The Mythical Creatures Bible

The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings

Author: Brenda Rosen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402765360

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 8715

Presents entries on creatures and legends from around the world, featuring mythic entities including dragons, serpents, golems, banshees, nature spirits, and sacred beings.

The Mythical Creatures Bible

The Definitive Guide to Mythical Creatures

Author: Brenda Rosen

Publisher: Godsfield Press

ISBN: 9781841813981

Category: Animals

Page: 400

View: 8850

The Mythical Creatures Bible provides a complete guide to mythical beasts and beings from a variety of cultures around the world, including Mesopotamian, ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian and Chinese, Japanese, Nordic, Celtic and Native American. From frightening vampires to the fantastic phoenix, you will be captivated by the history, folklore and myth surrounding over 250 extraordinary creatures. Including dragons, giants, zombies, house spirits, shape-shifters and gods that take on animal forms, this is an indispensable reference that is guaranteed to stir your imagination.

Mythical Creatures Bible

The Definitive Guide to Beasts and Beings from Mythology and Folklore

Author: Brenda Rosen

Publisher: Godsfield Press

ISBN: 9781841813424

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 400

View: 6149

The Mythical Creatures Bible provides a complete guide to mythical beasts and beings from a variety of cultures around the world, including Mesopotamian, ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian and Chinese, Japanese, Nordic, Celtic and Native American. From frightening vampires to the fantastic phoenix, you will be captivated by the history, folklore and myth surrounding over 250 extraordinary creatures. Including dragons, giants, zombies, house spirits, shape-shifters and gods that take on animal forms, this is an indispensable reference that is guaranteed to stir your imagination.

Big Book of Dragons, Monsters, and Other Mythical Creatures

Author: Ernst Lehner,Johanna Lehner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486435121

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 8866

Provides an illustrated look at dragons, griffins, werewolves, serpent monsters, sirens, mermaids, and other mythical creatures of land, sea, and air and includes text with legends from around the world.

The Fairy Bible

The Definitive Guide to the World of Fairies

Author: Teresa Moorey

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402745485

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 3433

Fairies of the water, air, and earth, the trees and flowers, the house and hearth: all these mysterious, elusive creatures materialize on the pages of this distinctively beautiful guide to fairyland. Illustrated throughout with captivating artwork in glorious color, it examines fairy legend and lore through the ages and leads us into fairy cities, landscapes, rings, and paths. Find out what clothes they wear (fairies can be fussy about their dress), what they like to eat and drink, and what plants and animals they cherish. Discover the secrets of fairy festivals, and the various names they like to be called--including the Little Folk and Good Neighbors. Altogether, it’s a privileged glimpse into a paradise that vibrates at a different frequency than ours...and that few can ever see.


An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings

Author: John Michael Greer

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738716006

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

View: 4591

Of course that monster hiding under your bed when you were little didn't really exist. Vampires, werewolves, zombies, demons—they're simply figments of our imagination, right? After all, their existence has never been scientifically proven. But there is one giant problem with such an easy dismissal of these creepy creatures: people keep encountering them. Join occult scholar John Michael Greer for a harrowing journey into the reality of the impossible. Combining folklore, Western magical philosophy, and actual field experience, Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings is required reading for both active and armchair monster hunters. Between these covers you'll find a chilling collection of fiendish facts and folklore, including: —Why true vampires are the least attractive—and most destructive—of all monsters —The five different kinds of ghosts —Magical origins of the werewolf legends —How to survive a chimera encounter (Jersey Devil, chupacabra, Mothman) —The hidden connections between faery lore and UFOs —Where dragons are found today —How to investigate a monster sighting —Natural and ritual magic techniques for dealing with hostile monsters This 10th anniversary edition of the quintessential guide to magical beings features a new preface, new chapters on chimeras and zombies, and updates on werewolves, dragons, and the fae.

Treasury of Fantastic and Mythological Creatures

1,087 Renderings from Historic Sources

Author: Richard Huber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319091

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8870

Drawing on fifty centuries of human history, this encyclopedic collection of images is filled with demons, monsters, animal-gods, totemic figures, and other supernatural beasts from the darker realms of man's imagination. Works range from prehistoric rock paintings to the drawings of Max Ernst, from the masks of black Africa to the gargoyles of Notre Dame.

Mythical Creatures

Spellbinding Tales of Fearsome Beasts, Terrifying Creatures and Magical Monsters

Author: James Harpur,Stuart Martin

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781742371092

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 32

View: 7206

Discover fearsome beasts, such as the snake-haired gorgans and the crocodile-headed Ammut, as well as creatures of beauty, such as the majestic phoenix and the graceful unicorn. Follow the Greek hero Theseus through the labyrinth to kill the bull-headed Minotaur. A book filled with roars and blood-curdling cries of creatures you pray never to meet.

