Dragon Charms, Dragon Pendants & Dragon Jewelry - When most people hear the word 'Dragon' they most likely think of the Western dragon. In both the eastern and western cultures, a dragon symbolizes power, excellence, boldness, valiance, nobility and heroism. Interestingly, the word dragon derives from two separate Greek words. One word means 'a huge serpent or snake' and the other means 'I see clearly'. Therefore, the dragon can be used to represent a barrier that blocks the individual from attaining full realization of his true self. Oriental Dragons, however, have the most recorded history in the world, especially in China going back thousands of years. Eastern dragons are still shown in parades around the world celebrating the Chinese New Year with the Dragon Dance.