Here be Dragons

Personal blog of Emre Kucukayvaz

On "Here be Dragons"

September 5, 2023

I remember reading about the term ‘here be dragons’ years ago in an article. It mentioned that early mapmakers used this phrase on their maps to denote uncharted territories, often accompanied by drawings of mystical animals. When I decided to write this blog I thought it would be a great name. So, I started researching it.

Interestingly, not a single old paper map features those exact words, but there is a copper globe called the ‘Hunt-Lenox’ that does. Sometimes being wrong can offer a valuable perspective.

I’m very excited about what the next 20 years could bring, having spent nearly two decades in the tech industry.