Seeing as we recently wrote aboute dragons being beyond the edge of the charted world....we decided to go there and find one.
He's not looking best pleased, this one. Maybe all dragons look like that and it's part of being a dragon. Mind you, being pinned to a wall in Piraeus is possibly doing nothing for his credibility as a fearsome dragon. We wonder how many cultures around the world independently developed an idea of a scaly, fire-breathing, possibly flying, creature that might loosely be described as a dragon.
We are going to start gathering up mythical monsters from around the world and see what we can tell you about them. Next week we will open with a TANIWHA. Watch this space.
All suggestions about favorite monsters to research for you may be added to the comments - preferably with guidance about where we will need to go to find one. No monsters will be harmed in the conduct of this research.