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Dragonkin is a subcategory of Otherkin wherein an individual identifies as or with dragons. Identifying as a dragon could include, but not be limited to, spiritually believing you have the soul of a dragon or were reincarnated into a dragon in a past life, identifying as a dragon to cope with mental illnesses, or believing you aren't inherently human. Dragonkin may feel supernumerary phantom limbs relating to their kintype, such as the feeling of a "phantom" or "astral" snout, wings, horns, claws, teeth. and tails.

Dragons are very diverse legendary creatures, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that are featured in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan (namely the Japanese dragon), Korea and other East Asian countries. Dragons from indigenous cultures often are less spoken of in the otherkin community.

Dragons may have anywhere from no limbs, like a wyrm or amphithere, up to multiple sets akin to a basilisk. They may have no wings like an Asian dragon or the common two wings like most others, but occasionally they may have more than 2 wings. Wyverns have only back legs and wings, like a bird.

Most dragonkin are European dragons and enjoy collecting objects for their "hoard", which is a collection of stuff like coins or rocks that bring joy to the dragon. Many are comforted by accessories or clothing with a scaled texture or print or related to fire or glittering treasures.

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