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

Network: United States Science (2018 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Fantasy History

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Hunting the Loch Ness Monster

Episode 1x10; Dec 16, 2018

New discoveries reveal the truth behind the Loch Ness Monster, and experts investigate the world's most mysterious waters in search of evidence that a prehistoric monster could still be lurking in the deep.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x10: Hunting the Loch Ness MonsterDec 16, 2018
1x09: Call of the WerewolfDec 9, 2018
1x08: Demons of the DevilDec 2, 2018
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