Tales of fantastical creatures such as dragons, mythical beasts and legendary monsters have captivated people's imaginations worldwide for centuries. In this blog post, we'll explore the stories behind some legendary creatures and examine some fascinating illustrations from our pictorial archives; Dragons and Mythical Creatures, Monsters and Beasts and Greek and Roman Mythology.Read on to learn more!
Greek mythology is a great place to start if you're looking for incredible, timeless stories to inspire you. There are so many fascinating tales from this ancient culture, and we've selected some of our favourites for you here. This blog post will share the story of Odysseus and the sirens, explain who the Moirai were, and discover how Perseus saved Andromeda from a gruesome end. We've also included some beautiful illustrations from our pictorial archive, Greek and Roman Mythology: An Image Archive for Artists and Designers, which will help bring these stories to life - read on and enjoy!
What comes to mind when you think of a dragon? Depending on where you are in the world, the idea of what a dragon is will vary significantly. Dragons in western cultures are usually depicted as fire breathing winged and horned creatures. However, in eastern legends, dragons are wingless, serpentine beasts.