Field Guide to Fantastic Creatures

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 9781848660267

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9459

Get ready for the most incredible safari imaginable: a journey around the globe and throughout history to discover an array of astonishing creatures that almost defy explanation. This fascinating field guide surveys the globe in search of mysterious animals in remote corners of the world, and reveals the truth behind the creatures of myth and legend that have been passed down from generation to generation. Prepare to meet Biblical beasts such as Behemoth and Leviathan, and Mediterranean monsters like the ferocious Minotaur, and Medusa with her deadly stare. In northern Europe you will encounter the famous western dragon and its close relative the wyvern, as well mischievous fairies, gremlins and pixies and, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. Investigate the evidence for sightings of Bigfoot and giant serpents in the Americas; track the mysterious Kongamoto and Ennedi tiger in Africa and do your best to not to disturb the lethal Mongolian death worm or the reclusive Yeti in Asia and beyond. Packed with spectacular computer-generated images, the very latest research and theories about each animal, and distribution maps, tracker tips and advice on how to protect yourself from these fearsome beasts, the pages of this book reveal the world of fabulous creatures and monsters as you have never seen them before.

Mythical and Fabulous Creatures

A Source Book and Research Guide

Author: Malcolm South

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 5470

YThis] book provides thorough documentation of the best-known creatures of fantasy with a breadth of coverage that is both impressive and delightful. Choice"

The Dictionary of Demons

Names of the Damned

Author: Michelle Belanger

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738727458

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 5695

The Dictionary of Demons starts with a simple premise: names have power. In medieval and Renaissance Europe, it was believed that speaking a demon’s true name could summon it, compel it, and bind it. Occult scholar Michelle Belanger has compiled the most complete compendium of demonic names available anywhere, using both notorious and obscure sources from the Western grimoiric tradition. Presented alphabetically from Aariel to Zynextyur, more than 1,500 demons are introduced, explored, and cross-referenced by theme and elemental or planetary correspondence. This meticulously researched reference work features fascinating short articles on demonology and a wealth of woodcuts, etchings, and paintings depicting demons through the ages.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786495057

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 428

View: 7091

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.

Fabulous Creatures and Other Magical Beings

Author: Joel Levy

Publisher: Carroll & Brown Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781904760467

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 2663

Discover the world of Crytozoology in this fabulous field guide to the denizens of the supernatural realm from gnomes, fairies, and elves to unicorns, dragons, and minotaurs. Featuring more than 600 color illustrations, this is a treasure trove of fun and fascination for the entire family.

Dracopedia The Bestiary

An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures

Author: William O'Connor

Publisher: IMPACT

ISBN: 9781440325243

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 6626

Unleash the Beasts! For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures for centuries. Beautifully illustrated and fantastically detailed, Dracopedia: The Bestiary is a modern, but no less unsettling reimagining of the ancient version. It is an A-to-Z artist's guide to animals of the legendary world. Some, like the griffin and yeti, may be familiar to you. Others--like the enigmatic questing beast and ferocious manticore--may seem new and strange. Some may even haunt your dreams. Inside the bestiary, you will find: Secrets of each animal's evolution--origins, habitat, anatomy, diet and more. Fantastic illustrations created using pencil sketches and digital coloring. Four-stage demonstrations taking you from concept and design to under-painting and finishing details. &break;By drawing on the forms and features of more pedestrian animals, you'll learn how to give shape to the bizarre creatures that roam the depths of your imagination, adding to the bestiary of the ages.

The Book of Dragons & Other Mythical Beasts

Author: Joe Nigg

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 9781931412179

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 128

View: 5921

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.

Cryptozoology A To Z

The Encyclopedia Of Loch Monsters Sasquatch Chupacabras And Other Authentic M

Author: Loren Coleman,Jerome Clark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147795

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 6575

The ultimate quest for the world's most mysterious creatures The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman -- these are the names of the elusive beasts that have caught the eye and captured the imaginations of people around the world for centuries. Recently, tales of these "monsters" have been corroborated by an increase in sightings, and out of these legends a new science has been born: cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals. Cryptozoology A to Z, the first encyclopedia of its kind, contains nearly two hundred entries, including cryptids (the name given to these unusual beasts), new animal finds, and the explorers and scientists who search for them. Loren Coleman, one of the world's leading cryptozoologists, teams up with Jerome Clark, editor and author of several encyclopedias, to provide these definitive descriptions and many never-before-published drawings and photographs from eyewitnesses' detailed accounts. Full of insights into the methods of these scientists, exciting tales of discovery, and the history and evolution of this field, Cryptozoology A to Z is the most complete reference ever of the newest zoological science.

An Illustrated Guide to Mythical Creatures

A Brief Introduction to the Varied Life-Forms of Hearsay Found in the Myths, Legends and Folklore of Cultures Around the World

Author: Anita Ganeri,David West

Publisher: Book House

ISBN: 9781906714420

Category: Animals, Mythical

Page: 48

View: 3795

Herein lies a magical world of strange creatures & fabulous beasts, where the Cockatrice's glance can turn a person to stone, & the trumpet of the Manticore lures unsuspecting travellers to their doom. Here be knights riding Hippogriffs, heroes battling dragons, Scorpion men guarding the tombs of the dead, & giants fighting gods.