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On the trail of the werewolf

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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. It’s 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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ROGER

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! :D

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Pelican_Eel

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

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GreyWeather

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

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VashXTrigun

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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Iron Aden

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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Erikl

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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finthebrit

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

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aaroncox844

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

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Eldorado

On the trail of something daft.

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ZaraKitty

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

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Goodnite

I had a good shift last night-lol.

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Pauly Dangerously

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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ZaraKitty

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

I'd like to know, everything.

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Aus Der Box Skeptisch

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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Uncle Sam

If anything, I would shape shift into a Part-Monkey and Part-Human that way I can utilize both of the advantage traits, allowing for much effective offensive and defensive capabilities. Also having a tail would come in handy quite often while doing everyday chores around the house and at the office.

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