Angels and Dragon Slayers

A detail from the window below - showing the mythical George slaying the dragon. What the dragon really represented is the subject of debate.

The above window is in St Mary's Church in Painswick, Gloucestershire. Interestingly, it depicts the archangel Michael and St George together - both mythical 'slayers of evil'.

The above window is clearly influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Made in 1914 by Heaton Butler & Payne, it is in St Laurence Church, Stroud.
Angels are an interesting concept - to some people they are real spiritual allies, to others just mythical inventions similar to the 'good fairy'. This little blog exists to observe and record ... do I believe in angels? I haven't yet decided but I suspect they rarely come with wings and usually look like something else.