• Ottoman Fountain Lod Israel

    Image ID
    FOT905001
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    14.6 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    4088 x 6144 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    346 x 520 mm
    13.6 x 20.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Loy Israel Holy Land St. George of England stock image stock photo
    Description
    In the fully developed Western version, which developed as part of the Golden Legend, a dragon or crocodile makes its nest at the spring that provides water for the city of "Silene" (perhaps modern Cyrene in Libya or the city of Lydda in the Holy Land, depending on the source). Consequently, the citizens have to dislodge the dragon from its nest for a time, to collect water. To do so, each day they offer the dragon at first a sheep, and if no sheep can be found, then a maiden must go instead of the sheep. The victim is chosen by drawing lots. One day, this happens to be the princess. The monarch begs for her life to be spared, but to no avail. She is offered to the dragon, but there appears Saint George on his travels. He faces the dragon, protects himself with the sign of the Cross,[29] slays the dragon, and rescues the princess. The grateful citizens abandon their ancestral paganism and convert to Christianity
    Uploader
    Moris Kushelevitch
    Contributor
    moris kushelevitch
    Date Taken
    2011-09-13
    Uploaded on
    2011-10-12
    Collection
    Lod ,Lydda , Israel
    Category
    Travel
    Sub Category
    Holidays
    Dominant colour
    #E0D0B0