I didn’t put “need answers fast!” in the subject line, but NaNoWriMo is coming up very soon…
What I’m looking for is a book (or website, if they’re more inclusive than ones I’ve found with just a few dozen entries) that covers supernatural and/or mythological creatures from around the globe: the sort that might have everything from Kitsune in Japan to Each Uisge in Scotland.
There are two caveats, however. 1. whatever it is should have lots of creatures in it - hundreds at least 2. please only recommend books you’ve actually read (I know lots of these books exist, I want to know which people liked)
Illustrations are a bonus, but a general description of legendary creatures is more important than what they look like. The descriptions do not need to be in-depth, just to serve as a jumping off point for research.