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Is it a tale or the truth?! What do you think of Werewolves?

When the the moonlight has a real effect on people that become something part of the unknown!! How is it possible? I believe all stories have some kind of truth behind each one of them. Its just that somewhere down the line the story got changed, but they have some sort of the truth behind them. I know that they didn't come from someone looking for fame back in the day; due to the fact that they did not gain anything from it because they were thought of as strange and out casted for speaking of such things! Werewolves (Lycans) have always had a fear to them for people throughout the decades. Simply because deep down people believe the stories even if they do not want to admit it out loud to anyone else. People fear the unknown or unusual. People are also curious by nature in such outlandish things or things that may be possible. The question is if you believe in the stories or just have no interest in them at all, but if that were the case then you wouldn't be looking at this webpage about Lycans (werewolves) now would you?! lol

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About Danny


Aug 1, 2006

We've all heard the werewolf legends: When the moon grows full, so goes the legend, a man is transformed into a beast - he grows hair, and acquires awesome powers.

But what if it weren't the light of the moon but rather genetics that gave the werewolves of legend all that hair? The powers, though, remain the stuff of myth.

For Danny Ramos Gomez, 23, genetics is the reason people call him "the wolf man." Danny has a condition called hypertrichosis, which causes his body to produce an abnormal amount of hair everywhere.

Danny's 26-year-old brother, Larry, also has hypertrichosis. The brothers are known for their daredevil feats in a Mexican circus.

But when they were little, it was different. They were both part of a freak show, exhibited like animals and called "wolf children."

"They kept them locked up, and they wouldn't let them come out until show time," said Betty Tampa, a circus performer partner of Danny's. "They were locked up inside a trailer. They couldn't even go near the curtains." Danny said he was too young to remember how it felt being in the circus. But Mundo Campo, whose father owns the circus in which Danny now performs, will never forget.

"So [the brothers] were in a cage inside, and they were sitting in two chairs," Campo said. "I told my father about it and said, 'You know, the saddest part of this is they're never going to be out of this cage, right? They are going to be in the cages forever.'" Campo convinced his father to hire the boys and train them in the circus arts.

"We began working as magicians. Then I started on the trampoline, and from the trampoline I went to become a trapeze artist," Danny said. "Someday I want to work in the large circuses in order to be more popular, not with the public but with the circus people."

Public Perception

Except for his excessive hair, Danny is by all other accounts normal. But there are still people who view him as a freak.

"They perceive him as a wolf - actually, as a person from another world, and they insult him," Tampa said. "They say things to him and they howl at him."

Danny said some people do treat him badly. "I don't take it seriously. I know who I am inside."

Danny is perhaps the least affected by the way he looks, and he said he's just a normal guy. "I play football, I play video games," he said. "I go to the movies. I am the same as everybody, except what you see on my face, that's all."

One of his closest friends is Robbie, Campo's 5-year-old son, who accepts him inside and out.

Robbie remembers the first time he saw Danny. "I thought something was gonna happen," he said, "because first I believed in monsters and wolves and everything."

Children are Danny's greatest fans. During his performances, he mesmerizes them with his skills as much as his appearance.

One of his youngest spectators, a little girl named Gaby, said Danny deserves to be respected - that he's not an animal, he's a human. "They shouldn't call him[wolf man] because then they stop treating him like a person," she said.

Geneticist Dr. Luis Figuera, an expert in hypertrichosis at Mexico's Center for Biomedical Research, has studied people with the condition for more than 20 years.

"Hypertrichosis has no connection with the moon or any connection with wolves," Figuera said.

Figuera's research on why his patients can't stop growing hair could one day help those who can't grow it at all.

"If we could identify the factor, or the reason why hair grows beyond what is expected, it would be another step into understanding and perhaps help solve the problem of baldness," Figuera said.

Detecting the Gene

Over the years, Figuera has collected blood samples from Danny's family to map the hypertrichosis gene.

"This kind of hypertrichosis as shown in this family is very rare," Figuera said. "As far as I know, there are two or three families in the world [with it].

"We believe that this is a gene which was functioning a long time ago in the evolution of man when primates were becoming men," he said.

