The Book of Dragons and Other Mythical Beasts

The Book of Dragons and Other Mythical Beasts

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by Joseph Nigg, Joe Nigg
     
 

Dragons, unicorns, griffins, and sea monsters are only some of the many fantastic animals that continue to enthrall people, even though such creatures exist only in our imaginations. As such, they have animated human folklore for thousands of years, serving as metaphors for our fears, hopes, dreams, and struggles. Here is a modern collection of lore that reflects

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Dragons, unicorns, griffins, and sea monsters are only some of the many fantastic animals that continue to enthrall people, even though such creatures exist only in our imaginations. As such, they have animated human folklore for thousands of years, serving as metaphors for our fears, hopes, dreams, and struggles. Here is a modern collection of lore that reflects many different cultures as it focuses on a panoply of fantastic animals. From ancient Greece came the griffin, a combination eagle and lion who guarded a treasure of gold, and whose feathers gave sight to the blind. From Egypt came the mysterious Sphinx, half human and half lion, and from Persia came Karkadan, a large, ferocious, one-horned monster who could be captured and subdued only by a young maiden. Not all mythical beasts are fierce. Lung and other Chinese dragons are cheerful and benevolent, and Drakon was reputed to be a loyal guard of the Greeks' sacred springs and treasures. This profusely illustrated book tells stories of winged birds, scaled serpents, and legendary sea creatures. It also features a unique family tree of legendary bestial correspondences that traces dragon relationships from one culture's folklore to another. The more than 130 fantastic and vivid illustrations are all in color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764155109
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
1ST US
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author


Joe Nigg is author of several books on the subject of animal mythology, and has extensive teaching experience at all levels, from preschoolers to college students. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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The Book of Dragons and Other Mythical Beasts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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What can I say? This book rocks out loud. It lists, discribes, and includeds a picture of many Mythical Creatures. A must read for eveybody