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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saint George and the Dragon - Mosaic by Frederic Lecut

The town of Silene in Lybia had a lake, where a Dragon decided to nest. To keep him quiet the town people used to feed the Dragon a sheep every day. As they ran out of sheep, they started to feed him maidens chosen by lottery.

When the lot fell on the king's daughter, the king begged the people to spare her; to no avail.

St George and the Dragon, Mosaic by Frederic Lecut 

The daughter was taken to the lake, dressed up as a bride, to be fed to the dragon.

Saint George happened to be riding there. When the Dragon emerged from the water Saint George crossed himself, charged him, and wounded him with his spear.

The Princess and Saint George led the Dragon back to town where Saint George slayed him .

The grateful citizens abandoned paganism and converted to Christianity. On the site where the Dragon died, the king built a church to the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint George, and from its altar a spring arose whose waters cured all disease.

Details of the Dragon's Head - Travertines, Black Marble, Granite and Terra Cotta

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