Yes im very nerdy about werewolves. And here are some info i took my time to write enjoy it :)
Turning into a Werewolf
many people think its possible to turn into a werewolf, and others think the oppoite, but theres millions of questions about 'what type of moon should it be when i go turn into a werewolf?' 'can i only turn at night?' 'can i only turn on a full moon?' 'is it painfull transforming?' and the most asked question.'HOW DO I TURN INTO ONE?' . wana find out then read on
BECOMING A WEREWOLF
there are many methods of turning into a werewolf
the easiest (and ewwwest) is removing all your clothes and puting on a belt made of wolfskin.
otheres ways are..to drink water from the animal footprint left in the ground (er if u wana be a werewolf thn ya gota drink from a wolf or a werewolf pawprint) and you could also try drinking from certain enchanted streams.
you could also try sleeping outside on a full moon on a friday night.
and theres also something about doin a backflip over a treestump (but um im not exactly sure bout tht one)
MYTHS AND LEGENDS
According to Russian lore, a child born on December 24 shall be a werewolf. Folklore and literature also depict that a werewolf can be spawned from two werewolf parents.
werewolves were initiated by draining a cup of specially prepared beer and repeating a set formula.
In Galician, Portuguese, and Brazilian folklore, it is the seventh of the sons (but sometimes the seventh child, a boy, after a line of six daughters) who becomes a werewolf
In Portugal, the seventh daughter is supposed to become a witch and the seventh son a werewolf; the seventh son often gets the Christian name "Bento" (Portuguese form of "Benedict", meaning "blessed") as this is believed to prevent him from becoming a werewolf later in life
The power of transforming others into wild beasts was attributed not only to malignant sorcerers, but to Christian saints as well
some irish familys are supposedly doomed to be a wolf for seven years
THE JOBES OF WEREWOLVES
werewolves were the Hounds of God. they were warriors who went down into hell to do battle with witches and demons. Their efforts ensured that the Devil and his minions did not carry off the abundance of the earth down to hell. Thiess was steadfast in his assertions, claiming that werewolves in Germany and Russia also did battle with the devil's minions in their own versions of hell, and insisted that when werewolves died, their souls were welcomed into heaven as reward for their service
werewolves are belived to be the protectors of vampires, years before the battle between 'werewolves and vampires' werewolves worked for the vampires protecting them, many believe that they were also the vampires servents but the servents of the vampires were hell hounds, snet out to do the dirty work. the legendary battle between werewolves and vampires was believed to be caused by the werewolves taking strike and not protecting the vampires as told to, and other believe it was due to the vampires feeling threatened by the werewolves and wanting to kill them all of so they could be safe from danger.
VULNERABILITIES OF A WEREWOLF
the most common being an aversion to wolfsbane (a plant that supposedly sprouted from weeds watered by the drool of Cerberus.
Unlike vampires, werewolves are not harmed by religious artifacts such as crucifixes and holy water.
Another vulnerability is to use a weapon of pure silver (bullet, knife etc). To stab a werewolf with a silver dagger, or to shoot it with a silver bullet is said to not only kill a werewolf, but to also cause it agony in the time before it dies, rather resembling being slowly burned from the inside.
the history of werewolves
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.
The history of the werewolf can be traced back to Greek mythology, when the god Lykaon was turned into a wolf after serving Zues human flesh. This myth helped fuel a cult in Arcadia which involved human sacrifice and the thought of transformation into wolves. Although lycanthropy is usually associated with the metamorphosis into a wolf-human hybrid, different legends include the mutation into bears, cats and birds of prey.
During the medieval times, the fear of werewolves took grip of Europe. Wolves were known to attack man, as wolves during those times had no reason to fear man; guns were unheard of. In most of Europe, the fear of werewolves included wolfmen ("berserkers") who wore wolves skin and killed savagely. Germans, however, viewed the wolf with honor. Names such as Wolfgang and Wolfhard were common. As Christianity slowly gained prominence, such beliefs were condemned as Satanic.
exclusively part of the folklore of the Shetland Islands of Scotland. It is described as a man, covered with short brown hair but with a wolf's head.
Unlike most werewolves, the wulver kept to itself and was not aggressive if left in peace. He spent most of his time sitting on a rock, still known as The Wulver's Stane, fishing, and was reported to have occasionally left fish on the window sills of poor families. The last reported sighting was early in the 20th century
Gevaudan .. the werewolf :D
The Beast of Gévaudan is a name given to man-eating wolf-like animals that terrorized the former province of Gévaudan, in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France from 1764 to 1767.
The beasts were consistently described by eyewitnesses as having formidable teeth and immense tails. Their fur had a reddish tinge, and was said to have emitted an unbearable odor. They killed their victims by tearing at their throats with their teeth.
The number of victims claimed by the beasts differ according to source, however, de Beaufort (1987) estimated a toll of 210 attacks resulting in 113 deaths and 49 injuries. Ninety-eight of the victims killed were partially eaten.Author Brockis claims 25 women, 68 children, and 6 men were killed, with over 30 others injured
All animals operated outside of ordinary wolf packs, though eyewitness accounts indicate that in some instances they were accompanied by a smaller female which did not take part in the attacks