From the mundane to the extraordinary, The Little Book of Magical Creatures catalogs over two dozen animals, including dragons, centaurs, owls, and salamanders. Discover the legend and lore of magical creatures in this extraordinary bestiary.
Drawn from four main categories (fabulous, tame, wild, and magic storied), The Little Book of Magical Creatures contains some unexpected additions. For example, did you know that Greek myths associate the pig with purity and protection from evil spirits? Elizabeth Pepper and Barbara Stacy outline the origin of the animals, their mythological and magical significance, and their role in the popular imagination. Included are pictures and woodcuts of wild and fantastical creatures.
About the Author
Elizabeth Pepper was a well-known and respected member in the occult community, as well as the editor of The Witches' Almanac from the 1970's until her death in 2005.
Barbara Stacy is a longtime freelance journalist and editor. She resides in North Miami Beach, Florida.
Judika Illes is the author of several books devoted to the magical arts including Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Magic When You Need It, Encyclopedia of Spirits, Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages, Daily Magic, and The Weiser Field Guide to Witches. A certified aromatherapist, she has been a professional tarot card reader for over three decades. A native New Yorker, Judika teaches in the US and internationally. Follow her on Instagram @judikailles