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Sankt Michael

Saint Michael

Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael).


Haren (Ems) /  Sankt Michael   Haren (Ems) /  Sankt Michael


Bronze statue.


den gefallenen
und vermissten
beider kriege
1914-18 1939-45

die gemeinde emmeln

Saint Michael and the dragon

The motif of Michael and the dragon appears in Michael's fight with Samael in the Assumption of Moses, a Jewish apocryphal work.
The characteristic difference with the other dragonslayer saint George is that Michael as an angel is always depicted with wings.


Location (N 52°47'8" - E 7°17'35")

Item Code: dens025; Photograph: 10 August 2008
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