"St. George, slaying the Dragon"

The Christian martyr, Saint George (c.275-303) is thought to have been a Roman soldier from Syria.  Nevertheless, he is the patron saint of England, and is usually depicted slaying a dragon.


The legend has George saving a princess who was being offered as a sacrifice to the dragon.  In gratitude, the local people converted to Christianity.  There is a close parallel in the story of Perseus and Andromeda.