Monsters and Beasts

Monsters and Beasts
Author : Kale James
Publisher :
Total Pages : 108
Release : 2019-12-24
ISBN 10 : 1925968111
ISBN 13 : 9781925968118
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monsters and Beasts Book Description:

This title features hundreds of exquisitely crafted 17th and 18th-century etchings and engravings of monsters and beasts. This pictorial archive features serpents, animal mutations, sea monsters, dragons, griffins, chimeras, bizarre human mutations and abnormalities, extraordinary fanciful animals and much more.


Author : David D. Gilmore
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2012-05-26
ISBN 10 : 9780812203226
ISBN 13 : 0812203224
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monsters Book Description:

The human mind needs monsters. In every culture and in every epoch in human history, from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood, imaginary beings have haunted dreams and fantasies, provoking in young and old shivers of delight, thrills of terror, and endless fascination. All known folklores brim with visions of looming and ferocious monsters, often in the role as adversaries to great heroes. But while heroes have been closely studied by mythologists, monsters have been neglected, even though they are equally important as pan-human symbols and reveal similar insights into ways the mind works. In Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors, anthropologist David D. Gilmore explores what human traits monsters represent and why they are so ubiquitous in people's imaginations and share so many features across different cultures. Using colorful and absorbing evidence from virtually all times and places, Monsters is the first attempt by an anthropologist to delve into the mysterious, frightful abyss of mythical beasts and to interpret their role in the psyche and in society. After many hair-raising descriptions of monstrous beings in art, folktales, fantasy, literature, and community ritual, including such avatars as Dracula and Frankenstein, Hollywood ghouls, and extraterrestrials, Gilmore identifies many common denominators and proposes some novel interpretations. Monsters, according to Gilmore, are always enormous, man-eating, gratuitously violent, aggressive, sexually sadistic, and superhuman in power, combining our worst nightmares and our most urgent fantasies. We both abhor and worship our monsters: they are our gods as well as our demons. Gilmore argues that the immortal monster of the mind is a complex creation embodying virtually all of the inner conflicts that make us human. Far from being something alien, nonhuman, and outside us, our monsters are our deepest selves.

Monsters and Water Beasts

Monsters and Water Beasts
Author : Karen Miller
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company BYR Paperbacks
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2015-12-08
ISBN 10 : 9781250106476
ISBN 13 : 1250106478
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monsters and Water Beasts Book Description:

Mythical beasts or real creatures? You decide! Big Foot, Moth Man, the Sea Serpent of Gloucester. These are just a few of the mythical beasts uncovered in this intriguing collection of extraordinary creatures. Firsthand accounts and the opinions of scientists weave together a fascinating web of fact and legend. Whether you're a skeptic or a believer, you'll find much to ponder in the lore surrounding these monsters.

Real Monsters Gruesome Critters and Beasts from the Darkside

Real Monsters  Gruesome Critters  and Beasts from the Darkside
Author : Brad Steiger
Publisher :
Total Pages : 398
Release : 2010-09
ISBN 10 : 1578592208
ISBN 13 : 9781578592203
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Monsters Gruesome Critters and Beasts from the Darkside Book Description:

This collection of over 250 of the most bloodcurdling and bone-chillingly fascinating and true monster stories includes everything from encounters with bizarre freaks of nature to spine-tingling paranormal entities. Each outlandish tale within this book is taken from newspaper accounts and first-person interviews.

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth  Legend and Folklore
Author : Theresa Bane
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 428
Release : 2016-05-22
ISBN 10 : 9781476622682
ISBN 13 : 147662268X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth Legend and Folklore Book Description:

“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.


