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.