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Happy St Georges Day - Create Your Own Dragon

Happy St Georges Day.

Here is a great activity St George Inspired dragon making fun activity to do to celebrate England's patron saint, St George. 

Here Are Some Fun Facts That You May Not Know About St George:

  •  St George was born in Turkey approximately 280 AD
  • St Georges emblem was a red cross on white background. Legend has it that years after his death, he appeared as a vision to the Christian Knights whilst they were under seige during the First Crusade to Jerusalem in 1098. About 100 years later, King Richard III fashioned his army’s uniform on the cross of St. George.
  • St George was declared a saint in AD 494 by Pope Gelasius. But it was not until 1350 that St George became the Patron Saint of England. King Edward III, who was the reigning monarch in England at that time, chose St George as the country’s patron saint as he was admired by many for his bravery in the face of terrible suffering

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So What is The Story About The Dragon? 

This is the story that is most famously associated with St. George:

A knight named Sir George was traveling the land and came across a town that was being terrorised by a dragon. The inhabitants told him that a young maiden had to be sacrificed to the dragon every day, or the beast would destroy the entire town.

Each day, the next poor girl was chosen by a lottery. That very morning, the King’s own daughter’s name had been called.

On hearing this, Sir George vowed to save the princess and slay the dragon. He found the beast in his lair, and threw his spear at him.

However, the dragon’s scales were so hard that they shattered the spear. Undeterred, Sir George unsheathed his sword and charged at the dragon, driving his weapon into the soft underbelly of the beast, killing him dead. Sir George took the princess back to the King, and the town celebrated.

This story did not appear in popular culture until around 500 years after St George’s death. Many historians believe it was developed and embellished in the Middle Ages.

Whether the tale is true or not, due to the way he died and this legend, St. George is a symbol of courage in the face of adversity, as well as the English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry.

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