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I was wondering exactly what dragon heartstring is. I mean, I know it's a material from a dragon, but what is it, anatomically speaking? Do only dragons have a heartstring? Does an individual dragon have multiple heartstrings? Extremely curious, and can't find the info anywhere. Talia tiggle 17:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Wiktionary defines "heartstring" as "a tendon once thought to brace the heart." This seems to indicate that heartstrings don't actually exist, but since dragons are fictional, they may very well possess anatomical structures that aren't found in the real world. Starstuff (Owl me!) 18:37, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

"Heart sring" actually does exist! In the human heart there are valves located between the atria and ventricles which facilitate filling and pumping of blood. Heart strings, formally titled Chordae Tendinae, are little elastic strings that are bound to tiny muscles (Pectinate muscles) which help the valves to remain closed to make sure that there is no backflow from the ventricles to the atria.

So dragon heartstring I imagine would be really magically powerful. I read somewhere that wands with this core specialize in hexes. In the heart there are multiple chordae tendinae in each of the two ventricles, so overall I would guess AT LEAST 6 "strings" per dragon heart.

Google chordae tendinae if you are more curious! Carolyn , 13 May 2009 (UTC)