According to Figuera, as humans evolved, certain genes that were unnecessary for survival mutated and were turned off. Figuera believes that, in Danny's family, the gene for hypertrichosis was somehow accidentally turned back on.

"In his family, there are at least five generations [of] people with this problem," he said. "I would say that there are about 20 affected persons in the family, including men and women." Danny's grandmother does not have hypertrichosis, but she carries the mutation and passed it on to her children.

Genetic research has linked the condition to the X chromosome. That means if a woman carries the gene, she has a 50-50 chance of passing it on to her offspring, whether she has a boy or a girl. If a male carries the gene, 100 percent of his female children will be affected, but none of his sons.

Case in point: Danny's brother, Larry, who also has hypertrichosis, has a son who was born without the mutated gene. However, Danny passed the gene on to his 6-year-old daughter, Daniela.

Danny's cousins, Lili and Carla, his sister, Jamie, and his daughter, Daniela, all have varying degrees of hypertrichosis.

Lili said people just stare at her. But she said she still doesn't do anything to remove the hair. "I have gotten used to being this way."

Carla said she never wished for a face and body with less hair. "This is how I was born and how I am going to be."

But Jamie removes her excess hair constantly - she waxes every three days. She is pregnant and said if her baby is born with this condition, she'd "love him the same."

Danny's Love Life

As for Danny, he is loved by his 21-year-old girlfriend, Lucy, and they've been together for three years.

"Well, people always say we are different, and a girl like me ... deserves something better," Lucy said. Despite what people say, Lucy insisted she doesn't care, adding, "I love him." Lucy said she's most attracted to Danny's eyes. "They show great tenderness." Lucy has never seen Danny's face without all the hair, and she said she doesn't want to. "I know him this way," she said. " I love him, and perhaps if he had no hair, well, then he would not be the same."

For now, there is no treatment for the condition of hypertrichosis - only for its most obvious symptom, the hair.

Werewolf with moon

How to become a Werewolf

Various methods for becoming a werewolf have been reported, one of the simplest being the removal of clothing and putting on a belt made of wolfskin, probably as a substitute for the assumption of an entire animal skin (which also is frequently described). In other cases, the body is rubbed with a magic salve. To drink rainwater out of the footprint of the animal in question or to drink from certain enchanted streams were also considered effectual modes of accomplishing metamorphosis. The 16th century Swedish writer Olaus Magnus says that the Livonian werewolves were initiated by draining a cup of specially prepared beer and repeating a set formula. Ralston in his Songs of the Russian People gives the form of incantation still familiar in Russia.

In Italy, France and Germany, it was said that a man could turn into a werewolf if he, on a certain Wednesday or Friday, slept outside on a summer night with the full moon shining directly on his face.

In other cases, the transformation was supposedly accomplished by Satanic allegiance for the most loathsome ends, often for the sake of satin a craving for human flesh. "The werewolves", writes Richard Verstegan (Restitution of Decayed Intelligence, 1628),

are certayne sorcerers, who having annoynted their bodies with an ointment which they make by the instinct of the devil, and putting on a certayne inchaunted girdle, does not only unto the view of others seem as wolves, but to their own thinking have both the shape and nature of wolves, so long as they wear the said girdle. And they do dispose themselves as very wolves, in worrying and killing, and most of humane creatures.

Such were the views about lycanthropy current throughout the continent of Europe when Verstegan wrote.

The phenomenon of repercussion, the power of animal metamorphosis, or of sending out a familiar, real or spiritual, as a messenger, and the supernormal powers conferred by association with such a familiar, are also attributed to the magician, male and female, all the world over; and witch superstitions are closely parallel to, if not identical with, lycanthropic beliefs, the occasional involuntary character of lycanthropy being almost the sole distinguishing feature. In another direction the phenomenon of repercussion is asserted to manifest itself in connection with the bush-soul of the West African and the nagual of Central America; but though there is no line of demarcation to be drawn on logical grounds, the assumed power of the magician and the intimate association of the bush-soul or the nagual with a human being are not termed lycanthropy. Nevertheless it will be well to touch on both these beliefs here.

