Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology


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About the Book

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 or poltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm—from aatxe to zuzeca—from world mythology and folklore.

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 (6 x 9)
Pages: 180
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6355-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2339-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Myth and Legend Encyclopedias

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 7
The Encyclopedia 13
Bibliography 129
Index 149