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In Fairy Tales I am sure you are familiar with the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. There are many variants of the tale, all belonging to the "Beauty and the Beast" folk motif (tale type ATU 425C in the Aarne–Thompson–Uther Index). Closely related motifs are type ATU 425A "The Animal (Monster) as Bridegroom" and type ATU 433B "King ...


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It depends on what you mean by dragons, if you are thinking of the typical Tolkien giant lizard, fire breathing, winged fantasy animal it is going to be hard to find very early myths containing those, as these dragons are relatively modern (13th century). If you instead allow for large mythological serpents with fantastical features then there are many myths....


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