Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth Legend and Folklore

This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth  Legend and Folklore

Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, y��kai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth Legend and Folklore

These newer generation of CYCLOPES were GIANT nomadic barbarians who raised goats. Source: Daly, Greek and Roman Mythology, A to Z, ; Homer, Eight Books of Homer's Odyssey, – ; Roman, Encyclopedia of Greek and ...

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth  Legend and Folklore

Every culture has in its folklore and mythology beings of immense size and strength, as well as other preternatural humanoids great or small who walk among us, serving the divine or fulfilling their own agendas. This book catalogs the lore and legends of more than 1,000 different humanoid species and individual beings, including the Titans, Valkyries, Jotnar, yōkai, biblical giants, elves, ogres, trolls and many more.

Giants Monsters and Dragons

Presents short entries on creatures and legends from European, Celtic, and Norse mythology, as well as from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Australian traditions.

Giants  Monsters  and Dragons

Presents short entries on creatures and legends from European, Celtic, and Norse mythology, as well as from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Australian traditions.

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

... divided into three books, one of which you now hold in your hands, the other two being the Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore and the Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore.

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

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 oråÊpoltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

"Here there be dragons"--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth  Legend and Folklore

“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Goliath as Gentle Giant

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Of Giants: Sex, Monsters, and the Middle Ages (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), ... These examples are taken from Theresa Bane, Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore ...

Goliath as Gentle Giant

Goliath as Gentle Giant cuts through biblical biases and post-biblical images and considers sensitive and more nuanced portrayals of the giant in popular media, offering revisionist retellings of Goliath that challenge readers to humanize the "other."

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Variations: Gnan, Gyan, Gyan-ben-Gian, Jnana In ancient Persian mythology, Gian Ben Gian (“occult wisdom” or “true ... folklore is a giant who is helpful to humans, assisting in taming the west and bringing civilization to mankind.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth  Legend and Folklore

Here there be dragons--this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature

Humans have invented mythological and monstrous creatures to fulfill particular needs. ... Carol Rose, Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth (New York: Norton, 2001), 145–146. 4 In Irish folklore ...

The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature

In The Giant Hero in Medieval Literature, Tina Boyer offers an analysis of giants as antagonists and heroes in medieval European epics and romances.

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

An Encyclopedia of American Folklore (3 Volumes) Christopher R. Fee, Jeffrey B. Webb ... Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture. ... Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth.

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures The Ultimate A Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic

From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this comprehensive guide is the key to discovering every magical creature from myth, folklore and legend around the world.

The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures  The Ultimate A   Z of Fantastic Beings from Myth and Magic

From unicorns and trolls to werewolves and griffins, this comprehensive guide is the key to discovering every magical creature from myth, folklore and legend around the world.

The Ancient Magus Bride Supplement II

Shinwa to Eiyuu Densetsu, Edited by: Taryo Oobayashi, Seiji Itoh, Atsuhiko Yoshida and Kazuo Matsumura, Publisher: KADOKAWA/Kadokawa Shoten, Giants, Monsters and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth, by Carol Rose, ...

The Ancient Magus  Bride Supplement II

Building on the wealth of information contained in the first supplement, the in-depth guide to the series continues in this new installment. Chapter-by-chapter notes reveal a treasure trove about volumes 4-6 of The Ancient Magus' Bride. This handbook offers new insight into the story, the author's intent, and the real-world mythology that inspired the series--all from a uniquely Japanese perspective. If you're hoping for a deeper examination of the story of Elias and Chise, look no further!

A Treasury of Irish Myth Legend and Folklore

Introduce yourself to the noble heroes and magical creatures of Irish mythology. Includes the two definitive works on the subject by the giants of the Irish Renaissance.

A Treasury of Irish Myth  Legend  and Folklore

Introduce yourself to the noble heroes and magical creatures of Irish mythology. Includes the two definitive works on the subject by the giants of the Irish Renaissance. W.B. Yeates' Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry and Lady Gregory's Cuchulain of Muirthemne.

Academic American Encyclopedia

Giambologna : see BOLOGNA , GIOVANNI DA . giants In folklore and mythology , giants are primeval creatures of immense size , usually humanlike but evil and cruel . In Greek mythology , the Gigantes were a race born from the blood of ...

Academic American Encyclopedia


Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

Living in the underworld, they come to Earth and seek out unpunished criminals. Sources: Gettings, Dictionary of Demons, 28; Parker, Outlines ofGeneral History, 348; Peterson, Mythology in OurMidst, 55; Rose, Giants, Monsters andDragons ...

Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions of each demon’s origins, appearance and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind. Very thoroughly indexed.

Greek Mythology

An Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend Richard Stoneman. 56 Cyclopes – Cyrene Cyclopes One - eyed giants who in Hesiod are the iron - workers of the gods . They were imprisoned in Tartarus by Uranus and Cronus , but released by Zeus ...

Greek Mythology


Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend

Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information.

Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend

Covers the myths and legends of the Russian Empire at its greatest extent as well as other Slavic people and countries. Includes historical, geographical, and biographical background information.

Man Myth Magic

GIANTS or In general the giants of the past had a bad asserting himself on this planet , or they known to common folklore . ... They feature in the traditions preserved in mythology and folk- or ' ghost ' and thus fits the mythological ...

Man  Myth   Magic


American Reference Books Annual

The Encyclopedia of Taboos examines the use of taboos in human culture from ancient times to the present . Holden , a post - doctoral fellow at ... Medieval Folklore : An Encyclopedia of Myths , Legends , Tales , Beliefs , and Customs .

American Reference Books Annual

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.