St. George  and the Dragon, or the Catalan version, Sant Jordi (he is the patron saint of Barcelona). A legend of hundreds of years old with several versions.
In a nutshell: in a kingdom that is cursed by a dragon the folk have to regularly sacrifice a randomly chosen young girl to keep the dragon at bay. When the lottery picks the king's daughter the king begs for his daughter to be spared; offers his wealth and half of the kingdom but the people still send the girl to the dragon (a king's wish overruled by people?? Now, that's  a legend :) ).
Luckily, St. George is in the area right at that moment and he confronts and slays the dragon. 
Where the dragon's blood drips, a rose grows; hence on each April 23rd, the St. George's day, guys give girls roses, and girls give guys books. 
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  • nomadincaSt. George and the Dragon, or the Catalan version, Sant Jordi (he is the patron saint of Barcelona). A legend of hundreds of years old with several versions.
    In a nutshell: in a kingdom that is cursed by a dragon the folk have to regularly sacrifice a randomly chosen young girl to keep the dragon at bay. When the lottery picks the king's daughter the king begs for his daughter to be spared; offers his wealth and half of the kingdom but the people still send the girl to the dragon (a king's wish overruled by people?? Now, that's a legend :) ).
    Luckily, St. George is in the area right at that moment and he confronts and slays the dragon.
    Where the dragon's blood drips, a rose grows; hence on each April 23rd, the St. George's day, guys give girls roses, and girls give guys books.
    #Catalan #barcelona #spain #legend #stgeorge #stgeorgeanddragon #santjordi #carving #stone #stonecarving #architecture #exterior #incagraphy #nomadinca #traveling #traveldestinations

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