The curse of lycanthropy was also considered by some scholars as being a divine punishment. Werewolf literature shows many examples of God or saints allegedly cursing those who invoked their wrath with werewolfism. Those who were excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church were also said to become werewolves.

The power of transforming others into wild beasts was attributed not only to malignant sorcerers, but to Christian saints as well. Omnes angeli, boni et Mali, ex virtute naturali habent potestatem transmutandi corpora nostra ("All angels, good and bad have the power of transmutating our bodies") was the dictum of St. Thomas Aquinas. St. Patrick was said to have transformed the Welsh king Vereticus into a wolf; Natalis supposedly cursed an illustrious Irish family whose members were each doomed to be a wolf for seven years. In other tales the divine agency is even more direct, while in Russia, again, men supposedly became werewolves when incurring the wrath of the Devil.

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What are Lycans?

Lycans are creatures similar to werebeasts, with one expectation..they have only 2 forms and neither of them are human. Lycans appear to be normal everyday run of the mill animals (including common house pets), but when they are angered they shape change into rather large and very dangerous beasts forms of their normal selves. Lycans are fairly intelligent, less than a human but damn smart for an animal. They can quickly learn to understand a language, as well as communicate their wants and needs to someone they have been around long, and who's

intelligent enough to pick it up. Lycans are mostly harmless, at least they look that way, in their natural form and even behave exactly their other normal counterparts; but it's when they are pissed off that their true nature is revealed that opinions of the animal will rapidly change. Lycans are still so similar to their normal kin that they become attached and loyal to many people, if those people take care of and feed it and show it proper affection, like a normal pet. Of course, once a Lycan's true nature is will no longer be a normal pet, instead it will be one helluva pet. The history of the Lycan isn't really known, but certain very high level magic-users that can create life have been known to more than one of these creatures around their dwelling, guarding it most likely.

There are 2 common types of Lycans; dogs and cats (domestic/house). Although there are other types of Lycans, they are far far less common than the simple dog and cat variety, some of these other Lycans include monkeys, lizards, birds, 'toy dragons', and rarest of the rare...the BIG cats. There is also a super rare sub-type of Lycans, commonly called the Battlycans. The Battlycans get their from the fact that they are perfect riding mounts, and don't seem to mind it, though some are non-mountable. Of all the types, only large toy dragons, large lizards, large dogs, large monkeys, and the big cats can ever be Battlycans. Some Lycans are feral, and such do roam in wild packs. If there is a Battlycan in the group, it will be the Alphalycan (if it's an adult). Wolf Lycan packs are known to be in the Americas (plus monkeys and cats in south America).

Breeding: If 2 Lycans breed, the litter will be all Lycan. If a Battlycan breeds with

another, each baby has a 10% chance of being a Battlycan, but they will all be Lycans. If a Lycan breeds with a normal animal (of it's same species) each baby has a 50% chance of being a Lycan, if one is Lycan it has a 1% chance of being a Battlycan. If a Battlycan breeds with a normal animal, each baby has a 75% chance of being a Lycan, and each Lycan baby has a 5% chance of being a Battlycan.

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Ed and Lorraine Warren

The New England Society for Psychic Research

Ed and Lorraine Warren are considered the foremost experts on supernatural phenomena. They have helped families and individuals worldwide, battling ghosts, demons, and other manifestations of the paranormal. This is a case of the man Bill Ramsey, "A true story of demonic possession" and is detailed in a book called "WEREWOLF". Ed and Lorraine became aware of Ramsey's plight from a segment on a television show called "Incredible Sunday" and managed to track him down in London with the help of police.

The investigation begins:

"BILL RAMSEY AS A YOUNG BOY" Like many imaginative nine year olds, Bill often liked to play alone. Companions had a way of inhibiting him; with them, he had to play "real" games. But when he was alone, his mind was free to roam, and he could be anybody from The man in the Iron Mask to Flash Gordon. There was even music in his head, the way there was in the rousing movies at the Saturday matinee. And there were always pretty damsels he was rescuing, damsels who rewarded him with a tender kiss and a rose, symbolic of their esteem for him. Bill often played alone in his back yard and although it wasn't large, it was grassy and the sun filled it in the afternoon. Sometimes his mother would have wash hanging on the lines the whole length of the yard and the air would be pleasantly filled with the fresh aroma of clean sheets. Bill often played out there for long hours.

