“St. Leonard, known for Dragon slaying, is commemorated today. He is the guardian spirit of St. Leonard’s forest in Sussex, England.” — The Pagan Book Of Days, Nigel Pennick
By Alfred Lord Tennyson
Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.