Dragons, myths and legends

Legendary monsters and creatures have been part of our literature and culture as far back as we can remember

colour illustration of a woman wearing a dress standing near a dressed bear which stands on its hind legs
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Beauty and the Beast

Meet the female authors and illustrators who brought the fairy tale to life

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Here be dragons

Dragons have been part of our literature and folklore as far back as we can remember.

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Monstrous musical instruments

Musical instruments transformed into dragons, monsters or other legendary creatures.

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Dragons in myth and science

In Europe and the Middle East the dragon was a legendary creature of evil. But are the dragons of myth based on reality?

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Rising from the deep: sea monsters!

At the edges of the known world, in the depths of the seas, great monsters lurk. Based on myths and travellers' tales artists and mapmakers gave them form.

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Medieval beasts

Depictions of animals in mediaeval times required a good memory - and, occasionally, a vivid imagination.

Educational resources

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Funny Creatures of Fantasyland

English, Language subjects - Lower secondary, Primary school

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Dragon Tales in Europe

Art, English, History, STEAM - Upper secondary

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Märchenland Deutschland – Germany: The Land of Fairy Tales

English, Language subjects - Secondary school

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Don’t be afraid to be afraid

History, Art, Language subjects - Upper Secondary

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Monstrous creatures

Art, English, Language subjects - Upper secondary