Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology


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About the Book

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.

About the Author(s)

Theresa Bane, a professional vampirologist, has appeared on numerous podcasts, television, and radio shows 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: glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7111-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1242-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Myth and Legend Encyclopedias

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction  5
The Encyclopedia  9
Bibliography  351
Index  379

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “meticulously researched”—Booklist
  • “more than 2,000 individual fairies and species of fairy from around the world and across time, as well as helpful entries on the phenomenon as observed in various geographic areas. Well done. For writers, mythologists, and fairy tale lovers and scholars in high school, public, and academic libraries”—Library Journal
  • “recommended”—ARBA
  • “very thorough…easy to follow and understand. Everything in the book is factual and confirmed…recommend”—Reference Reviews