The ultimate mythological monster? For good or evil. In the Western World they were seen as servants of Satan. In the Eastern World they were seen as symbols of good luck. In Tolkein's world they were the ultimate evil below the Dark Lord himself. In modern fantasy they can be good or evil, hero or villain, or simply an observer that watches the antics of the shorter lived creatures around it. Can come in all colors, with or without breath weapons, and all levels of intelligence from very stupid animal to super genius. The one thing they are not is wimpy.