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Mythical Creatures (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena) - Linda S. Godfrey

Mythical Creatures (Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena) – Linda S. Godfrey

Legends and myths are full of impossible creatures and strange beasts, from the half-human, half-lion sphinx of ancient Egypt to fire-breathing dragons to mermaids in the oceans. This work describes many of the famous beasts of fable and legend and looks at their possible origins while recounting the tales that have kept them famous for millennia. Read Online : This content is shown only to authorized members. It is hidden from everyone else. Mythical Creatures ...
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Mythical Monsters, Cryptozoology: A Study on the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Other Species - Charles Gould

Mythical Monsters, Cryptozoology: A Study on the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Other Species – Charles Gould

"The core of the book is about dragons: Western, Chinese, and Japanese, although it also covers the Sea-serpent, the Unicorn, and the Chinese Phoenix. Gould hypothesized that the dragon was based on an unknown, very rare animal, a huge reptile with wings, which became extinct in historical times. He also concluded that persistent sea-serpent sightings were also due to an undiscovered surviving prehistoric marine animal. He drew on the then-emerging body of fossil evidence for ...
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Pandemonium and parade : Japanese monsters and the culture of Yōkai -  Foster, Michael Dylan

Pandemonium and parade : Japanese monsters and the culture of Yōkai – Foster, Michael Dylan

Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines, and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese cultural imagination and offering an abundance of valuable and, until now, understudied material. Michael Dylan Foster tracks yôkai over three centuries, from their appearance in seventeenth-century ...
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Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside – Brad Steiger

Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside – Brad Steiger

Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and first-person interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a longhaired woman flying over a suburban neighborhood only to find himself calling for backup when she attacked his patrol car to the motorist whose headlights ...
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Shapeshifters: Morphing Monsters & Changing Cryptids - Nick Redfern

Shapeshifters: Morphing Monsters & Changing Cryptids – Nick Redfern

Shapeshifters are real. You're about to meet them, in all their savage and sinister glory. While most people think of shapeshifters as little more than the werewolves and vampires of mythology and pop culture, the truth is much more fascinating. And dangerous. Shapeshifters are real, they come in all kinds and sizes, and they have existed for countless millennia. This thrilling guide invites you to meet each of them...if you dare. Shapeshifters presents a menagerie ...
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The “Supernatural” Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls – Alex Irvine

Twenty-three years ago, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. Following the tragedy, their father, John, set out to teach his boys everything about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. Fans of the blockbuster television phenomenon can rejoice! A one-of-a-kind compilation of all of Sam and Dean's demon-busting knowledge, The Supernatural Book ...
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