China | Gonggong

Gonggong is an unhappy and chaotic river god that causes floods. In one myth, he tilts the world on its axis by smashing into a mountain during a temper tantrum over his low rank in the heavens. Afterwards, the Chinese sperpent goddess, Nuwa, restores balance to the world.

Hmong | Zaj Laug

Zaj Laug is the Dragon King in a Hmong myth that describes a woman, who had transformed into a bird, being shot down by one of four brothers. One brother jumps into the river to save her, and together they all heal her. She decides to marry the swimmer, who sang to her father, the gentle Dragon King, for her hand in marriage. Since then, Hmong wedding songs are called Zaj Tshoob, or "dragon songs."