Giants Monsters and Dragons

Author: Carol Rose
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393322118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Giants Monsters and Dragons

Author: Carol Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439519288
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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: 147662268X
Format: PDF
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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.

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.

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

Author: Christopher R. Fee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695682
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Encyclopedia of American Folklore

Author: Linda S. Watts
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438129793
Format: PDF
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Presents an A-to-Z reference to American folklore with articles on folk heroes, authors, significant historical events, cultural groups, social aspects and more.

Abominable Science

Author: Daniel Loxton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526814
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world.