The world surrounding us has always been mysterious and often frightening. The knowledge of former times was in most cases insufficient to explain unknown phenomena and left ample space for phantasy. Thus fossil elephant skulls became Cyclops and the fascinating narwhale teeth grew out of the forehead of unicorns. Monsters were able to colonize Loch Ness, while local varieties of dragons dominated our area. The magical properties ascribed to many such phenomena were often used in traditional medicine.
The department dedicated to fables offers an exciting journey into the realm of human phantasy, from magicians and witches, sea snakes and the famous coco-de-mer to the yeti whose mystery still has not been solved.