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"Here there be monsters"

Posted by David FG on July 15, 2005

In Reply to: "Here there be monsters" posted by R. Berg on July 15, 2005

: : Where did "Here there be monsters" come from?

: From old maps that labeled largely unexplored (by Europeans) parts of the world with "Here there be tygers."

I have always thought that the traditional phrase used was 'Here be dragons'. The meaning is the same whatever the exact animal might have been.