screenable online: 3 episodes
Legendary heroes of the past shape our culture and everyday life to this day, but are these fabulous tales fact or fiction? We set out to find the answers.
In this new three-part documentary series, we search for the truth behind some of history's most iconic and legendary heroes. In the first episode, we start with Noah, chosen by God to survive the catastrophic flood alongside his family and an ark full of animal pairs. The second episode asks if King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table really existed. In the final episode, we explore the Nibelungen saga and consider whether the medieval epic is concerned only about Siegfried the Dragon Slayer and his heroic deeds, or if the tale also provides a fresh perspective on the role of women in the Middle Ages.
With the help of renowned scientists from various faculties, the series sheds light on the historical context, reveals connections, and unearths unexpected facts about these heroes we thought we knew so well.