struck him as heroic, noble, and pleasing to the ear. "What do you think of Vanilor or his successor, Eridor? Both were great dragons."

No, said the dragon. It sounded amused with his efforts. Eragon.

"That's my name; you can't have it," he said, rubbing his chin. "Well, if you don't like those, there are others." He continued through the list, but the dragon rejected every one he proposed. It seemed to be laughing at something Eragon did not understand, but he ignored it and kept suggesting names. "There was Ingothold, he slew the ..." A revelation stopped him. That's the problem! I've been choosing male names. You are a she!

Yes. The dragon folded her wings smugly. 

Now that he knew what to look for, he came up with half a dozen names. He toyed with Mireel, but that did not fit -- after all, it was the name of a brown dragon. Opheila and Lenora were also discarded. He was about to give up when he remembered the last name Brom had muttered. Eragon liked it, but would the dragon?

He asked.

"Are you Saphira?" She looked at him with intelligent eyes. Deep in his mind he felt her satisfaction.


Well, Saphira is a cool name for the lady dragon. If you found a dragon, how do you think it would be? What are you gonna name it as?? 

My dragon would be fierce like the American Dragon and its name would be "Wild Child" What would yours be like?? Don't forget to grab a copy of the book here

with warm regards


Anonymous said...

Aggressive during the fight, but friendly to people she knows. She would be dark blue like the night.
I would call her Opheila.

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