By Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Ash Dekirk
Unusual beasts of every kind have crawled, run, swam, and flown via humanitys mind's eye and tourists stories because the sunrise of time. From Gryphons and Unicorns, to Dragons, Mermaids, or even weirder and fantastical animals, A Wizards Bestiary takes you on a paranormal trip during the a while and worldwide, to find elusive creatures of fable and legend. pay attention - the following be Monsters!
The first part lists over 1,000 amazing creatures from each land in an encyclopedic, alphabetical thesaurus structure, from Aatxe to Zyphoeus. each one access features a small representation, in addition to cross-references to different comparable beasts.
Next, the authors current extra in-depth good points on a few of extra fascinating of those mythical beasts, similar to the ocean Serpent and the Man-Eating Tree of Madagascar. heritage, myths, and legends of every creature are awarded, with specific emphasis on picking real-life origins of legendary creatures in real residing animals, akin to the hyperlink among the Kraken and the large squid. This part is split into those categories:
* Animate Plants
Expanded cryptozoological entries comprise the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Mokele-Mbembe, El Chupacabra, Mothman, and different secret monsters mentioned by way of eyewitnesses yet now not but proven through science.
They are grouped into the subsequent categories:
* Primates and Hominids
* Bipedal Monsters
* Carnivorous Mammals
* Herbivorous Mammals
* Sea Serpents and Lake Monsters
* residing Dinosaurs
* secret Monsters
A Wizards Bestiary is profusely illustrated with outdated woodcuts, engravings, and different photos from old resources, in addition to interpretations via glossy artists, together with the authors. No different bestiary has been so well-illustrated! Hand-drawn medieval-style maps by means of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart exhibit purported locales of alternative beasts on all continents and seas.
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Additional resources for A Wizard's Bestiary: A Menagerie of Myth, Magic, and Mystery
The Brollachan is a shapeless entity said to be responsible for many weird or inexplicable occurrences. The Fachen (or Fachan, Fachin) is a horrible, birdlike monster with a single eye in the middle of its forehead, a mangled arm jutting out from its chest, and a single leg growing at an awkward angle. It is covered in feathers, with a tuft of them like a cock’s comb on its head. Roaming desolate back roads in search of human prey, whom it mutilates before killing, it ruffles up its feathers like a turkey before leaping upon its victim.
Oddly, it is often shown with multiple heads, which is quite different from the way it is described. The offspring of Echidna and Typhon, it terrorizes the country of Lycia, in Asia Minor. It is slain by the Corinthian hero Bellerophon from the back of Pegasus, the flying horse. The myth likely originated from an eponymous mountain in that country, where ignited emissions of natural gas were seen. According to Servius (4th century CE), “Flames issue from the summit of Mount Chimaera. There are lions in the region under the peak.
H. White suggests that this may be the Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus) of India (shown). See Seps, Syren. Diwe—Huge, horned monsters of Iranian folklore that hunt and devour lone travelers. Djieien—A giant, six-foot-tall spider in Seneca Indian folklore of the northeastern United States. Its invincibility came from the fact that it hid its heart beneath the floor of its lair. But the hero Otheigwenhda, missing the monster with a thrust of a sharp stick, inadvertently stabbed the ground and pierced the hidden heart, thus killing Djieien immediately.