The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia

Author: Richard Freeman
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ISBN: 9781905723546
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Everyone has heard of vampires and werewolves, but how many have heard of the rokuro-kubi, the tsuchinoki or the sagari? Japan has a wealth of ghosts and monsters, collectively called yokai, which are totally unknown in the West. The bizarre and wonderful folklore of Japan includes giant corpse-eating rabbits, flaming pigs that steal human genitals, perverse water goblins, blood sucking trees, a dragon that impregnates women, cats who animate dead bodies, a zombie whale and a huge flesh eating sea cucumber that grows from a pair of discarded knickers!

Adventures In Cryptozoology

Author: Richard Freeman
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
ISBN: 164250016X
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Discover the science of (not so) imaginary creatures Adventures in Cryptozoology is the perfect resource for the explorer who loves Josh Gates’s Expedition Unknown and Cryptozoology A to Z. Explore the world through its most unlikely creatures: Cryptozoology, the study of hidden, monstrous, and legendary animals, is truly the art of discovering the unknown. Richard Freeman, Zoological Director of Centre for Fortean Zoology, has explored the corners of the five continents on the search for creatures that many people believe are non-existent. In this book, he shares the exciting stories of his investigations of the Yeti, Mongolian Deathworm, Loch Ness Monster, Orang-Pendak, Ninki-Naka, and more. The line between myth and reality may be more narrow than you think: Cryptozoologists throughout the years have studied unknown species of reptiles, lake and sea creatures, apes, and hominins. The science and history of this field of study includes examples of creatures that were once thought to be mythological, but that have since been proven to exist. Our monsters, ourselves: The history of fabulous beasts and our searches for them is a history of the cultures of the world and the secrets we keep. If you’re ready to begin your search for Sasquatch and learn to hunt monsters, Adventures in Cryptozoology is your guide. In these pages you’ll find: • Tales of mythical, extinct, and out-of-place creatures • Hints about Bigfoot and other ape-men • And tips for equipping your own cryptozoology adventure, including all the gear, field craft, and resources you’ll need to record your findings

Encyclopedia Of Giants And Humanoids In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623384
Size: 10,33 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, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495057
Size: 14,10 MB
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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.

The Encyclop Dia Britannica

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: Thomas Spencer Baynes
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Size: 19,11 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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