On one particular day, a sunny Saturday as he recalls, he had come home from the movies and looked forward to two hours of light before night came. He helped his mother with a few chores and then ran outside, eager to play fighter pilot. The matinee that afternoon had run two films about royal Air Force adventures in World War II, and in his mind Bill was now ensconced in a fighter plane, diving to take out a German bomber destined to set London aflame. Bill was rested from a good night's sleep, had a full stomach from movie theater popcorn and felt restless, with an abundance of energy. He played for an hour before he turned and felt a coldness come over him like an invisible ocean wave. To this day, Bill recalls the sensation exactly: "Have you ever walked into a meat locker right after you've been outside on a hot day? That's what this was like. I was playing and my body temperature was normal and then, well, I'd say it felt as if my body temperature dropped a good twenty degrees. Sweat froze on me and my whole body started shaking. It was as if I'd opened this door and stepped inside to another dimension or something. And there was this odor. Very foul. A few years earlier, a sewer on our street had backed up. I'd never smelled anything as bad as the gasses that escaped. And that's what this smell was like that day, I was afraid I was going to vomit."

The story continued.....

Bill stood in the back yard for a longtime trying to make sense of what had happened to him. He felt that he had changed in some subtle, yet profound way. Something terrible had just happened to him, but he had no idea what. Eventually, the chill left his body and the smell drifted away. He was again a seemingly normal boy. His body temperature warm again, he started playing once more, but somehow it wasn't the same. Now when he closed his eyes and imagined himself a fighter pilot, with the music swelling in the background and a variety of sound effects playing in his ears, it seemed silly. Something a child would do and, curiously, Bill no longer felt like a child.

The Light faded. Up and down the block, you could hear mothers calling their children in to their homes. In most houses, that is. But at one home not all the children were inside as yet. At one home, one lone nine-year-old still stood in the back yard, shadowy in the growing gloom of night. Something was different, he was now frightened. He had long ago ceased his playing. He stood staring up at the first of the night's stars, feeling the coldness starting to shudder through him again. He walked slowly over to the fence to look down the narrow alley. If he followed the alley far enough, it would lead him to the sea. He thought now of stealing aboard a boat, the way young Jim Hawkins had in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, and sailing somewhere far away where people wouldn't know the truth about him.

"ABOUT THE STRANGE COLDNESS NOW INSIDE HIM", About the curious, growing rage that seemed to overtake him like a blinding seizure. Images of himself as a wolf began flashing through his mind. Through the fog of his thoughts and fears, he heard his mother's voice calling him in. Ordinarily, this would have been a comforting thought, a reassurance that the word was a safe, knowable place filled with parents who loved and cared about him and wanted to protect him. But tonight he heard his mother's voice differently. Somehow it irritated him. Didn't she know the truth about him? Didn't she know that he was quite capable of taking care of himself? He turned, the rage starting to course through him now, and in so doing caught the toe of his shoe against the fence post. He tripped and fell to the ground. By the time he'd regained his feet, his anger was blinding him, and he heard the low, chilling rumble of a frenzied beast and knew that, somehow, it was himself he was hearing. He turned to the fence post, which had been dug and planted deep into the ground, and tore it from its moorings so violently that dirt and grass were flung all the way up on the back porch.

