By Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack
Watch your again! . . . easy methods to spot and determine demons and different subversive spirits . . . And what to do next.
Demons, fairies, and fallen angels are in all places. They lurk at crossroads, crouch at the back of doorways, disguise in timber, slip into beds, wait in caves, hover at weddings and childbirths, conceal themselves as neighbors, relatives-even cover themselves as you. they're strong; they're protean; they're captivating. And, to the uninformed, they can be invisible. This illustrated guide-the first of its kind-reveals the awesome variations of the demon and fairy species all over the world. choked with lore approximately each one demon, detailing its origins, the tradition surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A box advisor to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and different Subversive Spirits is an engaging exploration of world mythologies. ideal for the armchair tourist and the intrepid, pro demon-spotter alike, this whole consultant to subversive spirits deals a behind-the-scenes examine the devilish mishaps, impish irritations, and demonic devastations that punctuate our lives.
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And they were enchanting. There has been some debate as to whether the Mermaid is utterly malicious or just forgetful about human ability to breathe underwater. The available information is ambivalent at best. With oblivious impulsivity (a demonic trait), she is said to grasp her mortal lover so tightly that he is crushed to death. Call her irresponsible rather than malevolent. In some lore she shows a bit of remorse by heavy sighing at the loss. There are tales of men lured to the dazzling undersea kingdom of the sea-fairy-type Mermaid who do manage to live and to return to shore, but when they have stayed dry awhile, they so miss the subterranean depths that they pine to death.
From Portugal comes a seventeenth-century sighting that claims they eat only the nose, eyes, tips of fingers, and private parts of their prey, and toss the rest on the sand, where the dismembered corpses are eventually found. On the other hand, once in a while, a human man follows a Mermaid to her world beneath the waves and lives underwater in splendor. ) A FIELD GUIDE TO DEMONS / 12 LORE One night a man was walking along the beach and saw a group of Mermaids and mermen dancing in the moonlight.
Then Marduk sliced Tiamat in two like a cosmic clam, and raised one half of her to become the roof of the sky. He bolted it to hold the waters in check. With her lower half, he created the earth above the subterranean waters. From her eyes he created two rivers; from her udder, mountains and foothills. From her saliva he made rain and clouds; from her poisons, fog. After Marduk named each thing and set the stars and gods in their places, he created man out of the blood of Kingu, poisonous spouse-creation of Tiamat.