Encyclopedia of the Undead

Encyclopedia of the Undead

Bob Curran


What lurks available in the market within the fog?

What was once that eerie sound at the hours of darkness?

What flitted via on the finish of the road, simply past the farthest road lamp?

From earliest instances, stories of the stressed useless and their fellow tourists have terrified mankind. no matter if round a distant campfire or in the midst of a bustling urban, the unquiet spirits and attendant creatures that experience tormented humanity because the prehistoric darkness haven’t long past away – they nonetheless have the ability to strike worry in our hearts.

Encyclopedia of the Undead lines these shadowy entities – vampires, werewolves, ghouls and monsters – that lurk simply open air the variety of human imaginative and prescient and inhabit our so much scary stories. Drawing on a variety of ideals and literature, it lines those horrors from their earliest recorded inceptions and charts their influence upon the human psyche. during this publication, heritage and terror combine to create the issues that lurk within the darkest corners of our minds.

You’ll locate specific descriptions of terrors from around the world – from the mist-shrouded mountains of jap Europe to the sweltering jungles of the Caribbean islands, from the darkish, stone-lined tombs of the uncoffined lifeless underneath the distant New England hills to the darkish magics that lurk underneath the thriving, colourful floor of a urban like New Orleans. as well as the extra traditional creatures, Encyclopedia of the Undead additionally info the various extra vague issues that gnaw on the edges of men’s minds – Incubi and Succubi, the Mara, and the darkish legends that experience inspired writers from Sheridan Le Fanu to H.P. Lovecraft.

This is a ebook for all people who find themselves attracted to the darker aspect of the human brain – the facet that examines or even embraces these ideals and imaginings that shape the root of our such a lot archetypical fears. this is often the publication for these courageous adequate to plumb the depths of our worst nightmares!

Dr. Bob Curran lives and works within the North of eire, a spot that's haunted through fantasy, legend and folktales. through the years, he has studied the darkish and sinister, either in his personal land and in locations past. A psychologist and a historian, he has written and lectured greatly at the arcane and the mysterious. he's the writer of Vampires and Celtic Lore & Legend (both from New web page Books).

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