A component of Armenian Mythology ''Vahagn'' was known as The God of Thunder. Fire and War. Dating to at least 6 BC, He is akin to The Greek Demi-God Hercules. Icons (statues) of Him were placed in Home Altars for centuries. Vahagn is also similar to the Mythos of St. George and The Dragon, in which a terrible Dragon was terrorizing the People. Vahagn assumed Human form and slew the beast promising to be Protector to The Armenians for all time. The name of The God was also assimilated into an early Royal House of Armenian Royalty known as ''Vahevunis'' and were seen as ''Protectors of The Country'' (Knightly).