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The Resource Tales of superhuman powers : 55 traditional stories from around the world, Csenge Virág Zalka

Tales of superhuman powers : 55 traditional stories from around the world, Csenge Virág Zalka

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Tales of superhuman powers : 55 traditional stories from around the world
Title
Tales of superhuman powers
Title remainder
55 traditional stories from around the world
Statement of responsibility
Csenge Virág Zalka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a collection of 55 folktales that feature supernatural abilities. These tales represent powers which people have dreamed of, conjured up, and strived for through the ages. Many of the powers are present in popular culture, making the superheroes who wield them the direct descendants of characters such as the princess who could see through walls"--
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Zalka, Csenge Virág
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Parapsychology
  • Supernatural
  • Tales
  • Folk tales and legends
  • Fantasy fiction
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Tales of superhuman powers : 55 traditional stories from around the world, Csenge Virág Zalka
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 225) and index
Contents
Part I: Physical powers -- also known as the classics -- Superhuman strength -- Janos and Rozsa -- Alderblock -- Invulnerability -- Isfandiyar -- The fellow with the goat skin -- Flight -- The winged prince -- People who could fly -- Heightened senses -- Green Peter -- The tale of Sir James Ramsay of Bamff -- Finn MacCool and the giants -- Three critical men -- Speed -- Princess Szelike -- The giant's ankle (or, betcha you didn't know this about Achilles) -- Invisibility -- The gold-spitting prince -- The tengu's magic cloak -- King Laurin's rose garden -- Color changing -- The queen of many colors -- Healing factor, healing others, or not healing at all -- The prince with the two hearts -- Anne Jefferies and the fairies -- Growth, elasticity and body shaping -- Longshanks, girth and keen -- A is for agility and archers -- Ekalavya the archer -- Camilla -- Eye beams (yes, really) -- The unfinished story of Princess Greenleaf -- Sonic blast -- The robber called Nightingale -- Poison secretion -- The poision maiden -- Part II: It's all in your head -- mind games, mental prowess, and the power of knowledge -- Precognition, also known as fortune-telling, future sight, clairvoyance and other fancy words -- Aicha, the demon-hunter -- Astral projection and other out-of-body experiences -- Quiet girl becomes a goddess -- The dream house -- Telepathy -- Janos Carnation-hair -- Michael Scott -- Telekinesis -- The man who had no story -- Infinite knowledge -- The serpent wife -- Illusion -- The rooster beam -- Technomancy -- The ebony horse -- Animal speech -- The gold-spinners -- Part III: At the mercy of the elements -- powers of water, fire, earth and weather (and ice) -- Fire manipulation -- The daughter of the sun -- Pietro Baillardo -- Water powers -- Fergus Mac Leti -- The tide jewels -- Earth manipulation -- The son of the hunter -- Weather manipulation -- Garabonciasok -- Ice and snow -- Snow daughter and fire son -- Part IV: Transitional powers -- from one state to another -- When drawings come to life -- The legend of King Vikramaditya -- Painted dragons -- Teleportation -- The three soldiers -- The magic book -- Phasing -- The Taoist priest of Lao-shan -- Shifters, changers and individuals of multiple shapes -- Human shifting -- Pomona and Vertumnus -- Animal shifting -- Sigmund and Sinfjotli -- Boots and the beasts -- The weretiger -- Nanaue, the shark-man -- Plant shifting -- The elder tree witch -- Inorganic shifting -- Kampo Taltos -- Multi-shifting -- Mestra -- The mad pranks of Robin Goodfellow -- Honorable mentions
Control code
ocn842880885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780786477043
Lccn
2013029890
Label
Tales of superhuman powers : 55 traditional stories from around the world, Csenge Virág Zalka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 225) and index
Contents
Part I: Physical powers -- also known as the classics -- Superhuman strength -- Janos and Rozsa -- Alderblock -- Invulnerability -- Isfandiyar -- The fellow with the goat skin -- Flight -- The winged prince -- People who could fly -- Heightened senses -- Green Peter -- The tale of Sir James Ramsay of Bamff -- Finn MacCool and the giants -- Three critical men -- Speed -- Princess Szelike -- The giant's ankle (or, betcha you didn't know this about Achilles) -- Invisibility -- The gold-spitting prince -- The tengu's magic cloak -- King Laurin's rose garden -- Color changing -- The queen of many colors -- Healing factor, healing others, or not healing at all -- The prince with the two hearts -- Anne Jefferies and the fairies -- Growth, elasticity and body shaping -- Longshanks, girth and keen -- A is for agility and archers -- Ekalavya the archer -- Camilla -- Eye beams (yes, really) -- The unfinished story of Princess Greenleaf -- Sonic blast -- The robber called Nightingale -- Poison secretion -- The poision maiden -- Part II: It's all in your head -- mind games, mental prowess, and the power of knowledge -- Precognition, also known as fortune-telling, future sight, clairvoyance and other fancy words -- Aicha, the demon-hunter -- Astral projection and other out-of-body experiences -- Quiet girl becomes a goddess -- The dream house -- Telepathy -- Janos Carnation-hair -- Michael Scott -- Telekinesis -- The man who had no story -- Infinite knowledge -- The serpent wife -- Illusion -- The rooster beam -- Technomancy -- The ebony horse -- Animal speech -- The gold-spinners -- Part III: At the mercy of the elements -- powers of water, fire, earth and weather (and ice) -- Fire manipulation -- The daughter of the sun -- Pietro Baillardo -- Water powers -- Fergus Mac Leti -- The tide jewels -- Earth manipulation -- The son of the hunter -- Weather manipulation -- Garabonciasok -- Ice and snow -- Snow daughter and fire son -- Part IV: Transitional powers -- from one state to another -- When drawings come to life -- The legend of King Vikramaditya -- Painted dragons -- Teleportation -- The three soldiers -- The magic book -- Phasing -- The Taoist priest of Lao-shan -- Shifters, changers and individuals of multiple shapes -- Human shifting -- Pomona and Vertumnus -- Animal shifting -- Sigmund and Sinfjotli -- Boots and the beasts -- The weretiger -- Nanaue, the shark-man -- Plant shifting -- The elder tree witch -- Inorganic shifting -- Kampo Taltos -- Multi-shifting -- Mestra -- The mad pranks of Robin Goodfellow -- Honorable mentions
Control code
ocn842880885
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 230 pages
Isbn
9780786477043
Lccn
2013029890

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