The most famous legend of Saint George is of him slaying a dragon. In the Middle Ages the dragon was commonly used to represent the Devil. The slaying of the dragon by St George was first credited to him in the twelfth century, long after his death.
St George fighting the dragon made from pewter mounted on a black pencil. The pencil is printed with a line from the tale of George and the Dragon "Rearing its horrid body the dragon beat against the knight, but he, bending, thrust his spear against it, and caught the blows upon his shield."