9780757000096

Evil in Our Midst

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    9780757000096

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    0757000096

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Square One Pub
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Summary

They reside in the darkest of places. They come in any number of horrifying shapes and sizes. They are spoken of only in whispers. They are the demons that terrorize our species--images of ultimate evil that exist in every society. Evil in Our Midst provides a chilling glimpse of fifty dark angels, each of which represents a culture's greatest fears. Every chapter opens with a story that shares the legend of a demon, and then provides fascinating information on the culture that, in many cases, perpetuates this belief. You'll learn about the Ligahoo, a Caribbean werewolf who lives off the blood of its prey; the Windigo, who wanders the frigid woods of North America, paralyzing victims with its death-haunted screams; and Mexico's La Llorona, the Weeping Woman who causes madness and death. Evil in Our Midst presents neither ancient mythology nor mere folklore. Rather, it is a portal into the reality of living in a world of demons. For those who believe in these creatures, it gives reason to fear the unknown in a world where brutal death may be waiting around the n

Author Biography

David E. Jones received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, and his master's and doctorate in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. As a field anthropologist, Dr. Jones has spent decades studying the folklore and ways of native people throughout the world. Currently, he is a full professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida. In addition, he is the author of seven books, including Women Warriors, An Instinct for Dragons, and Visions of Time. Dr. Jones and his family reside in the Orlando, Florida area

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Pronunciation of Demon Names xiii
Introduction 1(4)
1. Demons of North America
Kalona
5(5)
Cherokee of North Caroloina, Tennessee, and Oklahoma
Tsi Sgili
10(5)
Cherokee of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Oklahoma
Budu
15(4)
Comanche of Oklahoma
Ga-git
19(4)
Haida of the Queen Charlotte Islands
La Malogra
23(3)
Hispanic New Mexico
Kikituk
26(6)
Inuit of Alaska
Wi-lu-gho-yuk
32(3)
Inuit of Alaska
La Llorona
35(4)
Mexico
Mai Tso
39(4)
Navaho of New Mexico and Arizona
Windigo
43(4)
Ojibwa of Canada
Unkcegila
47(4)
Oglala of South Dakota
Win
51(4)
Quiche of Mexico
Nia'gwai'he'gowa
55(5)
Seneca of New York
Water Babies
60(7)
Washo of Lake Tahoe
2. Demons of South America
Kharisiri
67(4)
Andean Highlands
Kupe-dyeb
71(5)
Apinaye of Brazil
Wamu
76(4)
Baniwa of Brazil
Maereboe
80(5)
Bororo of Brazil
Yacuruna
85(3)
Iquitos of the Peruvian Amazon
Kwifi Oto
88(4)
Kalapalo of Central Brazil
Winti
92(5)
Suriname
Kenaimas
97(4)
Macusi of British Guiana
Karaisaba
101(3)
Warao of Venezuela and British Guiana
Hekura
104(3)
Yanomamo of Venezuela and Brazil
Chochoi
107(6)
Yuqui of Central Bolivia
3. Demons of the West Indies
Ghede
113(4)
Haiti
Ligahoo
117(6)
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
La Diablesse
123(3)
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Mama Dlo
126(4)
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Soucouyant
130(7)
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
4. Demons of Africa
Kalengu
137(4)
Kapsiki of Northern Cameroon
Yamo
141(3)
Lango of Uganda
Adro
144(4)
Lugbara of Africa
Genie
148(7)
Mende of Sierra Leone
5. Demons of Asia
Oyasi
155(3)
Ainu of Sakhalin
Huli Jing
158(4)
China
Tamboree
162(3)
Dusun of Borneo
Oni
165(4)
Japan
Pisatji
169(4)
Javanese of Modjokuto
Rai Na'in
173(6)
Tetum of Eastern Timor
6. Demons of the Pacific
Nokondisi
179(4)
Gururumba of New Guinea
Tege
183(4)
Kapauku of New Guinea
Bolrizohol
187(3)
Kunimaipa of New Guinea
Kopuwai
190(4)
Maori of New Zealand
Patupaiarehe
194(4)
Maori of New Zealand
Ruruhi-kerepo
198(3)
Maori of New Zealand
Tavogivogi
201(3)
New Hebrides Islands
Mulukwausi
204(5)
Trobriand Islands of Melanesia
Rawa Tukump
209(3)
Tsembaga of New Guinea
Ialus
212(5)
Ulithi of Micronesia
Conclusion 217(2)
Bibliography 219(6)
Index 225

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