Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore Paperback – March 31, 2016

The legendary heroes of our mythic past are only as great and memorable as the monsters they confronted and vanquished. This, the latest encyclopedic work by mythologist Theresa Bane contains more than twenty-two hundred entries of animal companions, creatures, and monsters which have fought by man’s side, consumed his crops, and ravished the countryside. Collected from the stories and religions of all the cultures and countries of the world, this all-inclusive book with an exhaustive bibliography and index is the most definitive work on the subject to date. To buy click here.

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-9505-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2268-2
bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2015

encyclopedia of giants and humanoids working

Encyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore

This book, although written,  is not yet scheduled for release. Cover is just a place holder.

Print ISBN: 978-1-4766-6351-7
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2338-2
bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2016





Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Do you believe in ghosts? You don’t have to in order to appreciate the collection acclimated here-from ancestral spirits and nature spirit to yokai, if you are looking for information on spiritual beings, this is the one book you need. Of all the anomalous phenomenon which is reported, ghosts and ghostly sightings are by far the most common, appearing to anyone at any time for any reason. People from all walks of life and from all along the time line have claimed to have seen or even interacted with one; sometimes this a beautiful event and other times so horrific it changes the person’s life forever. Both serious academics and those with a casual interest in the subject will find something new to discover.

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Encyclopedia of Fairies in World Folklore and Mythology

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 the globe.

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7111-9
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1242-3
glossary, bibliography, index
428pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2013

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Encyclopedia of Demons in World Religions and Cultures

This exhaustive volume catalogs nearly three thousand demons in the mythologies and lore of virtually every ancient society and most religions. From Aamon, the demon of life and reproduction with the head of a serpent and the body of a wolf in Christian demonology, to Zu, the half-man, half-bird personification of the southern wind and thunder clouds in Sumero-Akkadian mythology, entries offer descriptions each demon’s origins, appearance, and cultural significance. Also included are descriptions of the demonic and diabolical members making up the hierarchy of Hell and the numerous species of demons that, according to various folklores, mythologies, and religions, populate the earth and plague mankind.

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-6360-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-7864-8894-0
bibliography, index
416pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2012

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Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology

From the earliest days of oral history to the present, the vampire myth persists among mankind’s deeply-rooted fears. This encyclopedia, with entries ranging from “Abchanchu” to “Zmeus,” includes nearly 600 different species of historical and mythological vampires, fully described and detailed.

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-4452-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-7864-5581-2
bibliography, index
207pp. hardcover (7 x 10) 2010

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encyclopedia of imaginary and mythical places

Encyclopedia of Imaginary and Mythical Places

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7848-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1565-3
bibliography, index
204pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2014

The heavens and hells of the world’s religions and the “far, far away” legends cannot be seen or visited, but they remain an integral part of culture and history. This encyclopedia catalogs more than 800 imaginary and mythological lands from all over the world, including fairy realms, settings from Arthurian lore, and kingdoms found in fairy tales and political and philosophical works, including Sir Thomas More’s Utopia and Plato’s Atlantis. From al A’raf, the limbo of Islam, to Zulal, one of the many streams that run through Paradise, entries give the literary origin of each site, explain its cultural context, and describe its topical features, listing variations on names when applicable. Cross-referenced for ease of use, this compendium will prove useful to scholars, researchers or anyone wishing to tour the unseen landscapes of myth and legend. To buy now, click here.

vampire creation table

Worlds of Pulp: Vampire Construction Tables

GENERIC Tool for Gamemasters and Writers

(A Role-Playing Game Supplement)

Create Original Terrifying Vampires for your Roleplaying Games

Whether a unique fiend or an entire species of blood-suckers, this Product is Sure to Thrill Your Gaming Table!

Getting a little tired of the same old,  stale vampires week after week; is it time to break out of the box? This is for you. Theresa Bane, author of Actual Factual Dracula: A Compendium of Vampires and Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology, has compiled a series of tables guaranteed to make the most ferocious and unique vampires available in gaming. There are millions of possibilities for you to pull from.

Make your own vampire Bestiary with what is inside. We provide a vampire worksheet for you to use in your fiendish constructions.

