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Happy Saint George's Day!

Posted By: Demonic

Happy Saint George's Day! - 23/04/12 12:50 AM



I guess George was part of the Dragon Slayer order. Suffice to say that dragons won't find any refuge on this day!
Posted By: Divine Avenger

Re: Happy Saint George's Day! - 23/05/12 10:17 PM

*Hurls a Fireball at the picture*
Posted By: Arokh

Re: Happy Saint George's Day! - 24/05/12 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Demonic


I guess George was part of the Dragon Slayer order. Suffice to say that dragons won't find any refuge on this day!



Nah the Dragon slayer order is just a myth. The dragon sybolised the Roman Empire (of which George hated) and he did not actually kill such a beast but myths and legends arose from this saying he did. Mostly these were formed in medieval Europe most notably the story of the dragon taking the city water supply. They had to offer sheep and later humans as a daily sacrifice to appease the beast until eventually it was slain by George.

The St George's cross was eventually adopted as the official English flag and is our patron saint.

We should get St George's day as a public holiday in England but we dont which kinda sucks. Every other Eurpoean nation as far as I know gets a day off work on their saint's day.
Posted By: AlrikFassbauer

Re: Happy Saint George's Day! - 24/05/12 11:16 AM

I often wonder if the world-wide tales of "Dragons" reflect last remnants of Dinosaurs on Earth ?
Posted By: virumor

Re: Happy Saint George's Day! - 25/05/12 08:45 PM

Perhaps he just killed Nessie.
Posted By: Demonic

Re: Happy Saint George's Day! - 09/06/12 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Arokh
Originally Posted By: Demonic


I guess George was part of the Dragon Slayer order. Suffice to say that dragons won't find any refuge on this day!



Nah the Dragon slayer order is just a myth. The dragon sybolised the Roman Empire (of which George hated) and he did not actually kill such a beast but myths and legends arose from this saying he did. Mostly these were formed in medieval Europe most notably the story of the dragon taking the city water supply. They had to offer sheep and later humans as a daily sacrifice to appease the beast until eventually it was slain by George.

The St George's cross was eventually adopted as the official English flag and is our patron saint.

We should get St George's day as a public holiday in England but we dont which kinda sucks. Every other Eurpoean nation as far as I know gets a day off work on their saint's day.


I was referring to the Dragon Slayer order from Divinity. I know the true story behind Saint George.
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