Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion
Andrómeda by Juan Antonio de Frías y Escalante (1633–1670), depicting Princess Andromeda of Greek mythology chained to a rock as a sacrifice to the dragonlike sea monster Cetus
Holger Danske, or Ogier the Dane, from the Matter of France
Susanoo slaying the Yamata no Orochi, by Yoshitoshi
A knight rescues a lady from a dragon.
The Marshall (false hero) tells the court how he killed the dragon. Illustration by John Batten for Joseph Jacobs's Europa's Fairy Book (1916).
Ruggiero Rescuing Angelica, an illustration for Orlando Furioso by Gustave Doré
Russian civil war propaganda poster: White Russian knight is fighting the Red Russian dragon

Princess and dragon is a archetypical premise common to many legends, fairy tales, and chivalric romances.

- Princess and dragon

A perennial theme was the rescue of a lady from the imperiling monster, a theme that would remain throughout the romances of the medieval era.

- Chivalric romance
Yvain fighting Gawain in order to regain the love of his lady Laudine. Medieval illumination from Chrétien de Troyes's romance, Yvain, le Chevalier au Lion

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