Werewolves. People who shapeshift into howling, bloodthirsty wolves by the light of the full moon. As Lord Byron noted, this affliction is also known as lycanthropy. Itís a superstition that dates back centuries and has been popularized by books of fiction and dozens of films.
Virtually every culture on the planet has lore and traditions of were-creatures.
Sticks and stone didnt break my bone,
But old age is starting to Hurt me!
Posted 05 October 2005 - 01:09 PM
In my state of Wisconsin live many Native American ( Indians) tribes. Their verbal history is rich in man -to-animal transformations. I believe the stories are for life and Moral teachings of the next generations. Yet some stories are based on Historical Facts. So I don't know if a human can transform or not. I cant ,
But some times my Wife in the mornings turns in to a BEAR!
We pray for one last landing/ On the planet that gave us birth/ Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies/ And the cool, green hills of Earth.
Robert A. Heinlein
a bear,wow to me werewolf legend is very beautiful... lithuanian folklore also mentions werewolves or "dogheads", but it isnt rich in this. I never knew a werewolf has something similar to an ape as many sightings claim this. I always thought theyre just big wolwes
Who needs drugs when you have everything you need inside you?
According to greek mythology, there was a King named Lycaon, who set a dish of human flesh before the god Zeus, disgusted from this, Zeus punished Lycaon, and turned him into a wolf. (some say that he dished up his own son).
hey just to throw my two cents in there. lycanthropy doesnt nesecarily have to do with werewolves. It can be used when refering to any were creature/ skin wearer. Just thought id add that for those who care. sincerly fin