Author : RIEGER.
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1972
ISBN 10 : OCLC:966236309
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mythical Creatures Coloring Book

Mythical Creatures Coloring Book
Author : Karen Leonard
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2016-11-12
ISBN 10 : 1539556883
ISBN 13 : 9781539556886
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythical Creatures Coloring Book Book Description:

From the three-headed elephant Airavata to the Tibetan Yeti, this coloring book features 40 unique, detailed, full-page designs of mythical creatures and beasts from around the world. Accompanying each hand-drawn illustration is a short text with their stories. Color with this bestiary of a book to meditate, learn, and experience many cultures! This coloring book has been thoughtfully laid out with additional pages in between designs to allow markers and pens to be used without any bleed-through to the other illustrations. Featuring such amazing creatures as: Three-headed elephant Airavata Transformed spider Arachne One-hundred-eyed peacock Argus Panoptes Baby Basilisk Flower-faced owl Blodeuwedd Hungry Bunyip Soul stealing Cat Sith Poisonous Catoblepas Guardian lion Chinthe European Dragon Sleeping wolf Fenrir Green man Ghillie Dhu Gold-Digging Ant King of birds Griffin Dream thief Hakutaku Seahorse Hippocampus Many-headed serpent Hydra American Jackalope Japanese demon Kappa Giant sea Kraken Hybrid fairy Lauma Man-eating Manticore Parrot-headed Mboi Tu'i Beautifully barnacled Mermaid Nine Tailed Fox Infinite snake-like Ouroboros Flying horse Pegasus Fiery Phoenix Butterfly-winged Psychai Arthurian Questing Beast Feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl Musical goat-legged Satyr Riddling Sphinx Mighty Thunderbird Underwater Panther Peaceful Unicorn Dancing light Will-o-the-Wisp World Turtle Sun dwelling crow Yatagarasu Tibetan Yeti

Beasts and Monsters

Beasts and Monsters
Author : Anthony Horowitz
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages :
Release : 2010-05-07
ISBN 10 : 9780330525510
ISBN 13 : 0330525514
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beasts and Monsters Book Description:

A collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Beasts and Monsters by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz tells the thrilling tales of some of the most terrifying beasts from the world of legend. Part of the Legends series of six books, Beasts and Monsters features the stories of fearless heroes and monstrous beasts, including Saint George and the Dragon and Perseus and the gruesome snake-headed gorgon Medusa. Featuring black and white illustrations, the Legends series by Anthony Horowitz, the author of the phenomenally successful Alex Rider series, brings classic stories to life with thrilling imagination.

Monsters of the G vaudan

Monsters of the G  vaudan
Author : Jay M. Smith
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Total Pages : 378
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9780674047167
ISBN 13 : 0674047168
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monsters of the G vaudan Book Description:

In a brilliant, original rendition, Monsters of the Gévaudan revisits a spellbinding French tale that has captivated imaginations for over two hundred years, and offers the definitive explanation of the strange events that underlie this timeless story. In 1764 a peasant girl was killed and partially eaten while tending a flock of sheep. Eventually, over a hundred victims fell prey to a mysterious creature, or creatures, whose cunning and deadly efficiency terrorized the region and mesmerized Europe. The fearsome aggressor quickly took on mythic status, and the beast of the Gévaudan passed into French folklore. What species was this killer, why did it decapitate so many of its victims, and why did it prefer the flesh of women and children? Why did contemporaries assume that the beast was anything but a wolf, or a pack of wolves, as authorities eventually claimed, and why is the tale so often ignored in histories of the ancien régime? Smith finds the answer to these last two questions in an accident of timing. The beast was bound to be perceived as strange and anomalous because its ravages coincided with the emergence of modernity itself. Expertly situated within the social, intellectual, cultural, and political currents of French life in the 1760s, Monsters of the Gévaudan will engage a wide range of readers with both its recasting of the beast narrative and its compelling insights into the allure of the monstrous in historical memory.

Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters

Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters
Author : Inc. (COR) Dorling Kindersley
Publisher : DK Children
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2018-06-12
ISBN 10 : 1465474625
ISBN 13 : 9781465474629
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mythical Beasts and Magical Monsters Book Description:

"An captivating introduction to global myths, legends, and folklore, from Greek heroes and Norse gods, to dragons, giants, and more"--Back cover.