Thu, Sep 29|
Mythical Creatures of Maine
Christopher Packard will discuss his new book, "Mythical Creatures of Maine: Fantastic Beasts from Legend and Folklore" as we take a tour through the deep history of Maine through stories about mysterious, outlandish, and terrifying creatures, cryptids, and beings.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Unity, 38 School St, Unity, ME 04988, USA
Learn how a biologist and science teacher came to write a book about mythical creatures as we survey the creatures of folklore that populate our state. From Wabanaki creatures to modern cryptozoology and everything in between including sailors, French Canadian settlers, lumberjacks, and guides we'll look at creatures known to the people who know the land best. We will discuss how and if these creatures really exist as well as the importance and meaning of cultural stories as we discuss how these beliefs and stories are related across cultures in Maine and around the world.