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On the trail of the werewolf


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Posted 05 October 2005 - 10:29 AM

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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.

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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 ,

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 01:29 PM

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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


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Posted 05 October 2005 - 02:14 PM

"dog heads"? heh, reminds me of the egyptian god Anubis...

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 08:27 PM

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).

from this story, comes the term;  Lycanthrope

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 03:57 AM

I saw a special on the family that had the boys covered in hair. They looked pretty creepy. I couldn't figure out how they all had hot girlfriends.


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Posted 08 October 2005 - 12:22 AM

I bet viking berserker warriors, dressed in bear skins and drugged to ruthlessly butcher everyone around them, helped inspiring these legends as well.

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 02:40 AM

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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.
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:22 AM

i am one so if ju whant to know more let me know


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

It'd be cool to be able to shape shift.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

I had a good shift last night-lol.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

View Postaaroncox844, on 08 July 2012 - 02:22 AM, said:

i am one so if ju whant to know more let me know

I'd like to know how the conservation of energy applies to the change.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

View Postaaroncox844, on 08 July 2012 - 02:22 AM, said:

i am one so if ju whant to know more let me know
I'd like to know, everything.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:54 AM

View Postaaroncox844, on 08 July 2012 - 02:22 AM, said:

i am one so if ju whant to know more let me know
I hope this doesn't turn into another role playing (tos) type set of posts.

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