Names of French Rogation Dragons

A list of local medieval, Renaissance, or later names for their local Rogation Days processional dragon. Just because it’s nifty.

Metz: the Grawly or Graouilly.

Nimes: the crocodile.

Niort: the crocodile dragon.

Poitiers: The Grande Gueule.

Reims: the Kraulla or Grand Bailla.

Rouen: the Gargouille.

Tarascon: the Tarasque.

Troyes: the Chair-Salee.

Local dragons defeated by saints:

Graguignan:
Defeated by St. Armentarius.

Marseilles:
Defeated by St. Victor.

Metz: the Grawly or Graouilly.
Defeated by St. Clement, bishop.

Provins:
Defeated by St. Quiriatus.

St. Marceau/Paris:
Defeated by St. Marcellus.

Tarascon: the Tarasque.
Defeated by St. Martha.

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