And Who hasn't read the stories from yesteryear, where the most beautiful damsel in the kingdom is tied to a post to await a horrific and tragic death at the claws and teeth of a terrible dragon. She must give herself up to her fate in order to save her people.
Then along comes our hero, who conquers the hungry dragon, and wins the hand of the fair maiden, not to mention her kingdom.
One wonders where such stories came from. I've wondered--Is it possible an ancient dinasaur habitually emerged from his lair to eat--terrorizing towns and cities, only to be vanquished by the hero of the day? Historical truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction. (grin)