Wolf in chains pic

Wolf in chains pic
Wolf in chains pic


Seeing this, his horrified mother called to his father and they both came running out of the house. But Bill was too "far gone" in his rage to stop. Three men would have had a hard time getting the fence post from the ground. Yet Bill had done it simply and brutally and now he stood swinging the post over his head as if it were nothing more than a baseball bat. The wire fencing attached to the post was still nailed to the wood. When his parents drew close and shouted for him to put the post down, Bill hurled it to the ground. But then he fell to his knees and began ripping into the wire fencing with his hands. He pulled the fencing to his teeth and began tearing it apart with them. His father, terrified by now, tried to pull his son to his feet, but was having a difficult time. The boy's strength was incredible, and frightening. His mother began sobbing. Finally, hearing the grief he was causing her, Bill relented and forced himself to get back into control. He threw the fence back to the ground. His hands and mouth were bloody from where the wire had torn it. In the darkness, all he could hear was his mother's sobbing and his father's confused cursing. All Bill could feel was the peculiar coldness, "a coldness " at his very center, a coldness that marked him as different from other human beings. He turned to them then, thinking he was about to say something reassuring, but he was once again seized with the rage. He saw another image of himself as a wolf. Another growl started up from his belly and filled his chest and burst out of his mouth. His mother and father ran back to the house. On the back porch, his mother tripped. His father bent to pick her up and when he did so, he looked back at his son and thought he saw a the form of a wolf, then his parents rushed inside and bolted the door, leaving Bill in the twilit back yard.

Eventually, the roaring quieted, and Bill began to feel the rage leave his body. Some of the coldness left also... finally. But he made his way across the back yard up to the porch, he realized that something terrible had happened here today, something that could never be undone. He raised his small hand and started knocking on the door. His mother and father looked at each other, unsure if they should let him in.

What a strange feeling, to be afraid of your own little boy. But neither could withstand the sight of their little boy locked out of his own home, so they opened the door. He came running into their arms, the way a much younger child might. All three of them cried there in the doorway. Later, as his mother served them dinner, she found herself noticing that Bill had, in some way, physically changed. It was a subtle change, one she couldn't really identify. But he HAD changed, changed in a way only a mother would be aware. They said nothing more of the incident in the yard. Both his parents wanted to believe that it had just been some freakish incident and should be utterly forgotten. And so it was. For a few years anyway.

Werewolf Drawing

Werewolf Drawing
Werewolf Drawing

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Lycan picture and story the end.

BILL RAMSEY THE MAN went on with his life. He married, began raising a family and worked as a carpenter. The freakish incidents started again...on the night of Monday, December 5, 1983, a young policeman donned his uniform for only the sixth time in his short career. Before leaving for work that night, he kissed his wife as usual, spent a few minutes with his baby girl in her room, and then came into the apartment's kitchen for another cup of coffee. Before his shift ended near dawn, he'd add many more cups to his system. His young wife had always been sensitive to his moods, and tonight she sensed something wrong. As she leaned in the doorway, watching him stand at the window and look outside, she recalled the night before the police exams. He'd been so tense he kept swallowing his words and complained of a headache, something that rarely troubled him.

When she'd first met him, she always thought of him as calm in virtually all circumstances. But the longer she was around him, the better she could read the small signs that tipped off his real feelings.

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Practical joke on unsuspecting man

A little history

A werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who shapeshifts into a wolf, either purposely, by using magic, or after being placed under a curse. The medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury associated the transformation with the appearance of the full moon, but this concept was rarely associated with the werewolf until the idea was picked up by modern fiction writers. Most modern references agree that a werewolf can be killed if shot by a silver bullet, although this is more a reflection of fiction's influence than an authentic feature of the folk legends. A werewolf allegedly can be killed by complete destruction of heart or brain; silver isn't necessary.

Many European countries and cultures have stories of werewolves, including France (loup-garou), Greece (lycanthropos), Spain (hombre lobo), Bulgaria (varkolak, vulkodlak), Czech Republic (vlkodlak), Serbia (vukodlak), Russia (oboroten' , vurdalak), Ukraine (vovkulak(a),vovkun, pereverten' ), Croatia (vukodlak), Poland (wilkolak), Romania (varcolac), Scotland (werewolf, wulver), England (werwolf), Ireland (faoladh or conriocht), Germany (Werwolf), Denmark/Sweden (Varulv), Galicia(lobisÃn),, Portugal(( lobisomem)) Lithuania (vilkolakis and vilkatlakis), Latvia (vilkatis and vilkacis), Andorra (home llop), Estonia (libahunt), Argentina (lobizon, hombre lobo) and Italy (lupo mannaro). In northern Europe, there are also tales about people changing into animals including bears and wolves.

