Synopses & Reviews
Did you know the Mbulu of South Africa has a razor sharp tail with a mind of its own? Or that the Kuru-Pira of Brazil has eyes that glow like embers, and fangs ripping from its mouth? In this updated edition of A Field Guide to Demons, Carol and Dinah Mack bring to life some of the most horrific and fascinating creatures ever described in mythology and legend. With a deft pen and global perspective, the Macks profile over ninety bogies including: mermaids, ghouls, vampires, kelpies, werewolves, and more.
Readers will delight in exploring the origin, characteristics, and cultural significance of each creature. Organized by habitat,” this book will entertain readers of all ages, while shedding light on religious and cultural ideals from around the world. With vivid details and highly researched entries, A Field Guide to Demons is a must have for academics, writers, students, and anyone interested in mythology or the occult.
The field guide to some of the most horrific and fascinating creatures found in mythology and legend.
About the Author
Carol K. Mack is a teacher, writer, and mother. She has won numerous awards for playwriting and received her masters degree in religious studies. She currently lives in New York City.Dinah Mack received her master's degree in cultural anthropology before collaborating with her mother on A Field Guide to Demons. She currently lives and works in Weston, Massachusetts.