Michaelmas and the dragon-slaying legend of St. Michael
This "saint" is actually an archangel
September is the month that Michaelmas takes place, when certain Christian denominations honor the feast of St. Michael. A unique figure in Christianity, St. Michael is neither human nor God, instead being an archangel. His imagery is enduring as a warrior of God, and he makes appearances in both the Bible and the Qur’an.
An enigmatic figure, there are no shortage of statues and artwork depicting him. But just where does the legend of this protector and guardian come from? And did he really slay dragons? Click on the gallery to find out!
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