This cemetery photo was taken near the beginning of an as yet undocumented walk which culminates in a bath in a 30m waterfall. It’s interesting because the flying beast rather resembles a dragon in dove’s clothing.
Offhand I can’t think of any dove <=> dragon myths, but there are plenty of references to pigeons and dragons in the monster-without-a-heart type. Here’s an excerpt from one entitled The Prince and the Dragon:
‘My strength,’ replied the dragon, ‘lies far away; so far that you could never reach it. Far, far from here is a kingdom, and by its capital city is a lake, and in the lake is a dragon, and inside the dragon is a wild boar, and inside the wild boar is a pigeon, and inside the pigeon a sparrow, and inside the sparrow is my strength.’ And when the old woman heard this, she thought it was no use flattering him any longer, for never, never, could she take his strength from him.
That storyline doesn’t, however, really line up with the photo, so I’m going to have to seek further. It would be nice if I could show that St George/Jorge/Jordi battled to death a winged rat rather than a giant lizard.
- Fried pigeon egg for breakfast
This is a rather convenient arrangement – I ‘ate facking pigeons.
- Animals in mediaeval visions of the hereafter
In the Middle Ages anyone of any commercial talent (and his/her mum) had visions and stored some human bones in the
- St George the Nasty
Here‘s St George killing a hermaphrodite Swedish dragon. In Abkhazia they used to celebrate a feast of St George and the
- Waiting room
Many of the cemeteries I visit – the cat has to be fed – are being enlarged at the moment, although
- Yet another St George’s day rose disaster
Don’t try to force feminism on women.