Entire Title: The Legend of Sir Cittadini and Thyrus the anathema
Work's Subject: Italian folklore
Many are the legends about dragons in Italy, particularly in Umbria. One of the most famous dragons of Italian folklore is Thyrus, a wyvern that besieged Terni (a small town) in the Middle Ages. One day, a young and brave knight of noble family of Cittadini, tired of witnessing the death of his fellow citizens and depopulation of Terni, faced the dragon and killed him. From that day, the town assumed the creature in its coat of arms. Also a Latin inscription supports this: "Thyrus et amnis dederunt signa Teramnis" that stands under the banner of the town of Terni.
© Giosuč Tacconi illustrator