Monday, September 08, 2008

Silence in Silene.

Silence in Silene.

From our friend, Wikipedia :

St. George and the Dragon.

In the fully-developed Western version, a dragon makes its nest at the spring that provides water for the city of Silene.

Consequently, the citizens must dislodge the dragon from its nest for a time, in order to collect water. To do so, each day they offer the dragon at first a sheep, and if no sheep can be found, then a maiden must go instead of the sheep. The victim is chosen by drawing lots. One day, this happens to be the princess. The
monarch begs for her life with no result. She is offered to the dragon, but there appears the saint on his travels. He faces the dragon, protects himself with the sign of the cross, slays it and rescues the princess.

The grateful citizens abandon their ancestral paganism and convert to Christianity.


Thanks to KWartist99 for the winning title!

1 comment:

E.G.E. said...

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