something that makes me a bit sad/disappointed in terms of fantasy settings inspired by german folklore: no one talks about pet dragons.
i can only speak for east germany, but over there there are tales of farmer’s wives that have a dragon that helps them with their work.
usually these dragons get fed with coal and food leftovers. if they’re well-fed, they happily do their assigned work.
that includes helping the wife by perfectly cooking the food & protecting the house from fire or being struck by lighting.
some of these dragons were also said to be able to turn coal into gold pieces for those who treat them well. aka, feed them a ton.
also they tend to live in the ovens or the fireplace/chimney of the house. I suspect generally warm places.
proof of this theory were „dragon sightings“ over farmland, which were actually just bright comets in the night sky.
generally it was said that a farmer’s wife had a dragon, if their farm was doing especially well or their products were „unusually“ tasty.
i love how people went form „oh these people are richer/better at their job than me“ to „that must be because they have a pet dragon!“
i know i talked about this before in length at least once, but hey. i will keep talking about this until i see it in a video game at least! >:c