According to one myth, Ladon was the Dragon who guarded the Golden Apples in the Garden of the Hesperides. In one of Heracles’ Labors, he was supposed to get a golden apple, but couldn’t overcome the Dragon on his own, so he held the sky for Atlas, the Titan, and had him retrieve the golden apples for him, succeeding through deception. Another version had Heracles slaying the Dragon to take the apples.
The Dragon Bronze Cloth was kept underneath the great waterfalls of Rozan, said to be the flow of the Milky Way, where the remains of stars flowed. It had bathed under the water for many centuries, gaining a hardness surpassing Diamonds. It had gained the invincible shield that became the signature of the Cloth.
The Dragon Bronze Cloth’s Dragon Shield had taken a lot of abuse for Shiryu in his many battles, but only in a few instances has it been damaged or destroyed. In a moment of Invincible Shield meets Unstoppable Spear, Shiryu shattered his own gauntlet and shield due to a ploy by Seiya. Another noteworthy moment was during Shiryu’s battle with Capricorn Shura, in which the Gold Saint used his Excalibur technique to slice the shield right in half, like nothing had ever done before. Chrysaor Krishna, one of Poseidon’s Marine Generals pierced through Shire’s Dragon Shield with his Golden Lance, though, when his cosmo was burned to its max, and it took on the sheen of the Golden Cloths, the Golden Spear couldn’t pierce the Dragon Shield. These are not including times when the whole cloth was completely destroyed.