A Dragon-Slayer

The Legend of Saint George

 

Here’s another dragon legend. This one is from Europe– England, I believe. It’s also from the Middle Ages.

Saint George is the story of a knight who rescued a princess by slaying the dragon that kidnapped her.. Basic dragon-slaying story, yes?

“A DREADFUL DRAGON LAY WASTE TO THE COUNTRYSIDE, TILL PERCHANCE A GOOD KNIGHT PASSED BY.

I SHALL HELP THEE IN THE NAME OF JESU CHRIST, SAID SIR GEORGE TO THE KING’S FAIR DAUGHTER.

VALIANT IN BATTLE, HE SMOTE THE FOUL BEAST, STRUCK A MORTAL BLOW, RESCUING THE PRINCESS AND SAVING HER PEOPLE.”

 

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7 thoughts on “A Dragon-Slayer

  1. A post about England’s patron saint? Yes! As a side note, the English flag (not the British flag, though of course that contains elements from all nations in the UK) bears his cross. Lesson? Slay a dragon, become the saint of a nation : )

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