#25 Werewolves Howling

 

Howls in the night

Bark at the Moon

In the era of the Vikings, in Norse mythology there were warriors who wore wolf pelts called berserkers  that sound as though they were shape-shifters. They worked themselves up so much before a fight, it is said they actually turned into the animal.

The World’s first historian, Herodotus living in Greece in the 5th century traveled the known world learning first hand about the people hemet. His book ‘The Histories’ (originally written on ppyrus scrolls) records him learning of the tribes that lived around the Black Sea, and of the Neuri he says “eachof them changes themselves once a year into a wolf in which he remains for a few days before changing back into his human self.

Prhistoric cave paitings show people dressed as wolves. Doning wolf heads and pelts, to capture the spirit of the creature. Transforamtion is said to permit men the Vigor, Cunning, & hunting dexterity of the Wolf (or whatever attributes that you see in the animal)

I know he’s not a werewolf (were fox maybe) but I loved this image

 

 

 

What is a werewolf?

Since 1913 when ‘The Werewolf’ Motion picture was first etablished in the film industry there have been 100s more made

Lycanthropy

1. a Human Transformation into a wolf

2. Clinically more modern use of the word is in reference to a mental illness called lycanthropy in which a patient believes he or she is, or has transformed into, an animal and behaves accordingly. This is sometimes referred to as clinical lycanthropy to distinguish it from its use in legends.

(tho I thought the “Clinical meaning) was someone that grew too much hair (or too fast)

Lycanthropy is the transformation of a human into the form of a wolf, & takes place by magic to satisfy the taste for human flesh or by the desire of the gods as punishent for wrong doing.

Werewolves are men who change into wolf form, however it is not unkown amongst women and children. (Usually a metaphor for puberty and the onset starts around the time) You move around like the animal however you supposedly are able to retain your human reasoning.

If you are harmed as a wolf, then you bring that injury back with you to the human form.

One of the ways you are suppose to determine if someone is werewolf, is that they have a pentagram in their palm, or hairy plams.

Normally the ability to change yourself into a werewolf is hereditary, bitten by a werewolf or a ‘talent you can learn’

Some legends say that if you intentionally transform you must hide your clothes carefully becaue without them, you can not turn back to your human form.

also there’s plenty superstitions abound on how you can become one OTHER than being bitten or a spell. If you are murdered, the son of a priest, eat a wolf, drik from haunted water or from a wolfs paw print, if you are bron on christmas Eve, conceived under a new moon, or sleep at night in the open with moonshine on your face.

Wolfish Names

Fenrir

Fridolph

Luna

Lucid

Lucius

Rolo

Selyna

Ulrika

Ulrik

Wolfe

The Wolfman (1941)

The Wolf Man (1941)

watch here

The Wolf Man (1941)

I wish they would show these movies on Syfy channel again I think they did every October when I first got the channel.

Universal Monsters The Wolfman Black Men's T-shirt By Rock Rebel

Silver Bullet  five-reasons-get-silver-bullet-back-dvd-player/

The Howling

Cursed

The Curse of the Werewolf

An american Werewolf in Paris  &

An American Werewolf in London

Underworld EvolutionGinger SnapsBlood & Chocolate

The Werewolf of London

Underworld series

Blood moon

This is a GREAT site for findng wolfish entertiainment  http://www.werewolf-movies.com/

 

 

 

‘You know you’re a werewolf when’

Gut wrenching pain in all your bones as they and your organs undergo the transition from Human to animal and your perceptual awareness changes.

-Your tounge gets dry and you get thirsty

-Have an abnormal fear of water (akin to a rabid dog)

-You have a unibrow,

-your nails grow abnormally fast & long.

Wolves have

Marrok

The Alpha of ALL alphas

(or at least calld so in the Alpha & Omega book series)

Are you a werewolf?

Becoming a werewolf

hair in the palm or a pentagram in the palm

(birth mark that looks like a crescent moon or pentagram)

  • different visual capabilities,
  • sharper hearing and a
  • better sense of smell.
  • faster than most humans

Howl Like the Wolfman

The Wolfman (Unrated)

watch here

The Wolfman (Unrated)

This is a remake of the classic black and white. I did not care for this, I do not recall anything of the movie.

True life & Fiction TYPES of (were)wolves

*Silver Thorn

*Silver Back

Grey wolf

Dire (from Game of Thrones)

Red Wolf

Arctic Wolf

Indian

Ethiopoian

Eastern

Humalayan

*denotes types I thought of

(if writing a story you can use these as types and yes If I know of one from a movie or tv show I will post it)

Ways to turn into a werewolf

MAGIC SALVEs were sometimes used by humans to transform into wolves and rubbed over the body One ‘receipe’ included

Fat from disinterred children, hemlock, aconite,poplar leaves, soot or cowsbane (not wolvesbane!:!?) sweet flag, cinquefoil, bat’s blood,deadly nightshade & oil. Some also included Booiled Wolfsbane, opium, Foxgloves & bat blood

However the salve alone was not enough, you woud have to also speak incantations (tho’ the above & folowing are not the ones that were used together.)

“I __(insert name)____ offer to thee, Great spirit of the unknown, this night of (date) My body my soul, on condition that thou grantest me, from this night to the hour of my death, the power of metamorphosing, nocturnally, into a wolf. I beg, I pray, I implore thee -Thee, unparalleled Phantom of Darkness, to make me a werewolf, a werewolf!”

“Come, Oh come!””Tis night! Tis night! and the moon shines white over pine and snow capped hil. The shadows stray through burn and brae and dance in the sparkling rill.

Tis Night! Tis Night! and the devils light casts glimmering beams around. The maras dance, the nisses prance on the flower enameled ground. Tis Night! Tis Night! and the werewolf’s might makes man and nature shiver, yet its feirce grey head and stealthy tread are nought to thee, Oh river!

River, River, River Oh water strong, that swirls along i prithee a werewolf make me. Of all things dear, my soul, I swear, In death shall not forsake thee.

Battle for Alpha

HOWLing good tunes

The werewolf of London

bark at the moon

http://www.werewolves.com/167-werewolf-inspired-songs-for-werewolves/

http://www.werewolfcafe.com/music.php

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