The myth of = the science of
Dragons = Dinosaur fossils
Why does every world culture have myths about dragons? Because people all over the world have discovered dinosaur fossils. Realizing this truth got me down in the dumps.
Most witch hunts, Salem witch trials etc… = Ergot poisoning
Ergot is a fungus that grows on rye when conditions are just so. People that eat that rye flour have bad hallucinations. Not knowing the source, who wouldn’t think they had been cursed by a malevolent neighbor?