Symbolism of the Color Gold

Gold Dragon

Gold symbolizes the sun and is associated with the masculine principle. [1] East and West, gold is a symbol of wealth and strength. [2] In Feng Shui, gold connects to the metal element and the active Yang principle. [3]

Gold is attributed to sun and corn deities. [1] Gold represents the colors of the heavens [3] and divine power. [1] Gold is an attribute of the Greek god Apollo, with whom it symbolizes intuition, illumination, and reason. [1]

Gold Dragons

Golden dragons correlate to powerful sun deities or deities of the harvest. Much like bronze dragons, they have sturdy, strong exteriors. Illumination and revelation lie at the heart of a gold dragon.

Gold dragons symbolize prosperity and wealth.

All of the dragon graphics on this page were created by Donna Quinn.


  1. Stevens [Ariadne's Clue] 149
  2. Visual Color Symbolism Chart by Culture
  3. Symbolism: Colors

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