An Illustrated Field Guide to Mythic Monsters, from Gremlins to Zombies to the Kraken | Brain Pickings

Monsters & Legends

“Legendary lands … have only one characteristic in common: whether they depend on ancient legends whose origins are lost in the mists of time or whether they are an effect of a modern invention, they have created flows of belief,” Umberto Eco wrote in his illustrated meditation on imaginary places.

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