Welsh Red Dragon 1oz Copper Challenge Coin
The Welsh Dragon - also known as the Y Ddraig Goch ("The Red Dragon") and the Red Dragon of Cadwallader - is a dragon that appears in Celtic Mythology/Welsh Folklore. The dragon itself is named Dewi (Welsh for "David" - after the patron saint of Wales). This is derived from the Great Red Serpent that once represented the old Welsh god Dewi.
Despite the fact that Western/European Dragons were portrayed as evil and malevolent creatures that were greedy, tyrannical and often represented the darker side of humanity, the Welsh Dragon was an exception to the rule - been shown as a fierce creature but a benevolent one.