The Mythical Creatures Bible provides a complete guide to mythical beasts and beings from a variety of cultures around the world, including Mesopotamian, ancient Greek, ancient Egyptian and Chinese, Japanese, Nordic, Celtic and Native American. From frightening vampires to the fantastic phoenix, you will be captivated by the history, folklore and myth surrounding over 250 extraordinary creatures. Including dragons, giants, zombies, house spirits, shape-shifters and gods that take on animal forms, this is an indispensable reference that is guaranteed to stir your imagination.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General introduction Part 2: Fabulous Animals: Unicorn, dragon, griffin, garuda, phoenix, sphinx, centaur, mermaids, chimera Part 3: Creatures from the Shadow World: Werewolf, vampire, banshees, ogres, trolls, basilisk, goblins, gremlins Part 4: Nature Spirits: Fairies, dryads, devas Part 5: Sacred and magical creatures: Ancient Near East Egyptian Greek and Roman Hindu Chinese Mayan Inca Aztec
A full-time author and editor, Brenda Rosen is a student of mythic traditions and ancient cultures. She is the author of a number of titles on mythological and spiritual themes, including Mermaid Wisdom and The Atlas of Lost Cities for Godsfield Press and Crystal Basics for Hamlyn.