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  Werewolf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The werewolves of the Christian dispensation were not, however, all considered to be heretics or viciously disposed towards mankind.
Many of the werewolves were most innocent and God-fearing persons, who suffered through the witchcraft of others, or simply from an unhappy fate, and who as wolves behaved in a truly touching fashion, fawning upon and protecting their benefactors.
Many modern werewolves are also supposedly immune to damage caused by ordinary weapons, being vulnerable only to silver objects (usually a bullet or blade).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Werewolf   (2565 words)

 Werewolves ~ Lycanthropy
Werewolves are immune from aging and from most physical diseases due to the constant regeneration of their physical tissue.
Like real wolves, werewolves can live alone for many years, yet the instinct for a pack often leads them away from their secretive lifestyle, into revealing their nature to a priest or close associate, or converting another to werewolfry for companionship.
The remaining werewolves in the pack are called Beta werewolves because they became werewolves through the bite of the Alpha and carry the Alpha's tainted blood.
www.crystalinks.com /werewolves.html   (961 words)

 Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Werewolves have been traced back to the origins of mankind.
Werewolves are only second to vampires in terms of popularity.
It is either considered as a psychiatric state in which the patient believes he is a wolf or a magical ability to assume the form and characteristics of a wolf.
werewolves.monstrous.com   (218 words)

The concept of werewolves, or lycanthropes, is possibly based on the myth of Lycaon.
The legends of werewolves have been told since the ancient Greeks and are known all over the world.
In the dark Middle Ages, the Church stigmatized the wolf as the personification of evil and a servant of Satan himself.
www.pantheon.org /articles/w/werewolf.html   (393 words)

 The Werewolves of Birch
Werewolves do not have an auspice derived from their birth moon, but the social role they fill determines the gifts most readily available (should they ever learn any).
Werewolves in humanoid form do not benefit from regeneration, but so not suffer any special harm from silver; it hurts them only as much as it does any other member of their humanoid race (generally human, but lycanthropes of other races do exist).
Werewolves in this form can use bite and claw attacks, although their claws only do lethal damage to lycanthropes instead of aggravated; they cannot use hand-held weapons or any combat techniques specific to a humanoid body.
pages.sbcglobal.net /dmaberry/miscgaming/birch-werewolves.html   (1316 words)

 The Horror of the Werewolf
Werewolves, or wolf-men, have been fabled and dreaded monsters in numerous cultures throughout the world for centuries[the same ones as above, in which wolves themselves are already demonized].
You many recognize [werewolves] by these marks: they are pale, their vision feeble, their eyes dry, tongue very dry, and the flow of saliva stopped; but they are thirsty.
Werewolves simply are creatures possessed by a demon, very sick, or who, through some physical way, accrue the virus that leads to the cursed transformation.
www.wolfsongalaska.org /horror_werewolf.html   (820 words)

Some of the same physical explanations are given for people believing they were werewolves and the werewolf hysteria as for witches and vampires.
Werewolves are also linked with insanity and madness from early on.
But in the Middle Ages, werewolves were most often thought to be witches who deliberately turned themselves into wolves by performing a magical ritual that included rubbing their naked bodies with special ointment and wearing of a magical girdle of wolf skin or a wolf pelt
www.midnightblood.com /werewolves.htm   (437 words)

It's the faith in the horrible stench of the herb that causes werewolves to be repulsed by it.
You still believe, however, that the werewolves' change into the monstrous form is related only to the full moon.
Werewolves happen to be susceptible to a silver bullet that penetrates their brain.
members.aol.com /bbchdarksavant/werewolves.htm   (3582 words)

 Penda's Bears Her Fangs at Werewolves
In the movie, The Werewolf of London (Universal Studios, 1935), as well as the countless movies that followed, werewolves have been portrayed man-like creatures bitten by other werewolves, with lots of fur who growl and attack on rise of the full moon.
This is a Hollywood treatment of werewolves, for traditionally victims were not always bitten, but born as a werewolf or traded away their souls for the power to transform into huge wolves.
There are many men in modern history that can be called werewolves, but a main criteria is whether or not they cannibalized their victims.
www.pendasrealm.com /Werewolves.html   (2093 words)

 Wolf Country, Myth and Stories, Werewolves
The term "were" is from the old english word "wer" meaning man, Thus, werewolves, man-wolves, are half human and half animal.
Werewolves were believed to have two origins, voluntary and involuntary.
Some werewolves were believed to be sinners transformed by god for thier actions.
www.wolfcountry.net /information/myth_stories/werewolves.html   (460 words)

