Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476612420

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476663556

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147662268X

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623384

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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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, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.
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The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110375

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 529

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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.
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Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786478489

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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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.
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Storytelling

An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore

Author: Josepha Sherman

Publisher: Sharpe Reference

ISBN: 9780765680471

Category: Social Science

Page: 910

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A collection of informative entries providing a definitive and fascinating study of the wide world of storytelling.
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Encyclopædia of Superstitions, Folklore, and the Occult Sciences of the World

Author: Cora Linn Daniels,C. M. Stevans

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410209160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 584

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Originally published in 1903, this is an excellent source for an historical perspective on superstitions and folklore. Hundreds of entries are arranged alphabetically within broad subject categories. The original subtitle reads: "A comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life through more than six thousand years of experience and progress including the fundamental intuitions and instincts underlying the structure of civilization, theology, mythology, demonology, magic, witchcraft, esoteric philosophy, signs, omens, oracles, sorceries, auguries, divinations, prophecies, methods and means employed in revealing fortune and fate, systems and formulas for the use of psychical forces, hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, spiritualism, character reading and character building with all the known powers and wonders of mind and soul, illustrated with numerous ancient and modern designs and thoroughly indexed."
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The Mythical Zoo

An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and Literature

Author: Boria Sax

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576076121

Category: History

Page: 298

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A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry
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