Mythical Irish Beasts

Mark Joyce

When you think of mythical Irish creatures, Leprechauns and banshees may come to mind. But there are many more to be explored in this lavishly illustrated compendium, each brought to life with an original illustration.
Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Columba Books
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ISBN : 9781782189053
Pages : 128
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If you only think of leprechauns when you think of Irish mythical creatures, it's time to think again! Ireland's mythology is bursting with mysterious and fantastical characters and this book is the perfect way to explore that heritage. Includes some supernatural creatures you may have heard of, like the banshee, and many more that may be new to you, such as the Suileach, a monster with 400 eyes who is the namesake of the River Swilly (where it lurks) or the Airetech, a creature from the underworld who has three beautiful daughters who can transform into werewolves. In this beautifully designed book Mark Joyce brings us on a fantastic journey through Irish folklore with his stories of monsters and enchanted creatures, all brought to life through his original illustrations. "The illustrations are so powerful that they will leave you slack-jawed in admiration of Joyce's achievement. Rarely does a book, its subject, its writer and illustrator come together so beguilingly to create that rarest of all things: a perfect book. Buy it and you'll treasure it."--Irish Voice

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