In Norse mythology, the legends of Ulfhednar (an Old Norse term for a warrior with attributes parallel to those of a berserker, but with a lupine aspect rather than ursine; both terms refer to a special type of warrior capable of performing feats far beyond the abilities of normal people. Historically, this was attributed to possession by the spirit of an animal) mentioned in Haraldskvaeoi and the Volsunga saga may be a source of the werewolf myths. These were vicious fighters analogous to the better known berserker, dressed in wolf hides and said to channel the spirits of these animals, enhancing their own power and ferocity in battle; they were immune to pain and killed viciously in battle, like a wild animal. They are both closely associated with Odin.

In Latvian mythology, the Vilkacis was a person changed into a wolf-like monster, though the Vilkacis was occasionally beneficial.

A closely related set of myths are the skin-walkers. These myths probably have a common base in Proto-Indo-European society, where the class of young, unwed warriors were apparently associated with wolves.

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Shape-shifters similar to werewolves are common in myths from all over the world, though most of them involve animal forms other than wolves.

In Greek mythology the story of Lycaon supplies one of the earliest examples of a werewolf legend. According to one form of it Lycaon was transformed into a wolf as a result of eating human flesh; one of those who were present at periodical sacrifice on Mount Lycaon was said to suffer a similar fate.

The Roman Pliny the Elder, quoting Euanthes, says that a man of Anthus' family was selected by lot and brought to a lake in Arcadia, where he hung his clothing on an ash tree and swam across. This resulted in his being transformed into a wolf, and he wandered in this shape nine years. Then, if he had attacked no human being, he was at liberty to swim back and resume his former shape. Probably the two stories are identical, though we hear nothing of participation in the Lycaean sacrifice by the descendant of Antaeus.

Herodotus in his Histories tells us that the Neuri, a tribe he places to the north-east of Scythia were annually transformed for a few days, and Virgil is familiar with transformation of human beings into wolves. In the novel Satyricon, written about year 60 by Gaius Petronius, one of the characters recites a story about a man who turns into a wolf during a full moon.

There are women, so the Armenian belief runs, who in consequence of deadly sins are condemned to pass seven years in the form of a wolf. A spirit comes to such a woman and brings her a wolf's skin. He orders her to put it on, and no sooner has she done this than the most frightful wolfish cravings make their appearance and soon get the upper hand. Her better nature conquered, she makes a meal of her own children, one by one, then of her relatives' children according to the degree of relationship, and finally the children of strangers begin to fall as prey to her. She wanders forth only at night, and doors and locks spring open at her approach. When morning draws near she returns to human form and removes her wolf skin. In these cases the transformation was involuntary or virtually so. But side by side with this belief in involuntary metamorphosis, we find the belief that human beings can change themselves into animals at will and then resume their own form.

France in particular seems to have been infested with werewolves during the 16th century, and the consequent trials were very numerous. In some of the cases - e.g. those of the Gandillon family in the Jura, the tailor of Chalons and Roulet in Angers, all occurring in the year 1598 - there was clear evidence against the accused of murder and cannibalism, but none of association with wolves; in other cases, as that of Gilles Garnier in Dole in 1573, there was clear evidence against some wolf, but none against the accused.

Yet while this lycanthropy fever, both of suspectors and of suspected, was at its height, it was decided in the case of Jean Grenier at Bordeaux in 1603 that lycanthropy was nothing more than an insane delusion. From this time the loup-garou gradually ceased to be regarded as a dangerous heretic, and fell back into his pre-Christian position of being simply a "man-wolf-fiend".

The lubins or lupins of France were usually female and shy in contrast to the aggressive loup-garous.

In Prussia, Livonia and Lithuania, according to the bishops Olaus Magnus and Majolus, the werwolves were in the 16th century far more destructive than "true and natural wolves", and their heterodoxy appears from the Catholic bishops' assertion that they formed "an accursed college" of those "desirous of innovations contrary to the divine law".

The wolf was still extant in England in 1600, but had become extinct by 1680. At the beginning of the 17th century the punishment of witchcraft was still zealously prosecuted by James I of England, and that pious monarch regarded "warwoolfes" as victims of delusion induced by "a natural superabundance of melancholic".

