St. George and The King of Ethiopia


Saint George slaying the dragon, a reinterpreted Christian legend, is an iconography that is recognized throughout the City of Marijampole. This same symbol has been used by Rastafarian artist Neville Garrick depicting Reggae legend Bob Marley as an Ethiopian St. George. This apparent metaphor for good conquering evil is shared from Lithuania to Ethiopia and Jamaica. Additionally, the Rastafarian movement uses the Ethiopian flag’s color sequences as their own color symbols. Interestingly the same flag colors, albeit different color sequence is that of Lithuania’s. It is these coincidental elements that brought forth the conversation depicted by Elysée’s mural.