The Element of Water
(Dragon of Seas, Springs, Lakes, Ponds and Rivers)
The element of Water governs the western quarters of the circle. Its dragon ruler is Naelyan (nail’-yon), who oversees the dragons of the seas, springs, lakes, ponds and rivers. Its color is pure blue; it is cold and moist. Positive association of Water are: sunset, autumn, the water chalice, any form of helpful water, compassion, peacefulness, forgiveness, love, intuition, calmness, peace of mind. Negative associations are: floods, rainstorms, whirlpools, any kind of harmful water, laziness, indifference, instability, lack of emotional control, insecurity.
The subspecies of the element of Water are those of the seas and various waters. It is not unusual to find this element working in conjunction with dragons of wind, storm, and weather, mountains and forest, or those of destruction.
In Cambodia, land of nagas and dragons, each reservoir has its temples where its divinity is worshipped in dragon form. In Chinese legend, the first emperor to take on a dragon form, was Fu Hsi; this dragon-king put the Primordial Waters into order by digging dikes, canals and irrigation ditches: he also tamed the Yellow River, making it safe for humans to live beside it.