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Many of the werewolves in European tradition 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. In Marie de France's poem Bisclaveret (c. 1200), the nobleman Bisclavret, for reasons not described in the lai, had to transform into a wolf every week. When his treacherous wife stole his clothing, needed to restore his human form, he escaped the king's wolf hunt by imploring the king for mercy, and accompanied the king thereafter. His behavior at court was so gentle and harmless than when his wife and her new husband appeared at court, his attack on them was taken as evidence of reason to hate them, and the truth was revealed. Others of this sort were the hero of William and the Werewolf (translated from French into English about 1350), and the numerous princes and princesses, knights and ladies, who appear temporarily in beast form in the German fairy tales, or Marchen.

Indeed, the power of transforming others into wild beasts was attributed not only to malignant sorcerers, but also to Christian saints. Omnes angeli, boni et mali, ex virtute naturali habent potestatem transmutandi corpora nostra ("All angels, good and bad have the power of transmutating our bodies") was the dictum of St. Thomas Aquinas. St. Patrick transformed Vereticus, a king in Wales, into a wolf; and St. Natalis cursed an illustrious Irish family with the result that each member of it was doomed to be a wolf for seven years. In other tales the divine agency is still more direct, while in Russia, again, men are supposed to become werewolves through incurring the wrath of the devil.

Some werewolf lore is based on documented events. The Beast of Gévaudan was a creature that reportedly terrorized the general area of the former province of Gévaudan, in today's Lozère département, in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France, in the general timeframe of 1764 to 1767. It was often described as a giant wolf and was said to attack livestock and humans indiscriminately.

In the late 1990s, a string of man-eating wolf attacks were reported in Uttar Pradesh, India. Frightened people claimed, among other things, that the wolves were werewolves.

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This child has a rare disease that causes this Lycan look alike problem. Maybe werewolf stories derived from people like this and people just didn't understand the problem and came up with their conclusions.

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      6 years ago

      I do by a fact believe that lycans are real because if Vampires are real so are lycans

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      6 years ago

      All things have basis in fact. But, the association with the full moon is total bullshit. If hollywood ruled history, it would work like that. But that is a new idea that started around the time the first werewolf movie came out.

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      6 years ago

      I believe that there is that condition you mentioned but nothing more than that itself.

    • Joan Haines profile image

      Joan Haines 

      6 years ago

      I hope it's not true, since these seem like such tortured, angry beings! "Squid Angel blessed."

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      it is difficult for the person with this condition to socialize so he/she has to stay away from public. it is difficult for a woman to have this condition. she has to shave all the time.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      6 years ago

      Very interesting. Patricia Cornwell created a character in one of her books who had this condition.

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Interesting subject, which I've always discounted as lore.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      @Fatih LM: u thot it as a joke

    • rachsue lm profile image

      rachsue lm 

      7 years ago

      Very interesting lens. Thanks for sharing!

    • imolaK profile image


      7 years ago

      This lens is very interesting and informative. Blessed by an Angel!

    • gideon43 profile image


      7 years ago

      Hey, Nice Lens, pretty interesting.

    • mistyblue75605 lm profile imageAUTHOR

      mistyblue75605 lm 

      8 years ago

      @Demaw: I always love it when a story comes to life in some kinda form! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Demaw profile image


      8 years ago

      It is interesting how these myths evolve.

    • TriviaChamp profile image


      8 years ago


    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Are you daring enough to run with the wolf? If you think you have the courage to know the spirit of the wolf, to will as the spirit of the wolf, to dare as the spirit of the wolf, and at times to remain silent of the spirit of the wolf: We extend our invitation to you now. The World's first true Werewolf religion and secret society. Know thyself know others master all. - The Wolven Dictum

    • Fatih LM profile image

      Fatih LM 

      9 years ago

      MistyBlue, great lens a little scary to read. Really enjoyed the story of Danny and Larry.

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      I'm sorry - nothing wrong with this lens - meant to say: blessed by a squidangel :)

    • religions7 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great start. to make it better you can ask for feedback at the squidu forum , where you can also make friends and find interesting lenses. It's a community here and we'd like you to be part of it.


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