Shen Lung is the Spiritual Dragon, the master of the rains brought on by the winds. [1] Shen Lung, as the Divine Dragons, benefit mankind with their abilities to control precipitation. [3] The spiritual dragons control the winds, and on rare occasions, accidently cause flooding. [2]

A species of beast known as kiai-t'an give birth to Shen Lung. [4] Shen Lung are depicted as multicolored, five-toed imperial dragons. [1]


  1. Rose [Dragons] 332
  2. Christie 111
  3. Goldsmith 156
  4. De Visser 72

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