HFM 040 | Where Did the Sea Monsters on the Edge of Medieval Maps Come From?

October 31, 2013


Why do old maps have enormous serpents, giant squids, Krakken, and other terrifying creatures drawn on its edges? Were the oceans infested with mythological creatures in the past, or is there another reason for their appearance? We find out in today’s podcast.

Click here to read more about this topic via an article from the Smithsonian, which inspired me to record this episode.

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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