- By Oberon Zell-Ravenheart Ash DeKirk

A Wizard's Bestiary: A Menagerie of Myth, Magic, and Mystery

  • Title: A Wizard's Bestiary: A Menagerie of Myth, Magic, and Mystery
  • Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart Ash DeKirk
  • ISBN: 9781564149565
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Wizard s Bestiary A Menagerie of Myth Magic and Mystery Strange beasts of all kinds have crawled run swam and flown through humanity s imagination and travelers tales since the dawn of time From Gryphons and Unicorns to Dragons Mermaids and even biza

    Strange beasts of all kinds have crawled, run, swam, and flown through humanity s imagination and travelers tales since the dawn of time From Gryphons and Unicorns, to Dragons, Mermaids, and even bizarre and fantastical animals, A Wizard s Bestiary takes you on a magical journey through the ages and around the world, to discover elusive creatures of myth and legend.Strange beasts of all kinds have crawled, run, swam, and flown through humanity s imagination and travelers tales since the dawn of time From Gryphons and Unicorns, to Dragons, Mermaids, and even bizarre and fantastical animals, A Wizard s Bestiary takes you on a magical journey through the ages and around the world, to discover elusive creatures of myth and legend Beware here be Monsters The first section lists over 1,000 fantastic creatures from every land in an encyclopedic, alphabetical glossary format, from Aatxe to Zyphoeus Each entry includes a small illustration, as well as cross references to other related beasts Next, the authors present in depth features on some of interesting of these legendary beasts, such as the Sea Serpent and the Man Eating Tree of Madagascar History, myths, and legends of each creature are presented, with particular emphasis on identifying real life origins of mythical creatures in actual living animals, such as the link between the Kraken and the giant squid This section is divided into these categories Creepers Walkers Swimmers Flyers Demi Humans Animate Plants Expanded cryptozoological entries include the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, Mokele Mbembe, El Chupacabra, Mothman, and other mystery monsters reported by eyewitnesses but not yet confirmed by science.They are grouped into the following categories Primates and Hominids Bipedal Monsters Carnivorous Mammals Herbivorous Mammals Sea Serpents and Lake Monsters Birds Reptiles Amphibians Living Dinosaurs Mystery Monsters A Wizard s Bestiary is profusely illustrated with old woodcuts, engravings, and other images from historical sources, as well as interpretations by modern artists, including the authors No other bestiary has been so well illustrated Hand drawn medieval style maps by Oberon Zell Ravenheart show purported locales of different beasts on all continents and seas.

    1 thought on “A Wizard's Bestiary: A Menagerie of Myth, Magic, and Mystery

    1. A very good book by the man who's practically the founder of the NeoPagan Movement and the guy who rediscovered the secret of the Unicorn and learned how to breed them more than 40-years before modern science did it by accident (I still don't think they know how to breed them). He actually outlines how to do this technique and demystifies Magikal creatures throughout history. He also keeps it down to earth and even includes how some mythical creatures are now better classified as animals in zool [...]

    2. An excellent bestiary, that not only defines a great number of beasts, but also attempts to examine the myths and explain where they might have originated. Did you know that Unicorns are real? They’re just not horses with a horn, after all they are shown with cleft hooves and a beard, much more like a goat or sheep… Excellent, but you won't find a lot of details on more obscure mythologies in here.

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