Download PDF by Jack Goldstein: 101 Amazing Mythical Beasts and Legendary Creatures

Download PDF by Jack Goldstein: 101 Amazing Mythical Beasts and Legendary Creatures

By Jack Goldstein

Do you know Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or Greek Sphinx in most cases has a male face, while an Egyptian one has a feminine visage? the place does the Skunk Ape roam, and the way are you able to spot a Kitsune in human shape? Is Slenderman the main scary legendary creature, or is that honour bestowed at the fearsome Gashadokuro? This brilliant publication comprises information of over 100 legendary beasts and mythical creatures, organised into different types for simple reference. even if you have an interest within the beasts of wherever from historic Greece to modern day Africa, this can be the ebook for you!

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70. Snallygaster: in the hills around Washington lives the Snallygaster, a Dragon-like beast first spotted by German settlers in the early 18th century. Half lizard, half bird, with a metallic beak full of razor-sharp teeth, this fearsome beast sucked the blood from its victims, and could only be kept at bay by seven pointed stars - which you can still see painted on dwellings in the area today. The Chupacabra Classical - Part 2 71. Pegasus: this winged divine stallion was most often depicted as being pure white in colour; sired by Poseidon and foaled by Medusa, born alongside his brother Chrysaor when his pregnant mother was decapitated by Perseus.

84. Troll: In Scandinavian folklore, trolls are said to be ancient and strong but slow and dim-witted. They turn to stone in the sunlight and are dangerous should you come across one at night - trolls will kidnap (and most likely eat) you. In later folk tales it is said that the sound of church bells scares the trolls away from human communities, whereas in earlier legends lightning had the same effect. 85. Banshee: This messenger from the underworld takes the form of a fairy woman who wails at an impending death.

Likewise, the Banshee’s cry can be anything from a ‘low, pleasant singing’ to a ‘thin, screeching sound somewhere between the wail of a woman and the moan of an owl’. 86. Valkyrie: riding upon winged horses, Valkyries choose slain Norse warriors from the battlefield as their husbands, and bring them to Valhalla, the hall ruled over by the god Odin. There, the warriors are served mead and prepare for a huge future battle. 87. Leprechaun: around the height of a small child, with a red beard and clothed in a green suit (although in older days the suit was said to be red), a Leprechaun spends his days making shoes.

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