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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-25
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions
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The universal fascination with monsters is as old as humanity itself. This book offers a unique history of the human mind through a pictorial collection of fantastical monsters from all over the world. Includes more than 300 color illustrations.

Author Biography

Christopher Dell holds a degree in Art History from the Courtauld Institute, London. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Table of Contents

In The Beginning...

1.    Gods and Monsters
Chaotic Creatures, Monstrous Gods, Titans, Aztec Terrors

2.    Devils and Demons
Satan and Demonic Hierarchies, Infernal Creatures, The Last Judgment

3.    Magical Monsters
Alchemical Creatures, Grimoires and Incantations, Golems, Unicorns

4.    Dragons and Flying Monsters
Western and Eastern Dragons, Lindwurms, Rocs

5.    Water Monsters
Sea Monsters, Lake Monsters, Leviathan, Kelpies, Kappa, Sirens, Mermaids

6.    Transformations and Hybrids
Shape-shifters,Werewolves, Creatures from Ovid, The Minotaur, Dog-Headed Humans

7.    Ghosts and Ghouls
Ghostly Monsters, The Undead, Dreams and Nightmares, Evil Spirits

8.    Monsters of Folklore
Beasts of the Wilderness, Giant Wolves
The Tarasque, Krampus, Night Demons

9.    How to Fight Monsters
Heroes, Monster-Slayers, The Sphinx, Saints and Monsters

10.    Off The Edge of The Map
'Natural" Histories, Monstrous Peoples,Cryptids, The Final Frontier

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