By DK Publishing
Detect the adventures of heroes and monsters that exist on this planet of legendary and magical creatures!
Stories were advised on each continent because the sunrise of time, and a few have lasted for millions of years, turning into what we all know this day as myths. those fantastical stories train and fascinate via growing striking worlds and inhabiting them with wondrous feats of heroics and dastardly deeds of evil. Children's publication of legendary Beasts & Magical Monsters offers little ones the chance to find those tales, and encourages them to appreciate storytelling from various cultures.
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Magic and mayhem Lobishomem Portuguese myths of werewolves, called Lobishomem, traveled to Brazil and Argentina with explorers in the 16th century. It was a widespread belief that the seventh male child in an all-boy family was a werewolf and some parents were known to be so scared of this that they abandoned their seventh male child. Some myths say werewolves could be distinguished from real wolves by the lack of a tail. 57 TELLING THE TALE Science and myth Natural disasters Experts believe that many elements of the Thunderbird myth have their roots in real events and creatures.
However, Prometheus warned his son Deucalion and his son’s wife Pyrrha and they escaped the deluge in a wooden chest. ▲ Vishnu, India King Manu was washing in a river when a ﬁsh swam into his hands and asked to be saved. Manu kept the ﬁsh, which grew bigger and bigger, until it ﬁnally revealed itself to be the god Vishnu. He warned Manu of a great ﬂood and helped him escape in a boat containing seeds, medicinal herbs, animals, and some wise men. ◀ Noah, Middle East The story of Noah and the Great Flood occurs in Jewish, Islamic, and Christian scripture.
And when the bird and the whale ﬁght, the shaking ground and uprooted trees that result strongly resemble an earthquake. Dropping the whale into the ocean and ﬂapping his wings ferociously, the Thunderbird disturbs the water in the same way as a tidal wave or tsunami. Ancient creatures The origins of the creature itself are not so clear. They may lie in Aiornis, a giant prehistoric bird that lived on the west coast of North America. This creature, which would have been alive when the ﬁrst humans arrived, probably fed on dead whales.