Synopses & Reviews
Bane presents readers with a comprehensive encyclopedia of theworld’s ghosts, spirits, and other ethereal entities as compiled from mythology and folklore. The author has organized the main bodyof her text encyclopedically, with each entry including the entity’s name, pronunciation, and plurals; variations on the name; adescription, and source information. The text includes entries on demonic spirits, poltergeists, ancestral spirits, numens, and otherfolkloric or mythological beings. Theresa Bane is an author based in Virginia.Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens or poltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.