Dnd style dragons come out of the egg knowing languages meaning that they had to learn it somewhere. I'm not interested in that. What I want to know is, that assuming Dragon lullabies are like human lullabies, what would they sing about?

To clarify most human lullabies are about getting the baby to quiet down and also the scary parts of the world. There's more articles about it but here's a good example: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-21035103

There's also a national geographic article that was good: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/what-the-lullabies-we-sing-to-our-children-reveal-about-us-feature

What would a dragon be scared of, for the babies or the dragons, enough to sing to their eggs while brooding over them? I'm mostly interested in Ice Dragons if you want a specific type of dragon but any dragon in general will do.

In my world sixty or so years ago the air became poisonous, the poison part is just hand waving because nobody knows why other then it is in the story, to sapient creatures, dragons included, other then that it's a vaguely earth centric world up to the 1970s. After that it diverged into most people dying and people, including dragons in disguise, making out living in various manners. The three largest ones are giant walls of stone that happen to block the poison in the air, the mining quarry that mines said stone, and one place that manages to pull the posion out of the air.

To clarify the dragons are dnd style in an earth like world up until the 1970s after which the timeline changes.

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    $\begingroup$ We can’t really answer without knowing more about A: your world and B: Your dragons. The answer for D&D style dragons on the Sword Coast is adventurers and Bahamut, while Mcaffrey style dragons on Pern are terrified of Threads and abandonment... $\endgroup$ – Joe Bloggs May 9 at 14:03
  • $\begingroup$ @JoeBloggs They're dnd style dragons. I'll add some stuff about the world. $\endgroup$ – Idan May 9 at 14:46
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    $\begingroup$ Subsonic rumbles, of course. Speech frequencies do not travel at all well over the shell boundary of an egg. $\endgroup$ – PcMan May 9 at 15:43
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    $\begingroup$ @PcMan That actually sounds really fascinating. I would love if you would up an answer over it. Would it be in some type of morse code? A specific type of language that dragons only use for communicating with eggs that they learned while eggs? I've heard of kids who had to relearn what english sounded like after getting ear surgery and would want to know if you think the dragons would have two separate languages for songs? What would the rumbles be like topic wise or would the presence of it be enough for comfort? I don't know if I'm allowed to ask this stuff like this but I would love to know $\endgroup$ – Idan May 9 at 16:40

Dragons vary a lot from media-to-media, but they are always the most prideful beings in the world. How could that be different, when they are the apex predator? So, naturally, their songs would be most likely about pride:

My Little Dragonkin
     (sing to the tune of bayu bayushki bayu) 

There are those with little mouths,
that can't scare bear or boar.
But rejoice, we're dragonkin,
and everyone will fear your roar.

There are those with no claws,
that can't hunt the little sheep.
But rejoice, we're dragonkin,
and even giants we make bleed.

There are those that have no wings,
that can only dream to fly.
But rejoice, we're dragonkin,
and you too will rule the sky.

There are those that shed some tears,
'cause they know no gold nor gem.
But rejoice, we're dragonkin,
and you will be richer than any men.

With your hoard, in your den,
Greater than any elven-king.
Stand with pride, show your might,
'cause you're my little dragonkin.
  • $\begingroup$ That's really sweet for a dragon! I really like the song. At the end is it supposed to be your or you? Men or man? We make even giants bleed or even giants we make bleed? These change the meaning of parts of the song and I want to make certain that's what you were intending as opposed to just grammer errors. $\endgroup$ – Idan May 10 at 12:19
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    $\begingroup$ @Idan "any men" is intentional. There I butchered the grammar for a better rhyme. For the rest, it might be a language barrier but for me "even giants we make bleed" and "we make even giants bleed" are the same in meaning, just constructed differently. I choose that specific form because I feel it fits the tune of Bayu Bayushky Bayu a little better. On the last part, it is "your" on the might part. That was a typo, my bad! $\endgroup$ – T. Sar May 10 at 12:30

Mathematical progressions.

Ice dragons are asocial. They do not care about other creatures, or other dragons. They do not have familial or filial attachments. When the young dragons fledge, they will not look back. Ice dragons have none of the sociocultural baggage humans have. They have no need for education that is friendly, or funny, or serves to reinforce their cultural identities.

Ice dragons are rational. They understand physics and that the world moves in ways that can be understood.

Ice dragons do sing. Their songs have no words.

The ice dragon mother sings pure tones. Then she changes the pitch by multiples of the frequency up and down. The ice dragon mother sings pure tones. She changes the rhythm by multiples up and down. The ice dragon mother sings chords. Then she changes the chord to those chords which are relative to it. Through her songs, she teaches the new dragons math, and rhythm, and the immutable relationships of things that can be precisely known.

  • $\begingroup$ That is the coolest one I've heard so far. $\endgroup$ – Idan May 10 at 12:15

Statistically speaking, killing invading humans.

Sing a happy elf song human:all happy elf and dwarf songs are about killing invading humans.


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