With its fiery breath, scaly armor, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon became the ultimate symbol of evil and corruption in European folklore and mythology. Only heroes of uncommon valor and purity could hope to battle these monsters and emerge victorious. Those that did became legends! The list of dragonslayers includes Hercules, Beowulf, Cuchulain, Siegfried, and Saint George. This book retells the greatest legends of this select group of warriors, while examining the myth of the dragonslayer in a historical, mythological, and even theological context.
In Shops: Mar 27, 2013