knits by sachi

Happy St George’s Day

on April 23, 2014

This is my knits to celebrate St. George’s Day.

It is interesting that we both have dragons, East and West. Asian dragons have many animal-like forms such as turtles and fish, but they are most commonly depicted as snake-like with four legs. They do not have wings but still flies in the air. They have horns and long whiskers.

Here is my dragon from Chinese zodiac animal series.

Asian dragons traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers, particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The dragons are benevolent creatures.

European dragons are not so good guys.

In Western folklore, dragons are usually portrayed as evil. The European dragon is typically depicted as fire-breathing, scaly, horned, lizard-like creature; the creature with bat-like wings and four legs.

First, I thought of making the dragon big and make more than one soldier. Little St Georges climbing on top of a big dragon may be cute. But I saw some classic paintings of St. George and found that the dragon wasn’t actually that big.

I ended up making the hero a companion.

Happy St George’s Day!

4 responses to “Happy St George’s Day

  1. Julie Henn says:

    Your dragons are FAB!! I hope you’ll make the patterns available to buy. =^..^=

  2. Happy st Georges day! george and his dragon look unbelievably cute in their celebrations! 🙂

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