Dragons are a race of creatures who live in many fairy countries, including the Land of Oz and its neighboring lands.
Dragons are the toughest creatures alive. They have a heavy tail that can smash their enemies, and most have sharp teeth and claws. They can also breathe fire.
Some dragons live in Gillikin Country's underground and are allowed to come out once every 100 years in search of food.
History and Notable dragons
According to the account given to Betsy Bobbin by the Queen of Light, the Original Dragon was the first being ever created, and therefore is the oldest and wisest of all creatures. That Original Dragon still lives in the fairyland of Tititi-Hoochoo the Great Jinjin. All other dragons are its offspring. (Tik-Tok of Oz)
A tribe of dragons lives underneath Gillikin Country, which was encountered by Woot the Wanderer. Woot (who grew up in Gillikin Country) had heard stories that Dragons lived underground and were forbidden to come to the surface, except once every hundred years to find food. This proved to be true; the dragons only need to eat every century or so, except that the child of 600+ years was hungry after having eaten only 11 years ago and wanted to eat Woot. (The Tin Woodman of Oz)
A dragonette by the name of Evangeline was one of the inhabitants of the Emerald City. She was gentle by nature, and helped the Oz people when she could, but nonetheless she inspired Sir Hokus' love of fighting dragons. So he would chase her around the city, a game which she loved to partake in. (The Wonder City of Oz, The Scalawagons of Oz)
A Purple Dragon (the most terrible kind of dragon to fight) once terrorized the Land of Mo, biting off the king's head and stealing food from the royal gardens. He was destroyed by the cleverness of Prince Fiddlecumdoo. (The Magical Monarch of Mo)