Wednesday, June 29, 2005

On The History Channel

Dragon Quest

Quest For Dragons airs Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 8 p.m. 8 to 10 p.m. on The History Channel

The dragon is the best-known creature that never was. Quest For Dragons explores how dragons have influenced virtually every culture throughout time… even killing real people by the thousands. Dragons are described in the Bible, they appear on coats of arms, they’re carved in ancient temples, and still dance in street parades. Native Americans, Mesopotamian tribes, Chinese, Norwegians, Central American Indians, Japanese, Europeans: all conjure dragons with similar characteristics.

But if dragons spring from human imagination, how could isolated cultures invent the same beast? Why would so many people believe dragons are real, even today? It’s beyond coincidence. Dragons have an unparalleled grip on people. Find out where dragons got their start, how they became powerful, lethal, ubiquitous, and inescapable.