 The Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These are not the werewolves you've seen in movies like "The Howling." They do not drool and eat human flesh.
Werewolves are peaceful and have lived in harmony with the Native Americas for thousands of years.
The few remaining European werewolves are mostly in the northern parts of Russia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland.
www.frontiernet.net /~tzuleger/fantasy/wolfbios.htm   (278 words)

 Werewolves Legends - The Dark Chamber
Also werewolves could easily be recognized, as they had thick eyebrows that covered the nose, red and curved nails, had hair under the tongue (!), and they couldn't look at the sky nor climb more than 3 steps (!!).
In the "scientific" aspect of the word, werewolves would be able to shape-shift into a wolf at will, or be influenced by some moon cycle (traditionally the full moon phase) or be influenced by certain sounds like howling.
Also werewolves can live alone for a very long time, but sooner or later they end up gathering or joining a group of their kind, in which one of them is always a kind of leader, this one being called the "Alpha werewolf".
www.angelfire.com /moon/darkchamber/monthsub/msu_were.htm   (1457 words)

 History of Werewolves
Making the sign of a cross near a werewolf or calling him by his human name was supposed to work, if the name used was the one the werewolf was baptized with, and if it was repeated three times.
Most werewolves had to have someone change them back and that was not always possible.
Most ordinary werewolves were changed against their will.
www.angelfire.com /ok/ladyhorror/wolves.html   (611 words)

 Half Human, Half Animal: Tales of Werewolves and Related Creatures by Jamie Hall
Although werewolves take up the most significant chunk of the book the related creatures include: enchanted dolphins, snake people, human hyenas, etc. The commentary outside the tales could have been beefed up a bit.
In decree 848, passed in 1973, President Peron gave full scholarships to these boys [who were suspected werewolves due to their being the seventh consecutive boy in a family].
Werewolves and other shapeshifters have haunted the world's folklore from time immemorial.
www.2think.org /halfhuman.shtml   (568 words)

 Netpets, Inc. / The Kids' Room / #1 - Ghostly, Ghastly, Creepy, Crawly ...
For example, some say werewolves are just men wearing a wolves' heads — but others say a werewolf is a man who turns partially, or all the way, into a wolf.
Werewolves are usually men, but can also be women and children.
Werewolves in Germany, Greece, and Serbia are thought to become vampires after death.
www.chirpingbird.com /netpets/html/features/oct/ghostly1.html   (659 words)

Were is Old English for man, and in studying reports of werewolves it becomes apparent that many of them were very closely bound up with sorcery and fl magic.
If werewolves are not merely an absurd delusion, then they are evidence of some power of metamorphosis that we do not at present understand.
Werewolves and vampires have been reported as existing side by side in the mythologies of many cultures, but they have a special relationship in the southern Balkan area, from whence the modern vampire myth comes.
www.gothicpress.freeserve.co.uk /Werewolves.htm   (1067 words)

 Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The wolves were about to close in a little more, but somebody sneaked out of the werewolves lair and went to the kitchen and turned on the music.
When the werewolves were about to bite, music came on and the werewolves all stopped in their tracks.
They accidentally bumped into the werewolves The werewolves were closing in to them again.
www.netspace.org /users/rabyd/covenpride/Werewolves.html   (270 words)

 TIP Forums -> Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It seems that werewolves are used almost as a bogeyman character in the wizarding world.
If the only werewolves are Lupin and other cursed humans, then there can no longer be wolves who can pass on the curse.
Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).
www.theinkpen.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=520   (2092 words)

 Werewolf: Odd Questions about Vampire and Werewolves
If someone wants to show me that vampires or werewolves are real and that some of the information I have posted is wrong then I am always open to see the evidence.
Werewolves, however, are depicted in a different light.
There are also myths and legends that tell of people seeking out the knowledge of a werewolf or seeking to make a deal with a werewolf so it would seem that they can at least be negotiated and reasoned with on some level.
www.zerotime.com /night/odd.htm   (1108 words)

 ZetaTalk: Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Werewolves exist, but not in the form portrayed in the media.
The media image portrays a change in form under the influence of a full moon, and this all quite out of the control of the human infected by a bite.
Tormented in the villages, rabid victims often sought the quiet of the woods to soothe their hyper-irritable nerves.
www.zetatalk.com /beinghum/b44.htm   (235 words)

