Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore


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About the Book

“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.

About the Author(s)

Theresa Bane, a professional vampirologist, has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Twisted Histories: Vampires” and “William Shatner’s Weird or What” for her expertise on the undead and is the author of other books on unusual phenomena. She lives in Staunton, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Theresa Bane
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 428
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9505-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2268-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Introduction 7

The Encyclopedia 11

Bibliography 349

Index 383

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellent resource…. Entries are clearly worded and appear well-researched and thus this book would be a good resource for those interested in world folklore, fiction writing, and gaming—ARBA.