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 far and wide. They lurk at crossroads, crouch in 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 extraordinary variations of the demon and fairy species world wide. jam-packed with lore approximately each one demon, detailing its origins, the tradition surrounding it, and its reputed antics and exploits, A box consultant to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and different Subversive Spirits is an interesting exploration of world mythologies. ideal for the armchair tourist and the intrepid, professional demon-spotter alike, this entire advisor 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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Generations passed until her great-great-grandson, the solar god Marduk, challenged her dominion. Marduk was a perfect hero. He had four eyes and four ears and could breathe fire. In preparation for the battle, Marduk made a bow and arrow and a huge net. Carrying a spell on his lips, an herb in one hand that worked against Tiamat's poisons, and a mace in the other, he mounted his terrifying storm chariot and marshaled the seven winds to follow him into battle. Tiamat was infuriated. From her rage came forth monsters, demons, horned snakes, bull men, fish men, filled not with blood but venom.
From then on the man became a famed healer and passed the art down to his son. DISPELLING & DISARMING TECHNIQUES Although the Kappa usually gets its prey, there is one well-known method of escape. It is based on the fact that a Kappa is notoriously courteous, that bowing is a national custom, and that the creature's head indentation holds all its power in liquid form. So, when encountering a Kappa, travelers should keep bowing to it as a sign of respect. The Kappa will have no choice but to bow back.
But when he pulled at his arrow, only a stick came out. He knew this was a bad sign, but he persisted, climbing back up into the tree to shoot at fish. The Munuane came sidling by on his raft, pushing his way through the water with a long pole. Seeing the reflection of the tree man in the water, the Munuane shot an arrow into it, and was surprised when it didn't hit him. Finally, with a slowwittedness large demonic species mercifully exhibit, he realized it was only a reflection he had shot in the water.
A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits by Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack