Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild Men and Spirit Beings Around the World : a Study in Comparative Mythology

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Algora Publishing, 2007 - 210 pàgines
Varner brings together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore, sharing a fascination and respect for humankind''s early and contemporary cultures and wondering at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on Little People and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions including dogs and cats, bats and spiders, and the stories people have told each other about them since time immemorial.
 

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Continguts

introduCtion
1
MerMaids Water beinGs
13
the forest folk
31
Giants
37
CoMParative fairy MytholoGy and folklore
43
a World of reality or World of Myth?
59
Wild Men
71
horned beinGs
83
the oWl
145
the doG
149
Dog Symbolism
151
Black Dogs
153
Ghost Dogs
156
DogMen
157
the Cat
161
the bear
167

sPirits of the otherWorld Ghosts and vaMPires
87
The Vampire in Legend and Lore
93
WereWolves not Just in transylvania
97
harPies and other Creatures of storMs and Wind
105
sPirit beinGs of the aniMal inseCt kind
109
introduCtion
111
the snake
113
The Horned Snake
116
the turtle and the tortoise
131
the toad and the froG
135
the eaGle and the raven
141
the hare and the rabbit
173
the bat
177
the sPider
181
the bee
185
afterWord
189
the fairy
191
the Wild Men
193
biblioGraPhy
195
index 213
207
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