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Who was Saint George? Saint George is the Patron Saint of England, who according to legend slayed a dragon.He is also the patron saint of Aragon Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece,Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Russia and cities such as Genoa and Moscow. Most legends say that he was not actually English, he was born in Cappadocia, Turkey and was a Roman soldier.
There are other legends that say George was from Coventry. The colours of Saint George are a white flag and a red cross and are used in lots of the countries he is patron saint of.
Saint George And The Dragon The legend says: George was travelling in Libya and found a village that was being terrorised by a dragon The dragon demanded the sacrifice of a beautiful maiden and all the young girls had been killed The only one that remained was the princess who was offered to the dragon.
George heard about the princess and was determined to save her. He travelled with his horse to the valley where the dragon lived. The dragon rushed from its cave and George hit the dragon with his spear but it hit the dragons scales and shattered into a thousand pieces.
George then fell off his horse and landed underneath an enchanted orange tree which protected him from the dragons poison. He then struck the dragon with his sword, but the dragon poured poison on him and his armour split in two. George rushed at the dragon striking it under its wings where there were no scales and killing it.
St Georges Day Saint Georges day is the 23rd of April every year but most people in England don’t celebrate.
Quiz1. Name 3 countries or cities George is patron saint of2. What country was Saint George born in?3.When is Saint Georges Day?
Quiz4.What is Saint George famous for?5.In what country did the Saint George legend happen?
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