Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbols: A Handbook

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Social Science - 181 pages

Eason provides an extensive overview of the mythology, legends, and folklore surrounding fabulous and strange fantasy creatures from diffferent lands and ages, from Chinese dragons and the Native North American thunderbird to the demon hounds of Celtic and Norse legend. She describes how in various ages and cultures people have identified with the idealized qualities of wise creatures as a source of power and better understanding of their own personalities and used the behavior of birds and other sacred creatures to gain oracular information in Ancient Egypt and the Classical and Celtic worlds.

This book offers both traditional and little known folklore and legend about familiar real life creatures such as the horse, the cat, and the raven and delves into the weird and wonderful world of saints who claimed to change into deer and modern cryptozoological monsters such as Bigfoot, Mothman, and lake and sea monsters, as well as the rationale behind animal or headed deities of the Aztecs, Egyptians, and Celts in whose name people went to war.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Animal Worship
1
Chapter 2 Serpents in Myth
19
Chapter 3 Dragon Power
35
Chapter 4 Fabulous Birds and Other Winged Creatures
51
Chapter 5 Unicorns Lost Animals of Legends and the Magic of Animals
81
Chapter 6 Monsters and Weird Creatures
103
Chapter 7 Clan Animals
121
Chapter 8 Creatures of the Waters
135
Chapter 9 Animals and Prophecy
153
Bibliography
167
Index
175
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About the author (2008)

Cassandra Eason is the author of more than 75 books on all aspects of mythology, magic, the paranormal, maternal intuition, and childhood spirituality. She is a former Honorary Research Fellow at the Alister Hardy Research Center for Religious and Spiritual Experience in Oxford, England, specializing in children's spiritual and religious experiences.

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