Chinese dragon, also known as , Loong or Long , is a Lung legendary creature in Chinese mythology, Chinese folklore, and Chinese culture at large. Chinese dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. Academicians identify four reliable theories on the origin of the Chinese dragon: snake, Chinese alligator, thunder and nature worship origin. They traditionally symbolize potent and  auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worthy of it in East Asian culture. During the days of Imperial China, the Emperor of China usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial strength and power.
In Chinese culture, excellent and outstanding people are compared to a dragon, while incapable people with no achievements are compared to other, disesteemed creatures, such as a worm. A number of Chinese  proverbs and idioms feature references to a dragon, such as "Hoping one's child will become a dragon" ( simplified Chinese : 望子成龙 ; traditional Chinese : 望子成龍 ; pinyin : ). wàng zǐ chéng lóng
Qing dynasty dragon
Affiliated Chinese surnames include
龐 / 庞 (Dragon God, House of Dragon) and 龍 / 龙 (Dragon).