Russian Dragons

Russian dragons are hydras, which means that they have many heads. The number of heads they have is always in multiples of three, six, nine, or twelve. To kill a Russian dragon a slayer must cut off all of the dragon’s heads.

They have four legs with bird-like clawed feet, and bat-like wings. They breathe fire and have arrow-shaped tongues. They have horny, hooked noses with sharp beaks which they use to rip their prey apart!

They live in mountain caves and their favourite food is human flesh. Russian dragons are sneaky and deceitful, but not very smart despite having more than one brain!

If you enjoyed this post and want to read more, you can find out more about dragons in The Dragon Companion: An Encyclopedia by Carole Wilkinson. All the facts in this post were taken from this book.

Some new books about dragons that you might like to read are:

George and the Dragon: and a World of Other Stories by Geraldine McCaughrean

Day of the Dreader by Cressida Cowell

The Fire Ascending by Chris D’Lacey

Flying the Dragon by Natalie Dias Lorenzi

Beast Child by Ben Chandler

Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac

Dragon’s Revenge by Amy Tree

Flight to Dragon Isle by Lucinda Hare