Giants Monsters and Dragons

Author: Carol Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439519288
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Presents short entries on creatures and legends from European, Celtic, and Norse mythology, as well as from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Australian traditions.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495057
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Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Spirits Fairies Gnomes and Goblins

Author: Carol Rose
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN:
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Introduces "little people" from all over the world, including various sorts of trolls, elves, fairies, dreamtime spirits of the Australian Outback, Native American mischief makers, and Nigerian spirits

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth Legend and Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623384
Format: PDF, Docs
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Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yokai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

The Encyclopedia of Monsters

Author: Jeff Rovin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780816018246
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A guide to more than one thousand beasts, specters, and other monsters, from the Bible's Leviathan to Hollywood's Alien, arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced by subject

Mythical Monsters

Author: Charles Gould
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605204064
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A geological surveyor by trade, English author CHARLES GOULD (1834-1893) was rather more interested in the strange ornithological specimens he collected on his journeys around the world. Mythical Monsters, the result of this deep and abiding fascination, is one of the classics of the field of cryptozoology, or the study of unknown or hidden creatures. Mythical Monsters "reflects the curiosity for the natural world that [Gould] carried with him in his travels for most of his life," says cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction. "The book, naturally, dwells on geological mysteries early in its pages, merging in his thoughts on Atlantis, the Great Flood, and evidence for such events he saw written in the land. But the bulk of the book is about 'monsters' that intrigued Gould, including the unicorn, the phoenix, and the dragon." Monsters also features an essential section on the mysterious beasts of the ocean depths. This new edition, a replica of the original 1886 first edition complete with the original illustrations, is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.

The Book of Dragons Other Mythical Beasts

Author: Joe Nigg
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781931412179
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The beasts that inhabit the realms of ancient myth and folklore are among the most compelling creatures of imagination. This is a modern collection of animal lore in the tradition of natural histories, including beasts from all over the world.

Native American Mythology

Author: Hartley Burr Alexander
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122794
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This fascinating and informative compendium, assembled by a celebrated anthropologist, offers a remarkably wide range of nomadic sagas, animist myths, cosmogonies and creation myths, end-time prophecies, and other traditional tales.

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures

Author: Malcolm South
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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YThis] book provides thorough documentation of the best-known creatures of fantasy with a breadth of coverage that is both impressive and delightful. Choice"

Encyclopedia of Russian Slavic Myth and Legend

Author: Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070638
Format: PDF
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Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information.