Hi, everyone! This is my first blog post, so sorry if it doesn't look too good. I've decided to give a list of some good books on mythological creatures.
- Yokai Attack, by Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda
- Yurei Attack, by Matt Alt and Hiroko Yoda
- The Book of Imaginary Beings, by Jorge Luis Borges
- A Wizard's Bestiary, by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
- Monsutā kaitai shinsho, by Kusano Takumi
I have read most of these, and they all have useful information. The Attack books give a well-researched view into Japanese folklore. Borges' book is rather ordinary, but still has some interesting information. A Wizard's Bestiary may be the best in the list. Zell-Ravenheart first gives an A-Z of monsters and mythical creatures, then spends the rest of the book going over the origin of these creatures, interspersed with anecdotes of his times making unicorns and searching for real life mermaids. Kusano's book is only available in Japanese, but the entire text can be found online for free. The book gives a biological look at creatures from mythology and literature.
Well, have fun finding guides!