The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings

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Fabulous animals, specters from the shadow world, nature spirits, and sacred beings: these are the monstrous, marvelous, and mythic creatures that have come down to us in folklore and legend. Some probably have their origins in reality; others spring completely from the imagination—and they are all here, in this stunningly illustrated bible. It’s rich in history and images, and international in scope, covering dragons and serpents; weird insects like the Aztec Itzpapalotl; zombies, golems, and banshees; the ...

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Fabulous animals, specters from the shadow world, nature spirits, and sacred beings: these are the monstrous, marvelous, and mythic creatures that have come down to us in folklore and legend. Some probably have their origins in reality; others spring completely from the imagination—and they are all here, in this stunningly illustrated bible. It’s rich in history and images, and international in scope, covering dragons and serpents; weird insects like the Aztec Itzpapalotl; zombies, golems, and banshees; the watery Undine; the Monkey King, Sun Wukong; and much, much more. A fascinating and informative work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402765360
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 130,630
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Everything I was looking for

    It had everything I could think of to want to look up right there inside its pages. It was insightful and gave plenty of detail. The art and pictures were especially wonderful in what each creature looks like. I highly recommend this for anyone who wants information on any mythical creature, all in one book.

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