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

Investigators explore a mysterious pyramid in Mexico to discover the secrets of the fearsome Feathered Serpent

Monsters of the Deep

Did a real creature inspire the myth of the Kraken, one of the greatest sea monsters of all time?

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?

Secrets of the Sphinx

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

Thousands of years ago sphinxes were among the most popular mythical monsters of the ancient world. The Great Sphinx at Giza in Egypt is the most famous of them all but the origins of this strange mutant beast are shrouded in mystery. Why did the pharaohs depict themselves as mythical monsters with the body of a lion? At Luxor, archaeologists are resurrecting an entire army of sphinxes, built to guard Egypt’s powerful god, Amun-Ra. The Egyptians saw the sphinx as a living statue and a noble guardian but why did the ancient Greeks portray it as an evil man-eating monster?

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