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Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia

Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia

by Carol Rose

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780393317923
Pages: 368
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 10 Mb
Date posting: 2020-03-25
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In more than 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries, readers will meet angels, demons, elves, encantados, fairies, familiars, keremets, nats, nymphs, and many other strange beings from around the world. Carol Rose introduces the reader to the little—and not so little—folk, delightfully various and, at the same time, strikingly similar from country to country. Wherever humans have lived, the supernatural beings have dwelt alongside us. People serve to explain the unexplainable—the strange disappearance of a traveler in a dark wood, that odd thumping in the attic, the fresh cream turned sour overnight. Often they reveal the stoic humor with which human societies have faced their ...