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Lee Gordy

Lee Gordy

Lee Gordy is a graduate from UT Austin in the field of Russian history, with a specific interest in the medieval Orthodox sphere. Occasionally, they translate academic works or write articles about art movements for various websites. They are currently employed outside the academic sphere but in the interim make a hobby of rambling on the Internet about literature and iconography.

The sort of person who, in times of trouble, asks themselves what Hector of Troy would want them to do.

Saint George Defeating the Dragon by Johann König, c. 1630

How Saint George’s Dragon Got Its Wings

As time went on, the dragons in Russian iconography slowly became more Western in style—just like Russia itself.