Fabulous animals, specters from the shadow world, nature spirits, and sacred beings: these are the monstrous, marvelous, and mythic creatures that have come down to us in folklore and legend. Some probably have their origins in reality; others spring completely from the imagination--and they are all here, in this stunningly illustrated bible. It's rich in history and images, and international in scope, covering dragons and serpents; weird insects like the Aztec Itzpapalotl; zombies, golems, and banshees; the watery Undine; the Monkey King, Sun Wukong; and much, much more. A fascinating and informative work.
- ISBN-13: 9781402765360
- ISBN-10: 1402765363
- Publisher: Union Square & Co.
- Publish Date: February 2009
- Dimensions: 6.68 x 6.18 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.38 pounds
- Page Count: 400