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Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth

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We have always conjured up creatures never seen in nature, from flying horses and two-headed birds to fire-breathing dragons and enormous killer skunks, as well as fantastic distortions of our own image, from giants to nubile maidens. In these pages you will meet extraordinary beings from Hindu and Navajo religions, Scandinavian tales, Russian folklore, Lithuanian stories, Irish oral history, American tall tales, and Aztec myth. Just some of the monstrous entourage: • Baku, a benevolent Japanese monster with the body of a horse, the head of a lion, and the legs of a tiger, who helps people by devouring their nightmares. • Kurma, the giant tortoise of Hindu myth, whose upper shell forms the heavens and lower part the earth. • Missipissy, the feared fish serpent of North America's Great Lakes region. This illustrated encyclopedia not only identifies and describes individual beasts in their cultural context but also groups them together across cultures and discusses common mythological strands and conceits.

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Features:

-- Fully illustrated

-- Extensive bibliography

-- Useful appendixes assist further learning for students at all levels

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"Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! have nothing on Rose, at home in a thicket of menacing creatures."--Choice

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Features: <BR>-- Fully illustrated<BR>-- Extensive bibliography<BR>-- Useful appendixes assist further learning for students at all levels

Synopsis:

A richly illustrated encyclopedia that describes individual beings in their cultural context, grouping them across cultures and explaining common mythological themes.

We have always conjured up beings that are not in our image — from flying horses to fire-breathing dragons — as well as ones that are, from giants to mermaids. In these pages you will meet fantastic beings from Hindu and Navajo religions, Scandinavian tales, Russian folklore, American tall tales, Aztec myth, and more.
-- Fully illustrated
-- Extensive bibliography
-- Useful appendixes assist further learning for students at all levels

About the Author

Carol Rose is a research member at the University of Kent and a senior lecturer at Canterbury College, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393322118
Author:
Rose, Carol
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Giants
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 b/w illustrations.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
10 x 7.8 x 1 in 1.93 lb

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Reference and Methodology
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Product details 416 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393322118 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Features:

-- Fully illustrated

-- Extensive bibliography

-- Useful appendixes assist further learning for students at all levels

"Synopsis" by , "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! have nothing on Rose, at home in a thicket of menacing creatures."--Choice
"Synopsis" by , Features: <BR>-- Fully illustrated<BR>-- Extensive bibliography<BR>-- Useful appendixes assist further learning for students at all levels
"Synopsis" by , A richly illustrated encyclopedia that describes individual beings in their cultural context, grouping them across cultures and explaining common mythological themes.

We have always conjured up beings that are not in our image — from flying horses to fire-breathing dragons — as well as ones that are, from giants to mermaids. In these pages you will meet fantastic beings from Hindu and Navajo religions, Scandinavian tales, Russian folklore, American tall tales, Aztec myth, and more.
-- Fully illustrated
-- Extensive bibliography
-- Useful appendixes assist further learning for students at all levels

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