Encyclopedia Of Fairies In World Folklore And Mythology
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📒Encyclopedia Of Fairies In World Folklore And Mythology ✍ Theresa Bane
✏Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology Book Summary : 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.
📒Encyclopedia Of Spirits And Ghosts In World Mythology ✍ Theresa Bane
✏Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology Book Summary : 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.
📒The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Fairies ✍ Anna Franklin
✏The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Fairies Book Summary : For hundreds of years, fairies have enchanted imaginations, stirred awe and fear, and inspired a treasure trove of wonderful stories. Filled with hundreds of exquisite illustrations, this comprehensive directory provides a global, multi-ethnic, multicultural overview of fairies large and small, from tree spirits to winged sprites. Nearly 3,000 entries, arranged alphabetically from the South African Abatwa to the German Zwerge, offer glimpses into other worlds and times. There are creatures from Celtic and Scandinavian traditions, Greek and Norse mythology, Native American culture, the Far East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and more--all cross-referenced so it's easy to explore the themes that span the globe. An extensive introduction examines the origins of fairy folklore and provides general background on common beliefs.
✏Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore Book Summary : “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.
📒Encyclopedia Of Imaginary And Mythical Places ✍ Theresa Bane
✏Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places Book Summary : 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.
✏The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales 3 Volumes Book Summary : Provides entries on themes and motifs, individuals, characters and character types, national traditions, and genres of folk and fairy tales from around the world.
📒The Encyclopedia Of Celtic Mythology And Folklore ✍ Patricia Monaghan
✏The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore Book Summary : 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.
✏THE ELEMENT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FAIRIES An A Z of Fairies Pixies and other Fantastical Creatures Book Summary : The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies explores the history, legends, and mythology of these little peoples.
✏American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes Book Summary : A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research
📒The Element Encyclopedia Of Fairies ✍ Lucy Cooper
✏The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies Book Summary : The latest title in the much-loved Element Encyclopedia series, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies explores the history, legends, and mythology of these little peoples.In the latest instalment of the best-selling Element Encyclopedia series, fairy expert Lucy Cooper examines the long history of fairies in our world, both ancient and modern. From the Fates of ancient Greece and the Sidhe of the Celts to the Cottingley Fairies of Yorkshire and the Djinn of Arabia. Loaded with hundreds upon hundreds of fascinating entries, this is the most comprehensive and definitive book on fairies available today.In addition to the essential A to Z reference guide, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies also features a series of essays which will illuminate for readers. Whether you're a seasoned fairy spotter or a new visitor to Fairyland, The Element Encyclopedia of Fairies is an essential addition to your fantastical bookshelf.