Although most people know werewolves as simply creatures of nightmares and horror movies they were once viewed as real beasts that savagely killed.
The creatures are less feared in today's society but the sheer terror could still be inflicted- fear of wolves and things that go bump in the night is almost natural.
Most werewolves claim they change into the hybrid by rubbing salve on themselves.
www.meta-religion.com /Paranormale/Cryptozoology/Humanoid/werewolves.htm   (819 words)

 Wolves and Werewolves
To begin with, the basic term relating to werewolves is "lycanthropy," borrowed from the name Lycaon, an ancient Greek king whom the god Zeus transformed into a wolf for attempting to practice cannibalism at Zeus' expense!
The answer lies in the basic historical truth that werewolves were once taken very seriously.
Werewolves are sometimes portrayed as glad of their unique powers, other times as innocently cursed, and our attitudes towards them are shaped accordingly.
www.wolfsongalaska.org /wolves_and_wherewolves.html   (449 words)

 Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although most people know werewolves as simply creatures of nightmares and horror movies, they were once viewed as real beasts who killed savagely.
The creatures are less feared in today's society but the sheer terror can still be inflicted; fear of wolves and things that go bump in the night is almost natural.
In most cases those who believe they can change into werewolves are considered mentally ill. In 1589 a German man named Stubbe Peeter was put to trial for the murder of twenty five adults and children, including his own son.
www.qsl.net /w5www/werewolves.html   (813 words)

 HOWL! Werewolves, Wolves, and How to Howl!
Here you'll find information on werewolves, wolves, some of my thoughts on each, instructions on how to howl (mostly for the benefit of some of the humans out there whose amateurish attempts are driving a few of us absolutely crazy.
There are tales of werewolves in the earliest records including the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Werewolves have been called many names including, but not limited to Werwolf, Garou, Veerwolf, Oberoten, Shifters, Lobizón, Loup-garou, Mactire, Bisclaveret, Varulv, Shape-shifters, Wendigo, Kelpie, Pouka, Botu, Selki, and many others.
www.cyberwolfman.com /howl.htm   (1683 words)

 Vampires and Werewolves
Werewolves, being too mindless to know this, often devour blood and flesh.
The differences between Vampires and Werewolves are the result of differences in the natures of the infected persons.
But the mortals of any given region tend to identify these mysterious beast-men with the wolves, lions, or bears that are native to the area.
web.cetlink.net /~farrier/ordog.htm   (1560 words)

 Werewolves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Werewolves are shapeshifters who tend to shy away from contact with any but their own kind.
I saw a werewolve with a Chinese menu in his hand Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain He was looking for a place called Lee Ho Fook's Gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein Werewolves of London
This HandBook is an attempt to present information on real WereCreatures, both the Werewolves and such of folklore from around the world, continued sightings of such things in modern times, and people who claim to be WereCreatures today in the modern world.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/monsters_werewolves.htm   (328 words)

 Werewolves: The Myths & The Truths
There are as many bizarre stories of werewolves as there are cases when lycanthropes have recovered after thorough treatment.
Secondly, a portrait and the transformation process and a typical ritual of werewolves are described.
The influence of werewolves on European literature is also illustrated.
members.tripod.com /alam25/index.htm   (448 words)

 Las Vegas Weekly:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lone bright spot is Kate Beckinsale as Selene, a vampire assassin who’s spent her life rooting out the werewolves to the point that they’re now nearly extinct.
The vampires and werewolves bite each other, sure, but they spend far more time with martial arts and two-fisted gun techniques (the vampires fire silver bullets and the werewolves fire ultraviolet charges).
Underneath all of this, there might just be some sort of social commentary, with the aristocratic vampires keeping the animalistic werewolves living underground (it’s even revealed they were once kept as slaves).
www.lasvegasweekly.com /2003/09_18/cinema_screen7.html   (441 words)

 Debunking Werewolves
The short-lived television show Wolf Lake, which I liked immensely, was the only contemporary exploration of werewolves (outside the cheesy adolescent show Animorphs) that actually covered the ideas behind werewolves in the medieval sense.
Werewolves are a part of a mysticism that was created as a metaphor for the hatred of pagans by the Christians.
A misunderstood animal was taken from nature and used to represent non-monotheistic religions in a negative way, and that’s how this whole lycanthropy mess got started.
www.pararesearchers.org /Cryptozoology/werewolves/werewolves.html   (661 words)

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