In the early 14th century when the city of Kraków, Poland looked something like this, there lived an evil dragon named Smok Wawelski who terrorized the city. en.wikipedia.org The dragon* lived in a limestone cave hidden beneath the slopes of Wawel Hill, where the King's castle rested. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF bensonftbellisario.tumblr.com *Note the dragon pictured above is a Hungarian Horntail, not Smok. Unfortunately the GIF technology in 14th century Poland was not what it is today. You can see why Smok wanted to live here. cracow.travel It's a pretty sweet cave. travelblog.org A hidden gem, some would say. travelblog.org Actual limestone cave below Wawel Castle. Believe it or not, according to legend the dude who ended up slaying Smok was just a simple shoemaker named Dratewka, who stuffed a dead ram with sulfur and put it at the mouth of the Smok's lair. en.wikipedia.org Smok ate the sulfur-stuffed ram which made him very thirsty. So he drank from the Vistula River* to quench his thirst, and then proceeded to explode because he drank so much water (obviously.) Shutterstock *Actual Vistula River, not an actual dragon. The dragon was dead, and the villagers* rejoiced. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Warner Brothers *Not the actual villagers. Fast forward 800 years, and you too can see the bones of Smok the dragon, which now hang outside the entrance to the Wawel Catherdral. Anna Lurye / http://Shutterstock See, I told you. commons.wikimedia.org Okay you got us, these aren't "actual" dragon bones. Instead they are thought to be fossilized whale or mammoth bones, though legend still holds that these are the mythical bones of Smok. Flickr: katieandtommy Even now the story of Smok lives on. In 1970 a metal sculpture of the Wawel Dragon, designed by Bronisław Chromy was placed in front of the dragon's den. Malgorzata Kistryn / Shutterstock RIP Smok*, you thirsty dragon. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF HBO *Not actually Smok.