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Fantastic Fearsome Beasts

Author : Paula Hammond
ISBN : 9781782742869
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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African ogres with eyes in their feet, one-eyed giant dogs, a man trapped in the body of a werewolf, human monsters made out of scorching magma – the world’s mythologies and folklores have created the most wonderfully ghoulish beasts to give us a thrill and a chill. Fantastic Fearsome Beasts collects 44 beasts from mythology and folklore drawn from cultures all around the world, from biblical monsters that were mistaken for islands to dogs that are the portent of death, from giant bulls to evil dwarves to spirits, serpents and dog-faced men. Including a wide-ranging selection of monsters from European, North American, South American, Hindu, Mesopotamian, ancient Greek, Norse, African, Chinese and many other mythologies, the book features vampires, sea-monsters and lizard- monsters, giants, giant walruses and half-dragons. Together these characters and their stories offer an insight into how different cultures represent their fears. Fantastic Fearsome Beasts is illustrated throughout with outstanding new full-colour annotated artworks for each character. Alongside easy-to-follow accounts of each character’s story, there are factfile boxes, locator maps and size comparison guides.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Monsters And The Monstrous

Author : Niall Scott
ISBN : 9789042022539
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Emerging from depths comes a series of papers dealing with one of the most significant creations that reflects on and critiques human existence. Both a warning and a demonstration, the monster as myth and metaphor provides an articulation of human imagination that toys with the permissible and impermissible. Monsters from zombies to cuddly cartoon characters, emerging from sewers, from pages of literature, propaganda posters, movies and heavy metal, all are covered in this challenging, scholarly collection. This volume the third in the series presents a marvellous collection of studies on the metaphor of the monster in literature, cinema, music, culture, philosophy, history and politics. Both historical reflection and concerns of our time are addressed with clarity and written in an accessible manner providing appeal for the scholar and lay reader alike. This eclectic collection will be of interest to academics and students working in a range of disciplines, such as cultural studies, film studies, political theory, philosophy and literature studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Myths And Monsters

Author : Katie Edwards
ISBN : 9781845070670
Genre : Animals
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From unicorns to dragons, the idea of mythical creatures exerts a powerful fascination over our imaginations. This book presents myth and scientific reality side by side, suggesting how the myth may have arisen. The legend of St George and the Dragon is set beside a factual account of the first discovery of dinosaur bones in China and a description of the world's largest living scaly, fork-tongued monitor lizard, the Komodo Dragon. Katie Edwards's line-up of mythical creatures, adapted from a highly-successful exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, includes the Unicorn, Roc, Dragon, Phoenix, Cyclops and Chimera, and comes right up to date with the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti. Simon Mendez brings the fantasy creatures vividly alive and draws myth and reality believably together in this exciting and informative book.
Category: Animals

Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author : Theresa Bane
ISBN : 9781476622682
Genre : Social Science
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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: Social Science

Monsters And Mythical Creatures From Around The World

Author : Heather Frigiola
ISBN : 0764358421
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Mythical creatures are cultural artifacts--creations of the human imagination from all around the world. From terrifying monsters to sacred mystical beasts, weird-looking humanoids, magical birds, and many other fantastic beings, the mythological creatures in this book are sure to enchant and amaze! Discover myths and legends spanning from ancient times to modern day from every corner of the globe. Learn the cultural origins of 240 different mythical creatures, captured in ten chapters and 100 colorful illustrations. You will find terrifying bogey monsters as well as benevolent guardians. Meet creatures that symbolize obstacles to overcome, ones that explain the occurrence of disease, some that ward away evil, and others that were created simply for amusement. Explore mythology from the Middle East, Africa, India, Japan, Mexico, Europe, Polynesia, and beyond. This guide is a ticket to travel the world and discover its strangest magical beasts from the safety of your own home
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Myths Monsters And Legends

Author : Rankin
ISBN : 0956779468
Genre : Art
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In this unique art book and epic collaboration, long-term friends, photographer Rankin and artist Damien Hirst, leverage their creative mediums and shared dark wit. Inspired by their conversations around myths, monsters and legends, they decided to extend their exploration of the subject by creating something tangible. Working to break boundaries of convention, the resulting photographs are ethereal and menacing, the ancient world viewed through a modern lense.
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Youth Violence And Delinquency

Author : Marilyn D. McShane
ISBN : 0275991121
Genre : Law
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Experts reflect on delinquency and youth victims and show how we can address the issues.
Category: Law

Heroes Gods And Monsters Of The Greek Myths

Author : Bernard Evslin
ISBN : 9781453264485
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The bestselling compendium of ancient Greece’s timeless tales and towering figures of mythology from a classics expert. The world of Greek mythology contains some of the most exciting and imaginative stories ever told. In Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, bestselling author Bernard Evslin shares his passion for these fabulous tales and the eternal themes they so beautifully express. In this accessible overview, you’ll get to know the iconic gods, heroes, and tragic figures: Zeus, the all-powerful king of the gods; Hera, his cunning and jealous wife; King Midas, whose touch could turn anything into gold; the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his own creation; and many more. With each story, Evslin brings new life to these legendary characters and the magical world they inhabit. Translated into multiple languages, and with more than ten million copies sold, this invaluable resource has become a classic in itself.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Managing Monsters

