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Germany
Münster
Stadt Münster

Nordrhein-Westfalen

Michaelisplatz

Michaelisbrunnen

Michael's Fountain

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).
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Description

Bronze statue in fountain.

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.

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Location (N 51°57'43" - E 7°37'37")

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Item Code: denw005; Photograph: 8 August 2008
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