ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES IN WORLD FOLKLORE AND MYTHOLOGY

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Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9780786495054
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Folktales And Fairy Tales A F

Author : Donald Haase
ISBN : 0313334420
Genre : Fairy tales
File Size : 45.74 MB
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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.
Category: Fairy tales

Encyclopedia Of Imaginary And Mythical Places

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9780786478484
Genre : Religion
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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.
Category: Religion

The Encyclopedia Of Celtic Mythology And Folklore

Author : Patricia Monaghan
ISBN : 9781438110370
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 63.63 MB
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Storytelling

Author : Josepha Sherman
ISBN : 9781317459378
Genre : History
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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of Spirits And Ghosts In World Mythology

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476663555
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Giants And Humanoids In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476623382
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 46.69 MB
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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, yokai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Superstitions Folklore And The Occult Sciences Of The World

Author : Cora Linn Daniels
ISBN : 1410209164
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 67.79 MB
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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."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit