Werewolf

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Woodcut of a werewolf attack, by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1512

A werewolf is a mythical monster. It is a human who turns into a fearsome wolf-like creature during the full moon. There are characteristics that make werewolves special, and that allow a person to tell them apart from real wolves, such as the eyes, shape, and tail. When in human form, werewolves look and act like any normal human being, although they usually appear to be ill around nights were there is a full moon. When in wolf form, the werewolf does not keep the mind of the human, and it cannot resist attacking humans; the werewolf may attack their best friends. A werewolf can be killed with silver bullets. However, a werewolf cannot be killed by silver crosses or holy water, like vampires. When a werewolf dies, it turns back into a human. It is said that humans can be turned into werewolves by having been bitten by another werewolf.

ETYMOLOGY

Werewolf—In the late Old English werewulf "means a person with the power to turn into a wolf," from wer "man, male person." Similar formation in Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf, Swedish varulf. In the ancient Persian calendar, the eighth month (October-November) was Varkazana-, literally "(Month of the) Wolf-Men. Lycanthrop from Greek lykanthropos "wolf-man," from lykos "wolf" + anthropos "man." Originally a form of madness (described by ancient writers) in which the afflicted thought he was a wolf.

HISTORY

HABITAT

Werewolf always consume food in human form, however if they attack somebody when they are in a werewolf form they never eat him. You can see them often in forests but also near lakes, rivers, and caves. They are nocturnal creature. Reproduction: If werewolf scratch you, you will become a werewolf in full moon.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE It is an enormous(as tall as a horse) but thicker and much more muscular creature. It has a long wolf-like muzzle, revealing a line of dagger-like incisors. A lot of stories say that the werewolf is and amazing creature that transforms from a human into a beast. When transforming his eyes become red and his veins become dark and hairs grow.

BEHAVIOR

Werewolf usually appears close to a mountain and forest at full moon night. They are carnivorous, they hunt rabbit, chicken, and human. Humans are their favorite prey. They are very brutal, when they are killing an animal, they usually just kill for fun. When a human change to werewolf at a full moon night, he will lost his memory. At this time, he is just a crazy monster, which is not afraid of anything, they might be afraid just of silver products, like silver coin. And if you want to kill them, use your gun with a silver bullet. And when they die, don't forget to burn their bodies, if your didn't, maybe they will resurrect. And the last thing, don't get bitten by any werewolf, if you get bitten, you will become a werewolf too, that's a curse.

Some of the earliest myths of werewolves are those of Greek and Romania roots. Ovid in the Metamorphoses, told of King Lycaeon, who was visited by gods. Skeptical of them being true gods he decided to test them by serving human flesh in their banquet of honor. Cannibalism is frowned upon in many parts of the world, past or present (especially in that particular area). When the gods discovered the tainted meal they changed King Lycaeon into a Werewolf. Since he obviously liked human flesh, the wolven form would be more acceptable for when he took part in his little "activity."The word Lycanthropy originates from Greek roots (Lykoi meaning wolf and anthropos meaning man)

Mostly based on various myths, stories and movies.