|Bamboo, milk and cream, the flesh of swallows, and
arsenic are favorite foods. Although to people it's a deadly poison, arsenic
merely makes dragons fat.
In 1611B.C., the Emperor
of China appointed the first Royal Dragon Feeder, whose duty was to throw
food into sacred dragon ponds. Royal Dragon Feeder was an honored post
The custom of feeding dragons was common throughout the
Orient. According to the Buddhist Records, a dragon chapel on the
banks of the Indus River had a copper vessel filled with cream for a white-eared
As a rule, Eastern Dragons never eat people. But woe to anyone who dines
on roasted swallows and rides in a boat. Dragons, detecting the scent of
the digested birds, will overturn the boat and swallow the swallow-swallower.
Wise people never offer mong plants to dragons. Although
mong is a delicious vegetable used in Oriental cooking, it makes dragons
irritable. And when an Eastern Dragon is out of sorts, it can cause storms,
floods, and earthquakes.