Wednesday, August 31, 2016

St. George and The Dragon

Our grandson, Jake, was taken by the story of St. George and the Dragon since that is what the clock at the Roskilde Cathedral portrays.
 In Stockholm we found additions to the legend and more wonderful statues.

 This statue dates from the 1600's if I remember correctly.  It has antlers, horsehair and precious metals used in it.  The story denotes good(Christ) winning over evil (Satan) and has Catholic ideology involved.

 When Sweden changed to Protestant all of the Catholic images were destroyed.  This one survived because it also represented St. George, (The King) rescuing the princess(Sweden) from the dragon (Denmark).

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