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?

Terror of the Dragons

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

From Scandinavia to China, stories of dragons appear across the globe. Some ancient civilizations saw the dragon as a symbol of evil, others revered them and welcomed their help. But why does the dragon appear in so many different cultures? Now science and archaeology are starting to shed new light on the truth behind this mythological super-beast. The discovery of prehistoric dinosaur bones may have convinced our ancestors that these terrifying creatures really did exist. But why were some dragons believed to breathe fire and control the weather. The hunt for the truth behind the dragon myths reveals some of our deepest, darkest fears. 

Credits
Producer & Director
Edit Producers
Olivia Smart
for Discovery Science, SBS