If you met a werewolf on the eve of a full moon, would you know how to tell what he really was? Could you resist the dark charms of a vampire or the lure of a fallen angel? Did you know that the razor-sharp tail of the Mbulu of South Africa has a mind of its own? Or that the Kuru-Pira of Brazil has eyes that glow like embers and fangs ripping from its mouth? In this updated edition of A Field Guide to Demons, Carol and Dinah Mack bring to life some of the most horrific and fascinating creatures ever described in lore and legend. With a deft pen and global perspective,they profile more than ninety bogies including demons, fairies, ghouls, mermaids, vampires, kelpies, werewolves, and more.
Readers will delight in exploring the origin, characteristics, and cultural significance of each creature. Organized by habitat, and offering helpful dispelling and disarming techniques in every instance, A Field Guide to Demons will entertain readers of all ages while shedding light on religious and cultural traditions from around the world. It is a must for students, writers, academics, aspiring demon watchers, and anyone interested in mythology or the occult.