Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild Men and Sprit Beings Around the World has recently been released in harcover by Algora Publishing.
Varner's book explores the ancient myths of fairies, giants, mermaids, sea monsters, werewolves and other creatures. Are these simply tales with a universal theme or are these tales based on fact?
Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild Men and Spirit Beings Around the World by Gary R. Varner is a fascinating account taken from the world’s folklore and mythology – and factual accounts – about fairies, Wild Men, sea monsters, giants, mermaids and other creatures that may still reside in the hidden corners of the world.
Bringing together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore Gary Varner shares a fascination and respect for humankind’s early and contemporary cultures and wonders at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on "Little People" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions including dogs and cats, bats and spiders, and the stories people have told each other about them since time immemorial. Gary Varner has performed a valuable service in these books. [Presenting] lore from about the world, a collector’s hoard of traditions rich and strange…
Available now for order from any online retailer at $29.95.