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Encyclopedia Of Fairies In World Folklore And Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786471115
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Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over the globe.

Encyclopedia Of Vampire Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455810
Size: 74.24 MB
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From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind's deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from "Abchanchu" to "Zmeus," includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495057
Size: 52.16 MB
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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 Demons In World Religions And Cultures

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488948
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"This volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. Entries offer descriptions, demon's origins, appearance, and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that populate the earth and plague mankind"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia Of Imaginary And Mythical Places

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786478489
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The heavens and hells of the world's religions and the "far, far away" legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in fairy tales and political and philosophical works, including Sir Thomas More's Utopia and Plato's Atlantis. From al A'raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of the many streams that run through Paradise, entries give the literary origin of each site, explain its cultural context, and describe its topical features, listing variations on names when applicable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will prove useful to scholars, researchers or anyone wishing to tour the unseen landscapes of myth and legend.

Encyclopedia Of Spirits And Ghosts In World Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623392
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Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens oråÊpoltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.

A Dictionary Of Fairies

Author: Katharine Mary Briggs
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ISBN: 9780415291576
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Encyclopedia Of Giants And Humanoids In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476663513
Size: 20.10 MB
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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, y��kai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

The Encyclopedia Of Celtic Mythology And Folklore

Author: Patricia Monaghan
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438110375
Size: 31.61 MB
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Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.