Mythical Beasts

They are the stuff of legend, popularized in movies and television and described in detail in fantasy literature. For thousands of years, humankind has believed in mythical creatures, from dragons and cyclops, to vampires and sea monsters. Where did the stories of these fabled beasts come? Science Channel will reveal the origin stories of popular monster mysteries, in Mythical Beasts.

Each episode will look at the history, archaeology and truths behind legendary creatures. Scientists dig up elephant skeletons to investigate how they inspired the myths about the Cyclops. They hunt through old maritime logs to see why people believed the mighty Kraken was to blame for sinking ships, follow clues to the island of Crete where the menacing Grecian Minotaur was said to have lived, and unravel why the Chinese feared that dragons lived among them.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Science (2018 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Fantasy History
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Wrath of the Minotaur

Episode 1x06; Nov 18, 2018

A new excavation at the mysterious home of the Minoans leads to a startling discovery about real-life origins of the Minotaur, and experts decode artifacts that point to bloody human sacrifices for the ferocious monster.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x05: Blood of the Snake GodNov 11, 2018
1x04: Revenge of the CyclopsNov 4, 2018
1x03: Curse of the VampireOct 28, 2018
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