At the center of Bayardo's body rests a burning stone. If it's snuffed out, the dragon's life will similarly extinguish. But should Bayardo live his life cautiously to keep his flame going for a long time, like a candle slowly dwindling? Or should he go out with a bang like a firework? No, this dragon wants to live his life like a volcano, busting with energy and purpose.
Bayardo is of English origin. Bayardo is a variant form of the English and French Bayard (Old French: Bay horse); the meaning is "auburn-haired".
In French medieval romance, Bayard (or Baiardo, or Bajardo) is a magical horse given to the hero Rinaldo. The horse was a bright bay color. Seigneur de Bayard, "the irreproachable and fearless", was a 16th-century French knight and national hero renowned for his valor and purity of heart.
- Artwork by Slawomir Maniak.