What is Saint George famous for?

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St. George was real. He was an early Christian martyr. He was a soldier in the Roman army and refused a direct order to persecute and kill Christians. For this, he was tortured and beheaded. Some of his deeds are probably mythical or, at the very least, exaggerated. Dragons have never existed. Perhaps he did kill some animal that was threatening a town such as a crocodile, but it is unlikely he could have slayed a dragon.

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St. George is best known for his choice to die as a martyr rather than persecute and kill Christians. The story about the dragon is a myth.

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Legend states that George killed a dragon. Since dragons do not exist, he must have killed some other animal, such as a crocodile.

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He is famous for doing something he never did - Killing the Dragon !
St George, the patron saint of England, is famous for slaying a mythical dragon.

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