The Big Book of Dragons

This is the Big Book of Dragons! The very book you need if you want to know all the dragons to know of! Madouc and Secrets try to write about as many dragons as they possibly can, giving their names, their habits and behaviour, their environment; etcetera. All the dragons maybe from games, films, books or other forms of media, but these dragons certainly exist! But perhaps if you have made and drawn your own dragon, then tell us about it and it shall become part of our guide!


8. 7 - The Bakunawa


Philippine Mythology



The Bakunawa is a giant creature with a mouth the size of a lake.


The Bakunawa, or Moon Eaters are sea serpent type dragons that originate from the Philippines. They’ve been known to leap out of the ocean, drawn by the beauty of the moon, and swallow it whole, causing eclipses. They have red tongues, whiskers, gills and four wings, one larger pair at the front, and a smaller pair further back. They have not been seen for many years, although people swear they haven’t become extinct, and so little more is known about them.


The Bakunawa can swallow the moon, or small islands whole. Some can fly, while others cannot. It is unknown whether or not they breathe fire.

How to Kill:

With immense strength and good weaponry this dragon could probably be taken down, but it is rare to need to kill this beast as they have very sensitive hearing and the sound of pots and pans crashing together is enough to cause them to dive back below the surface, not to return from their water homes for many hundreds of years. They can also be lulled to sleep by playing music to them.


Watch out for these majestic creatures, and if you happen to see one make sure you have a flashlight with you, just in case it swallows the moon!



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