Fire breathing dragons have long been seen as a powerful symbol in art. They are often used to represent strength and ferocity, as their abilities make them one of the most feared creatures in mythology. In some cases, dragons act as guardians -protecting something or someone of great value and standing between it and danger. They can also be symbols of destruction -tearing through anything that stands in their path with little regard to consequence. Finally, dragons have been used to represent change - either through rebirth or destruction - which echoes the themes of power and transformation they bring along with them.