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The dragon is a nearly universal figure with slightly varying versions occurring the world over. In Western cultures they are often revered but also usually considered evil or dangerous. In the west most dragons have wings that allow for flight while Eastern dragons have no wings but take flight by more magical means. Eastern dragons also tend to be more snakelike with longer bodies. Most dragons breathe fire but others can breathe or spit out gas or even ice. All incarnations of dragons are worthy of respect whether they are negative figures like Tiamat, the evil dragon goddess of the Babylonians or symbols of good luck as in many Eastern cultures.