Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore


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About the Book

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, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

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: 212
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6351-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2338-2
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Myth and Legend Encyclopedias

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 5
The Encyclopedia 9
Bibliography 167
Index 183

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “An excellent reference…would be a welcome addition to the libraries of those interested in folklore or those seeking ideas in the realm of writing and gaming”—ARBA
  • “Well-written, easy to follow…the best of its kind…. There is not another book out there like this”—Green Man Review