Welsh Dragon (Y Ddraig Goch- The Red Dragon)

The ubiquitous Welsh Dragon at left is the national symbol of Wales. This particular image appears on the flag of Wales and is derived from an ancient standard of the Tudor family, which is in turn derived from the ‘Draco’ standard of the Roman Legion.

Although attempts have been made to link the dragon with Arthurian tales of Merlin and his prophetic vision of battling dragons- red for Wales and white for England- the emblem has been in use in Wales for at least twelve hundred years.

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October 7, 2009 at 1:53 pm


ken September 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm

what is the color green stand for?

Anonymous April 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm

The ground on which the Dragon walks and white is for the sky. The white and green on our flag don’t have significance. The Dragon is the significance on our flag.

Anonymous June 18, 2017 at 5:06 am


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