Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology” as Want to Read:
Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Fairies have been revered and feared, sometimes simultaneously, throughout recorded history. This encyclopedia of concise entries, from the A-senee-ki-waku of northeastern North America to the Zips of Central America and Mexico, includes more than 2,500 individual beings and species of fairy and nature spirits from a wide range of mythologies and religions from all over th ...more
Paperback, 419 pages
Published August 23rd 2013 by McFarland & Company (first published January 1st 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Be the first to ask a question about Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-37
3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews


Filter
 | 
Sort order
Jennifer Collins
I really liked the layout and how it contained historical references from around the world.

However, it was somewhat dry. I mean hello, it's a book on fairies, it's okay for it to be enchanting and whimsical. I get what the author was trying to do. But, like said, it's a book on fairies... Mostly.

That's another thing, some of the spoken about characters, weren't even fairies... I'm pretty sure the title is Encyclopedia of Fairies.

P.S did you know my middle name is Fay, which translates to fairy.
I
...more
Kat
Feb 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
A good reference for fairies, dwarfs, and other spirits from folklore, although there are some giants thrown in and a lot of the entries are of individual beings rather than species. But it's still very comprehensive, especially if you don't want to stick with just the Greek, Norse, or Celtic mythos and want the rest of the world to be included. (Granted, the Greeks do have the lion's share of the entries, but that's just the nature of their mythology.)
C.M. Truxler
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology by Theresa Bane

From A-senee-ki-wakws to Zips, Theresa Bane’s Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology is a delightful wealth of information. The entries are all cross-referenced and accompanied by other titles of each Fairy. As knowledge of New Age ideas expand, there are new sciences created that utilize literature’s historical and mythological works to study the species of beings that exist within all cultures, yet are seen
...more
Michelle
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very complete collection, and well written.
K.T. Katzmann
rated it really liked it
May 27, 2015
John
rated it really liked it
Aug 07, 2014
Miranda
rated it liked it
Jul 25, 2018
Wayong
marked it as to-read
Sep 06, 2013
Tia
marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2013
Remiel
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2013
Deepika
marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2013
Samantha
marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2013
Rachel
marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Skye
marked it as to-read
Feb 23, 2014
Justyn Rampa
marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2014
Julie
marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2014
Epee
marked it as to-read
May 21, 2014
Larissa
marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2014
Savannah
marked it as to-read
Sep 10, 2014
Alexandra
marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2014
Jamie Rosen
marked it as to-read
Oct 23, 2014
Siavahda
marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2014
Jessie
marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2015
Julie
marked it as to-read
May 05, 2015
Connor Petersen
marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2015
Sally
marked it as to-read
Jul 19, 2015
Jamiila
marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2015
Aryn
marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2015
Lieblingsbuch (Kenny)
marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2015
Chloe
marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2015
Amber
marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2015
Tatiana
is currently reading it
Nov 24, 2015
Kirsten
marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2015
Felicia
marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »