Snoop Draig is embodied as a friendly dragon, raising a welcoming hand. Sophie’s design is inspired by the proud Red Dragon depicted within the Welsh flag. The origins of the Red Dragon within Welsh culture go back as far as the 5th century when the Welsh kings of Aberffraw adopted the dragon as a symbol of power from the Romans after they withdrew. The Red Dragon also represents Wales in Arthurian legend and within royal designs in Tudor times. Now it is one of the most iconic emblems of Welshness throughout the world.