Release:№4 2015. 10.00.00 ФИЛОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ НАУКИ
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Abstract:The article focuses on the role of dragons in the traditional Chinese culture. The history of the emergence of these unusual creatures in the folklore, their essence and importance for the Chinese people are considered. The main "breeds" of dragons, their different functions in the Chinese mythology are analysed. In conclusion, the notions of nine sons of the dragon, who are also of great importance in the given mythological conception, are thoroughly examined.