It is Saturday and time to sit back and relax with your favourite beverage and a good book. This week’s recommendation is Monsters – A Bestiary of the Bizarre by Christopher Dell.
This little green curiosity gives an overview of monsters, demons, gods and ghost people believed in, and sometimes still do, all over the world. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the chosen topic, followed by pictures of various creatures. It is very interesting and funny. Some of the monsters invented, especially in Europe, are more pathetic than scary. Apparently the more faces or heads a creature had (positioned all over the body), the scarier it was. I do recommend this informative piece of folklore history for anyone interested in the supernatural.
Here are a few examples of what people used to fear: