Dragon Ride - Dragon Slayers, Legends & Serpent Dragons

dragons embrace the world

Why aren't there dragons anymore? Because they've all been slain.

Siegfried and the Dragon Fafnir

The hero of the 13th century epic poem "The Nibelungenlied" seeks fame as he hunts the dreadful dragon Fafnir with the help of the scheming dwarf Regin. Featuring magic, deceit, treasure, and curses, this dragon slaying tale has everything. Read on…

Thor and Jormungander the Mighty Dragon of the Sea

From the imaginings of Norse mythology come the story of Thor's legendary conflict with the sea dragon Jormungander whose colossal body wrapped the world. Read on…

Piasa Dragon Bird of Illinois

This legend of the fearsome flying dragon that once terrified the ancient Illini tribe of the Midwestern United States illustrates how cooperation and bravery among humans overcame the threat of a dragon. Read on…

Rome vs. The Giant Serpent of Carthage

Giant snakes have inspired the myths and legends of serpent dragons since prehistory. Meet the North African snake that killed Roman soldiers by the dozens as it dared the army of General Regulus to cross its river home. Read on…

The German U-Boat and the Sea Monster

Tales of sea monsters are not confined to ancient times. During the First World War, a German U-Boat Captain reported seeing a dragon off the coast of Ireland . Read on…

The French Guivre

Learn about the unique method for defeating the guivre that once was the bane of Medieval France. Said to kill swiftly and spread disease, the fierce guivre was undermined by its modesty. Read on…


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