Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of

Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth ➳ [Reading] ➶ Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth By Carol Rose ➩ – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 ima We have always and Dragons: Kindle Ï 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 Giants, Monsters, eBook ✓ 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 regionThis 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.


10 thoughts on “Giants, Monsters, and Dragons: An Encyclopedia of Folklore, Legend, and Myth

  1. M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews says:

    Together with Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins An Encyclopedia the reader will have a pretty nifty collection encyclopedia of the various magical creatures and beings that have graced the mythology and folklore of people across the world Highly recommended as a fun and trivia filled read Together with Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins An Encyclopedia the reader will have a pretty nifty collection encyclopedia of the various magical creatures and beings that have graced the mythology and folklore of people across the world Highly recommended as a fun and trivia filled read


  2. Cathy Douglas Cathy Douglas says:

    A handy reference book The writing is dry,encyclopedic than mythic, but the information is useful As a reference it works well and is easy to use it s alphabetized, cross referenced and indexed But no matter how irresistible an entry like Ichthyocentaur or Druggen Hill Boggle may seem, they re not the liveliest reading material Also, as a reference it isn t complete without the companion volume, Rose s Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins Anyone in a position to need such a A handy reference book The writing is dry,encyclopedic than mythic, but the information is useful As a reference it works well and is easy to use it s alphabetized, cross referenced and indexed But no matter how irresistible an entry like Ichthyocentaur or Druggen Hill Boggle may seem, they re not the liveliest reading material Also, as a reference it isn t complete without the companion volume, Rose s Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins Anyone in a position to need such a field guide will find both volumes useful, but only as a place to begin serious research


  3. R.A. Danger R.A. Danger says:

    2001 For being the first encyclopedia of creatures and beings that I had look at back in the 90 s It still good enough even now Even though with crypto animals then as now I prefer to look at accounts or the other books on my list for better and update description.As part of it s title there is a lot of giants and dragons in here but others like sea and lake monsters, rainbow serpents, merfolk, fearsome critters, some were creatures and vampires Then one can always finds something not in oth 2001 For being the first encyclopedia of creatures and beings that I had look at back in the 90 s It still good enough even now Even though with crypto animals then as now I prefer to look at accounts or the other books on my list for better and update description.As part of it s title there is a lot of giants and dragons in here but others like sea and lake monsters, rainbow serpents, merfolk, fearsome critters, some were creatures and vampires Then one can always finds something not in other books like the one called Was who protects shamans.The book can still use an index, if you had forgot the name you couldn t just look up shark for you wouldn t find it Instead to find Yagim Iak Im you would have to find it in the section called 27 sea monsters and sea serpents why not in the fish section or in the country section Canada Of course if you remember the name the front does have a list of the names.It s still a good encyclopedia to have on one shelf


  4. Deboshree Chatterjee Deboshree Chatterjee says:

    wellfirst of all, it s always nice to have exhaustive lists of beasts and supernatural entities from various folklores and myths under a single bind. It s a wonderful book for those, who loves to research on this subjects and also for people like me who simply love to know about different folkloric creatures and beings.It has not much pictures though. you have to help yourself on shape sizes and physical appearances of creatures In few cases it does give some misinterpretations on creatures. wellfirst of all, it s always nice to have exhaustive lists of beasts and supernatural entities from various folklores and myths under a single bind. It s a wonderful book for those, who loves to research on this subjects and also for people like me who simply love to know about different folkloric creatures and beings.It has not much pictures though. you have to help yourself on shape sizes and physical appearances of creatures In few cases it does give some misinterpretations on creatures. but those are negligible. I would recommend buyers or readers to go for both the books written by Carol Rose for a complete read


  5. Rainboe Sims-Jones Rainboe Sims-Jones says:

    This book investigates thousands of monsters from every corner of the world Each monster entry is supplemented with background myth or lore, continent, country or culture of origin Short briefs of over two thousand monsters are included and seldom drawings as well Appendixes are arranged by types of monsters, their associations, and the bibliography contains nearly two hundred entries Undoubtedly this is a well researched encyclopedia and a necessary resource for any studies of mythical mon This book investigates thousands of monsters from every corner of the world Each monster entry is supplemented with background myth or lore, continent, country or culture of origin Short briefs of over two thousand monsters are included and seldom drawings as well Appendixes are arranged by types of monsters, their associations, and the bibliography contains nearly two hundred entries Undoubtedly this is a well researched encyclopedia and a necessary resource for any studies of mythical monsters


  6. Alyson Alyson says:

    This book had lots of creatures that I hadn t read or heard of before, and interesting mythological read It also has some creatures from just fantasy books which was also nice as a look at different types of things that have been in books and myths the world over It didn t have much detail for some entries but others were very detailed Overall, I really like this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes mythology or fantastical creatures.


  7. Redsteve Redsteve says:

    This is a seriously complete book on monsters, semi humans and supernatural beasties Although the individual entries are short, this reference book covers it all mythological and folkloric creatures from every culture you ve heard of and many you haven t It s also got heraldric beasts, creatures from literature, nursery boggies, biblical monsters, and even modern creations like the Great Galactic Ghoul.


  8. Jessica Jessica says:

    While Giants, Monsters and Dragons isn t a book of fairy tales or stories, it s a wonderful reference book to the many legendary beasties of the world Carol Rose has gathered descriptions and information of hundreds of mythical creatures from various cultures and assembled them into an encyclopedia style volume Dry writing for sure, but wonderfully interesting nonetheless


  9. Jacqueline Ogburn Jacqueline Ogburn says:

    This is one of my favorite reference books mythical creatures from all traditions, with a lovely index.


  10. Megan Megan says:

    When I think of an encyclopedia, I expect the entries to be 3 paragraphs with a picture wherever possible In this book, the vast majority of entries were closer to 3 sentences plus references A typical page contained 7 8 entries and no picture There were only 5 pictures in the first 20 pages.While this could still be a good reference to use as a reminder of creatures you re already familiar with, I found it provided insufficient context to decide whether to investigate each creature in depth When I think of an encyclopedia, I expect the entries to be 3 paragraphs with a picture wherever possible In this book, the vast majority of entries were closer to 3 sentences plus references A typical page contained 7 8 entries and no picture There were only 5 pictures in the first 20 pages.While this could still be a good reference to use as a reminder of creatures you re already familiar with, I found it provided insufficient context to decide whether to investigate each creature in depth


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