Happy St Georges Day!
Saint George’s Day, also called the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including England.
Perhaps you’re wondering why these pagans have a national day to celebrate killing a mythical beast but, we’re English and its kind of what we do…..?
We’ll take a look behind the curtain and let Wikipedia do the explaining.
“The legend of Saint George and the Dragon tells of Saint George (died 303) taming and slaying a dragon that demanded human sacrifices. The story goes that the dragon originally exhorted tribute from the villagers. When they ran out of livestock and trinkets for the dragon, they started giving up a human tribute once a year. This was acceptable to the villagers until a well-loved princess was chosen as the next offering. The saint thereupon rescues the princess chosen as the next offering.”
But, if alive today, would St George; thirsty and tired, in need of a beverage to cool down with and perhaps a good chair to recline back in and revel in his own conquest, need a more dynamic range of entertainment? We’re not saying he would or wouldn’t. But as avid fans of both Dragons and Saints, he may have looked across the grassy plains and locked sight of a small town called Eboracum where a group of fans stand waving back, clutching a copy of their upcoming EP and say:
“Hey George, congrats on the slaying of that monstrous beast man! While you’re kicking back and basking in your glory, enjoying your well earned pint of John Smiths, take a listen to our brand new track Heartache for the Heartless?!”
Of course, he may refuse, but as history shows, and in all flimsy and generic arguments concerning myths and legends prove, all things that are in the past were true; So we reckon he would!
The wonderful news is that the people in and around 300 AD did not have access to iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon, YouTube and Spotify etc., you do!
So head on over to your desired streaming service and be like St George (minus the killing of animals).