If we ever had any doubts about what it is we do, then the circumstances of our ‘flying visit’ to Skipton was lying in wait to dispel them.
‘Hell, we weren’t even supposed to be going to Skipton!’
Over the course of the last five years, this ‘fella’, along with his close associate, St George, has appeared at various intervals to trail new revelations in their wake.
Given the nature of our endeavours it is entirely possible that our conversation the previous night had called this ‘revelation’ into being.
Or, had we been ‘called’ and that conversation merely a premonition of what was about to transpire?
Such ponderings are legion on the quest.
Some of the easy to miss symbolism of this window, whose artist is still, as yet, unknown to us, is itemised below…
The dragon is situated on an island with two fruit trees which both appear to be bearing apples.
The sinuous coils of the dragon’s body is wrapped around the two symmetrically arranged trees.
The dragon’s body is multi-hued.
The dragon’s head is central and points skyward, and, in apparent acceptance, towards Michael’s raised spear.
Despite initial appearances Michael does not stand on the mainland but upon a rock or cloud.
Michael’s head is surrounded by a night sky of stars.
We await translation of the inscriptions on the banners or scrolls which also coil around the two trees.
The radiant symbol above the whole appears to be the greek letters, Omega, and Iota, conjoined.
One really curious thing, is that, from below the Dragon looks quite menacing… Yet from above, less so?
Those readers with a penchant for arcane symbolism will not be surprised to learn that the church which houses this window has been struck by lightning on two separate occasions.