Author : Marina Warner
ISBN : 9781409028703
Genre : Literary Collections
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In early 1994 Marina Warner delivered the prestigious Reith Lectures for the BBC. In a series of six lectures, she takes areas of contemporary concern and relates them to stories from mythology and fairy tale which continue to grip the modern imagination. She analyses the fury about single mothers and the anxiety about masculinity in the light of ideals about male heroism and control; the current despair about children and the loss of childhood innocence; the changing attitude of myths about wild men and beasts and the undertow of racism which is expressed in myths about savages and cannibals. The last lecture, on home, brings the themes together to examine ideas about who we are and where we belong, with reference to the British nation and its way of telling its own history. Using a range of examples from video games to Turner's paintings, from popular films to Keats, Marina Warner interweaves her critique of fantasy, dream and prejudice.
Category: Literary Collections

Goddesses And Monsters

Author : Jane Caputi
ISBN : 0299196240
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays focus upon popular culture as it is informed by ancient and current mythic images, narratives, personalities, icons and archetypes. Topics include: the cult status of the serial sex killer; sexual murder as a contemporary form of religious sacrifice; pornography as an everyday narrative underlying not only sexism, but also racism, homophobia, and militarism; the relation of incest to nuclearism; pornography and the sacred; cyborg myth; and subtextual presence of ancient goddess figures in contemporary narratives, including that of Princess Diana.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Monsters And Creatures Of Greek Mythology

Author : Don Nardo
ISBN : 9780756544812
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces the monsters of Greek mythology, including centaurs, griffins, and cyclops.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gods Monsters Myths Tales

Author : Flame Tree Studio (Literature and Science)
ISBN : 1839644753
Genre : Fiction
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Myths and legendary tales from around the world are packed with gigantic rivalries; gods, monsters and giants compete for supremacy over the land, the creatures within and the universe beyond. Zeus clashes with the all-powerful Typhon, Odin is destined to face the great wolf Fenrir during Ragnarok. And yet monsters such as the Minotaur, and the Sasquatch, dragons even, are monsters only to those too fearful to understand them, while others such as the Sirens, or the weird sisters, are malevolent without remorse. Such mythical gods and their foes, make great adventures for the modern reader tracing the roots of The Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and The Witcher, where good and evil are morphed into real avatars and creatures of vivid imagination. In these pages you'll find the gods of the heavens and mountains, and the spirits and demons of the deep sea, the dark woods and the burning sands. From the gods of Babylon and Ancient Egypt to the Norse Aesir, from the pantheon of mighty Greek deities to the gods of the earth and the sky in Pacific legends, most of the great traditions are featured here, with monsters galore: Anansi the trickster spider, the basilisk, the Wendigo, the Egyptian Sphinx, the Manticore and the Chimera to name a few. The Flame Tree Gothic Fantasy, Classic Stories and Epic Tales collections bring together the entire range of myth, folklore and modern short fiction. Highlighting the roots of suspense, supernatural, science fiction and mystery stories the books in Flame Tree Collections series are beautifully presented, perfect as a gift and offer a lifetime of reading pleasure.
Category: Fiction

Mythical Monsters

Author : Gerrie McCall
ISBN : 9781908696854
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discover the truth about the world's most terrifying mythical creatures that have been scaring people fo generations, from Beowulf's Dragon to Frankenstein and Bigfoot. Featuring ancient legends and folklore, mythological monsters, movie monsters and modern monsters, this collection of more than 40 creatures will scare, thrill and entertain with stunning illustrations, maps and fascinating facts.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Myths Mermaids And Monsters

Author : Tera Lynn Childs
ISBN : 9781946345165
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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There is always more to the story.... Find out what happens before and after in the worlds Oh. My. Gods., Forgive My Fins, and Sweet Venom. The World of Myths » Find out whether Stella has a heart, how Phoebe spends her Valentine, what's at the center of Nicole's labyrinth, how Griffin is surprised, and who Xella is and why they're going on a first date. The World of Mermaids » Find out what (or who) Coral dreams about, who gives Lily princess lessons, what Shannen's first swim feels like, what Astria thinks is a shore thing, and how to go about making a merman. The World of Monsters » Find out where a Nemean Lion hangs out, why you should always bet on Medusa, what freedom tastes like, how to get a golden apple, and who has to play the role of monster bait. Return to the worlds of Tera Lynn Childs is this magical collection of fifteen short stories in print for the first time.
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Greek Mythology Stories For Kids

Author : David Pike
ISBN : 1983049719
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Welcome to the greatest collection of Greek mythology retellings for children to read and enjoy. The great Gorgon witch Medusa, The blood-thirsty Minotaur, and The fiery Chimera. These are just some of the many fascinating monsters that kids can discover and learn in their Greek mythology course study.Each unique story covers the basics of the legends of these monsters from a child's point of view. Your little ones can imagine themselves as the small yet courageous Amara, or even the demigod Dione. Sit back and watch as the mythical tales in this creative history book teach your children about the enchanting journeys of the heroes, gods, and monsters of Ancient Greece.Whoever said that history can't be fun?
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Myths And Monsters

Author : Laura Buller
ISBN : 0751337579
Genre : Fantasy
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Enter the ghoulish world of mythology and monsters from dragons to big foot with this fun fact-filled book. Did you know that the early Greeks believed the underworld was guarded by a vicious three-headed dog called Cerebus?
Category: Fantasy

Heroes Monsters Of Greek Myth

Author : Bernard Evslin
ISBN : 0590434403
Genre : Religion
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A retelling of all the great tales of Greek mythology in language that is simple, swift and highly dramatic.
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Great Goddesses

Author : Nikita Gill
ISBN : 9780593085653
Genre : Poetry
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Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words. With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside. Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.
Category: Poetry

Wendigo Lore

Author : chad lewis
ISBN : 1733802614
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Wendigo Lore
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