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Volume three of The Book of World Dragons by Bartłomiej Grzegorz Sala this time features dragons and serpent-like beasts from tales and legends from non-European cultures. In his new book, the author, a historian and ethnologist, introduces draconic creatures from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Arab world, Muslim India and Persia, as well as Tibet and South-East Asia.
“Legendary Sea Monsters” by Katarzyna Jasińska is a unique book devoted to sea creatures known from legends and myths from various parts of the world.
A real treat for all ectoplasm enthusiasts. This beautifully illustrated album features ghosts, ghouls and apparitions believed to have been haunting selected Polish towns and castles.
The Stilo Lighthouse and Other Legends of Pomerania is a collection of the most fascinating legends from the regions of Northern Poland, edited by the laureate of the literary competition “Legends of the Blue Land”, Magdalena Kubiak.
Myths of the Seas and Oceans is a unique version of tales and legends directly connected to sea and ocean themes. The author of the book, a notable Polish sailor and journalist, Krzysztof Baranowski, introduces the reader to carefully selected ancient and mediaeval mythological and literary stories.
Volume two of The Book of World Dragons by Bartłomiej Grzegorz Sala presents over 100 dragons and serpent-like beasts known from tales and legends of pre-Christian and Christian Europe. As a historian and ethnologist, the author describes the dragons in a detailed and vivid way, from Scandinavia and the British Isles to the Alps and the Balkan Peninsula.
“Hindu Mythology” is a new, original book for the enthusiasts of this type of literature. Based on a number of classical Hindu texts, the author describes the most fascinating and extraordinary beings having magical and supernatural skills. The book presents a myriad of Hindu deities, such as Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, mythical beasts, various hybrids, as well as demons and vampires known from Hindu beliefs.
Another book in our “black trilogy” which began with In the Accursed Mountains, featuring European vampires.
When we look into Polish tales, fables and legends, we get the impression that our forefathers were passionate about such stories. Centuries of history gave rise to a vast, colourful and densely-populated world of Polish folk beliefs.
The third and last part of the “black trilogy” by Bartłomiej G. Sala. The book portrays creatures, which – according to alchemists’ notes, historical sources, public opinion, and literature and film classics – were made by men by means of magic, alchemical practices, or scientific experiments.