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Dragon Mural - Queen Street - Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 28.910 W 003° 10.590
30U E 487743 N 5703423
Quick Description: The Dragon is the National Emblem of Wales. This 'Dragon Mural' is an iconic symbol in Cardiff's main shopping area. Located on the Boots Pharmacy - Queen Street, Cardiff, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/17/2013 7:31:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMGKPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 2

Long Description:
This four story high mural of an abstract Dragon has been a feature of Queen Street since at least 1972 in Cardiff, capitol of Wales.

An old photo of queen street, & the dragon mural can be found on this web site (Image # 119): (visit link)

The Dragon can be traced back to the Legends in The Mabinogion.

"The Mabinogion is an assembly of Welsh Stories that were taken from Two Ancient books called the 'Red Book of Hergest' and the earlier book 'The White Book of Rhydderch' . They tell the stories of people in ancient British Celtic times, some of the stories have been placed from approx 500 BC." Text Source: (visit link)

"A popular Dragon myth or legend is, 'St George, slaying the Dragon'.
Saint George is the Patron Saint of many countries around the world, including: Romania, Bulgaria, Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, India, Iraq, Lithuania, Israel, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia.
St George also has the patronage and recognised by the following Cities, Genoa, Amersfoort, Beirut, Fakiha, Bteghrine, Cáceres, Ferrara, Freiburg, Kumanovo, Ljubljana, Pomorie, Preston, Qormi, Rio de Janeiro, Lod, Lviv, Barcelona, Moscow, Tamworth and the Maltese island of Gozo." Text Source: (visit link)

Boots - Web Site: (visit link)
Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 500 BC

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Mural, Painting, Photograph

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