Jersey stamps feature dragon legends from around the world

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imports_CCGB_dragons_00728.jpg Jersey stamps feature dragon legends from around the world
A new six stamp set from Jersey Post will feature dragon legends from around the world. ...
A new six stamp set from Jersey Post will feature dragon legends from around the world. The stamps, scheduled for issue on 6 January 2015, feature dragons from well-known folk tales ranging from the medieval epic Beowulf to the Chinese legend of four dragons.

Designer Adrian Chesterman has created new, colour illustrations for the six stamps, with striking and dramatic fire-breathing dragons battling against their enemies or the natural elements.

DRAGONS STAMP DETAILS

46p - Beowulf and the Dragon
The final act of the epic poem 'Beowulf' tells the story of the wise king of the Geats and a fearsome dragon who lives beneath the earth, guarding its treasure.

56p - Saint George and the Dragon
Saint George and the Dragon is a medieval, heroic tale of a beautiful, innocent maiden rescued from an evil dragon by a knight in shining armour.

62p - The Bakunawa
Believed to be the cause of eclipses, the Bakunawa has its origins in Philippine mythology. It is said that the Bakunawa, captivated by the beauty of the moons, would rise from the ocean and swallow them.

70p - The Colchian Dragon
Jason and the Golden Fleece is a classic hero's quest in which the protagonist, must find a magical ram's fleece. In Greek mythology, the Golden Fleece was guarded by the Colchian Dragon, an ever-wakeful, giant serpent.

82p - The Chinese Dragons
'The Legend of the Four Dragons: A Chinese Fairy Tale' tells of the Dragons Long, Yellow, Eastern and Pearl who serve the Jade Emperor. When the Emperor forgets to send rain, the dragons save the people, by transforming into rivers.

91p - The Welsh Dragon
The tale tells of the British King Vortigern's failed attempts to build a castle unaware that two fighting dragons live in an underground lair directly below. Whilst the red dragon is said to represent the people of Wales, the white dragon represents the Anglo Saxons.

To purchase the stamps, visit the Jersey Post website.

All images copyright Jersey Post.

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