George is thought to have been a 3rd-century soldier from the eastern Mediterranean. The best-known story about him tells how a dragon was terrorizing the neighbourhood and was about to devour the king's daughter. George said he would kill the monster if the people would believe in Jesus and be baptized. After killing the beast he would take no reward, but simply asked the king to help the church.
The palm is a symbol of the victory of the faithful over the enemies of the soul, and is often associated with martyrs
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