Saint George and the Dragon

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Toolman, May 17, 2019.

  1. Toolman TR Man

    I just learnt this tbh. What's the reasoning behind other teams names? I'm guessing penrith panthers is cause of rumour of the panther in the blue mountains. Warriors cause of nz warrior culture. Cronulla cause they have sharks on their beach.

    The legend of Saint George and the Dragon describes the saint taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices; the saint thereby rescues the princess chosen as the next offering. The narrative is set in Cappadocia in the earliest sources of the 11th and 12th centuries, but transferred to Libya in the 13th-century Golden Legend.[1]

    The narrative has pre-Christian origins (Jason and Medea, Perseus and Andromeda, Typhon, etc.),[1] and is recorded in various saints' lives prior to its attribution to St George specifically. It was particularly attributed to Saint Theodore Tiro in the 9th and 10th centuries, and was first transferred to Saint George in the 11th century. The earliest narrative record of Saint George slaying a dragon is found in a Georgian text of the 11th century.

    The legend and iconography spread rapidly through the Byzantine cultural sphere in the 12th century. It reached Western Christian tradition still in the 12th century, via the crusades. The knights of the First Crusade believed that St George with his fellow soldier-saints Demetrius, Maurice and Theodore had fought alongside them at Antioch and Jerusalem. The legend was popularised in Western tradition in the 13th century based on its Latin versions in the Speculum Historiale and the Golden Legend. At first limited to the courtly setting of Chivalric romance, the legend was popularised in the 13th century and became a favourite literary and pictorial subject in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, and it has become an integral part of the Christian traditions relating to Saint George both in Eastern and Western tradition.
  2. Toolman TR Man

    Saint George was a soldier of Cappadocian Greek origins, member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith.

    Dragon = story symbolism of pagans who practiced human sacrifice being conquered/converted by christians.
  3. AVA T Delonge

    Parramatta means something about Eels in the Aboriginal language of the area, so it came from that.
  4. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    I thought it was Abo for ‘drought’.
  5. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah it means place where eels lie.

    Roosters I think came from the fact they had the same colours as the French national team who were also called the Roosters.
  6. AVA T Delonge

    :laugh: WAC. Took me a bit to understand wtf you were on about.
  7. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

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