Saint George and the Dragon in the Creation Museum Bookstore

by Creation Museum on March 16, 2016

Did you know the Creation Museum bookstore has a sculpture of St. George slaying a dragon—right over the main entryway? Here’s the story behind it.

St. George and the Dragon

The legend of St. George was recorded around AD 1260 in The Golden Legend, a book about early saints. The story is much older, however, originally taking place during the turn of the fourth century. According to the account, George, a knight from Cappadocia, Turkey, passed through a city in Libya, Africa. There he met a princess on her way to be sacrificed to a dragon that was terrorizing the land. She bid George to depart, but instead he went ahead and defeated the dragon, bringing it bound into the city.

George then told the people to believe in Christ and be baptized. In turn, George promised that he would slay the dragon before them. Fifteen thousand men, not counting families, were baptized into the church, and the dragon was beheaded. The story goes on to record the terrible persecution Christians suffered at the hand of Emperor Diocletian. George sold all he had and gave up his knighthood to preach against the false gods of the Romans. He was taken to prison, tortured, and later beheaded for this faith on April 23, AD 303.

The sculpture of St. George and the Dragon was first created as a quarter-scale model in clay, and then scanned into the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) computer, which created a 3D negative mold. Hydracal plaster was poured into the mold and, after curing, was installed in pieces. St. George needed a good bit of detailing and a light marble faux-finish to make the sculpture complete.

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