Episodes

Legend of the Minotaur

Shocking discoveries on the Greek island of Crete could shed new light on the Minotaur - a ferocious half-man, half-bull monster

Mystery of the Pyramid Serpent

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Monsters of the Deep

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Lost World of the Giants

Investigators hunt for the truth behind one of Greece’s greatest myths – the giant one-eyed Cyclops

Secrets of the Sphinx

How did the sphinx become an evil monster and why has it survived for more than 4000 years?

Terror of the Dragons

The dragon was the ultimate mythical beast; why did so many civilizations believe in this terrifying, fire breathing monster?

Killer Vampires

Could the discovery of brutally impaled corpses in Eastern Europe shed new light on the origins of the vampire myths?

Curse of the Living Dead

What were demons and why did they terrify the people of medieval Europe?

Curse of the Werewolf

Why were hundreds of people executed as werewolves in Europe?

Hunting the Loch Ness Monster

Could a prehistoric monster really exist in Scotland’s famous Loch Ness?

Legend of the Minotaur

Shocking discoveries on the Greek island of Crete could shed new light on the Minotaur - a ferocious half-man, half-bull monster.

The tale of the Minotaur is one of the most famous of all the Greek myths. This mutant half-man, half-bull monster was said to live inside a fiendish labyrinth on the island of Crete and devour its young victims. What is the real-world inspiration behind this fantastical story? Now evidence of human sacrifice and the skull of a huge extinct bull suggests that there may be more to this fable than we once thought. Could a clue to the rise of the Minotaur myth lie in the cataclysmic collapse of one of Europe’s oldest civilizations - the Minoans? 

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