  • All you need is 2d6
  • Vampire Being worksheet is provided to organize your results in an easy to reference format.
  • Determine the details of the vampire species, its appearance, how its destroyed, how it was created.
  • Discover its magical, physical and intellectual abilities. What are its psychic abilities?
  • What are its habits? Determine how it hunts, what it hunts and where it hunts?
  • Determine what sort of character may be added to your game to give the players a hand with the particulars of hunting the fiend.
  • Includes a list of different vampire slayers, taken directly out of mythology, just in case the players need an ally in the cause.
  • What are the vampire’s weaknesses?
  • How can you save a victim who has been attacked and is in danger of turning or better yet, how do you prevent a slain victim from rising again as a vampire?
  • Includes 36 story plot twist/theme builder categories that provide story hooks for running vampire adventures spot-lighting your new creations.
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romance creation table

Worlds of Pulp: Generic Random Event tables for Romance

Generic Romantic Subplot Tool for ALL Role-Playing Games

Create Exciting Romantic Subplots for your Roleplaying Games

Millions of Romantic Twists and Subplots for any Campaign!

Want to give your campaign the added dimension its been begging for? Every great story ever told has a great romance. Now, so does yours.

20 pages of tables and event hooks offer millions of possibilities for your game. Add your personal touch and the possibilities become endless. Our tables are designed to provide you with the tools necessary to create a rich foundation for your campaign.

  • All you need is 2d6
  • Adding romance to your stories will only enhance the game’s content. Imagine a cyber-future campaign where the rival to complete a mission is also an ex-lover; Is there still a little fire there? Imagine, playing a barbarian who is not only facing a terrible sorcerer but also protecting the sorcerer’s captive, who just may be the one. Imagine a western campaign where running is just not an option; that farmhouse in the bandits’ path is home to someone who could turn out to be very special-time to pull your six irons and draw a line.
  • Includes 36 story plot twist/theme builder categories that provide even broader possibilities by changing the slant by which a story is told.-
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PHOTO: Cover image of Theresa Bane’s Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Peidmont

PHOTO: Cover image of Theresa Bane’s Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Piedmont

Folktales and Ghost Stories of North Carolina’s Piedmont

Folklore and ghost stories from the Piedmont area of North Carolina come to life as told by the region’s favorite performer, Cynthia Moore Brown. Hear the sad tale of “The Gentleman Ghost of Uwharrie Mountain” in Asheboro; “Lydia,” the phantom hitchhiker of Jamestown; and the real-life account of Lexington’s very own hero, Valentine Leonard. Rediscover fan favorites, such as the humorous “Gold in the Lake,” the eerie tale of “The Woman with the Basket,” and Old Salem’s very own whistling “Little Red Man.”

Appearing for the first time in print, 21 spine-tingling ghost tales from the region’s renowned storyteller, including four original tales composed by Cynthia herself, perpetuate the history of tradition in and around Piedmont. Each story is beautifully written out by co-author Theresa Bane to capture every blood-chilling moment of the story-telling experience. This book will delight readers of all ages and quickly become a family favorite.To Buy Now, Click Here

“Haunted Historic Greensboro” by Theresa Bane

Haunted Historic Greensboro

Historic Greensboro, North Carolina, is infested with ghosts. Go “behind the scenes” to meet some of the city’s most famous haunted areas. You’ll learn the history surrounding each haunting and hear frightening eyewitness accounts. Find out why nothing has grown in the Devil’s Tramping Ground for more than 200 years. Learn the connection between the famous Lydia ghost and the phantom hitchhiker that has been scaring drivers since the 1920s, or is the phantom even older? Tremble as you hear the stories of the vampire beast’s killing sprees. Read about ghostly Revolutionary soldiers, a piano player and miner spirits, poltergeist, and other unsettled souls that call the city of Greensboro home. Stop by for a visit…if you dare. To Buy Click Here

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Folklore and Food

History is steeped in wonderful and strange folklore. Here, premier storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown tells 17 old-timey favorites as written by vampirologist, theresa Bane; each one including a special home-style recipe connected to the story. As for the lore, avoid a brush with death in “Wait Until Spring,” the author’s favorite tale. To Buy Click Here.