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Saint George



The story of Saint George and the Dragon is one of the most famous stories told in Catalunya. And that’s because he is the patron saint of Catalunya. But did you know that he is also the patron saint of England, Aragon, Georgia, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Moscow, Istanbul, Genoa and Venice? Yes, Saint George is more famous than you might think!


And because of that, he has different stories all over the world. We are sure that you are familiar with this vocabulary if you know the Catalonian version of his story. Let’s use this GAME.


But stories that travel the world, end up having different versions. Here are two different versions of the Saint George and the Dragon tail:





How are they different? How are they similar? Are they different from the version you know? How so?


Now, you are probably wondering, is Saint George real? Did he exist? And the answer is: Yes! But we don’t have very precise information about him. This is what we know:




Now that we have all this information, how about you tell your own version of the story by filling in the gaps in the following paragraph?


Once upon a time, in a place called (create a name for this place), a ferocious dragon was frightening the town. The inhabitants, scared and tired of the dragon, tried everything! They tried (strategy number 1) and they also tried (strategy number 2), but that didn’t work either. So they decided to calm the dragon by feeding him one person a day that would be chosen randomly in a draw. After several days, the princess, who was very (an adjective for the princess), was the unlucky one.

When the princess left her home and headed towards the dragon, a (description of who Saint George is) named Saint George, dressed in (his clothes or outfit), and riding a (an animal and an adjective for this animal), suddenly appeared to help her. Saint George raised his sword and (find an alternative ending).

So the citizens were finally able to live in peace again.


Here is an example:

Once upon a time, in a place called Lazyawn, a ferocious dragon was frightening the town. The inhabitants, scared and tired of the dragon, tried everything! They tried to talk to the dragon to make it leave and they also tried bringing a T-Rex to fight the dragon, but that didn’t work either. So they decided to calm the dragon by feeding him one person a day that would be chosen randomly in a draw. After several days, the princess, who was very lazy, was the unlucky one.

When the princess left her home and headed towards the dragon, a boy named Saint George, dressed in purple pajamas, and riding a giant sloth, suddenly appeared to help her. Saint George raised his sword and yawned. His yawn made the princess yawn. That made the giant sloth yawn. And that made the dragon yawn. In less than 30 seconds all four of them - the princess, Saint George, the giant sloth and the dragon were sleeping. The inhabitants took them to a cave and brought a speaker playing a never ending lullaby and they never woke up again.

So the citizens were finally able to live in peace again.


Now create your own - You can download the PDF version below.


Once upon a time, in a place called ___________________, a ferocious dragon was frightening the town. The inhabitants, scared and tired of the dragon, tried everything! They tried ______________________________ and they also tried ______________________________, but that didn’t work either. So they decided to calm the dragon by feeding him one person a day that would be chosen randomly in a draw. After several days, the princess, who was very ___________________, was the unlucky one.

When the princess left her home and headed towards the dragon, a ___________________ named Saint George, dressed in ______________________________, and riding a ______________________________ , suddenly appeared to help her. Saint George raised his sword and _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

So the citizens were finally able to live in peace again.



The Story of Saint George
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Feel free to send us your stories! We will love to read them! And before we say good-bye, we leave you with this very cool dragon origami activity:


Happy Saint George’s Day!

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