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Everyone loves a good story. The fact is, werewolves make up many good stories, and so many people have vague ideas of what werewolves should be. Well, here, for the benefit of mankind, I have assembled a collection of facts about different kinds of werewolves, presented in the simplest form possible. Enjoy.
Ways to Become a Werewolf
1) A human’s DNA mixes with a werewolf’s.
- He is bitten by a werewolf.
- He is the child of at least one werewolf.
- He eats a part of the werewolf.
- He drinks water from the pawprint of a werewolf.
- He drinks water downstream from where a werewolf is drinking.
2) In the case of Mental Shifting, there is no given way to become a werewolf. It just happens, being something of a genetic fluke.
3) A human cast a magic spell to become a werewolf.
Types of Shifting
1) Physical Shifting
Bilocation Shifting - This is a rare form of P-Shifting. In it, the human body becomes completely rigid, and a wolf materializes by it. The wolf contains the essence of that human.
Classical Shifting - It is a painful process during, and sometimes before, the Shift as the human slowly morphs into wolf shape.
Molecular Shifting - This is an almost instantaneous Shift. The actual event is painless, though the werewolf may feel some discomfort leading up to it.
2) Mental Shifting
In my opinion, an M-Shifter can't properly be called a werewolf, but for the sake of completeness, I'll include them here.
Astral Shifting - The Shifter becomes a wolf during a kind of daydream.
Aura Shifting - A common form of M-Shifting, this is when a human being takes on a wolfish mood.
Non-Shifting - A human feels a deep connection to wolves but has never experienced any other kind of Shift. Of course, he may later on.
Persona Shifting - Think Dissociative Identity Disorder. Yeah, it's kind of like that. The person has a human personality and a wolfish one.
Sense Shifting - The person has at least one wolfish sense, such as hearing, eyesight, etc.
When Shifting Can Occur
Depending on the person, he can transform at a variety of times. He may do it:
- At night.
- At will.
- During the full moon.
- When the he is extremely emotional or stressed.
Differences Between Wolves and Werewolves
1) Physical Differences - Variable. Often they can look exactly like wolves. Sometimes, they appear more monster-like. Other times, they appear to be a cross between a wolf and a human being.
2) Behavioral Differences - Werewolves are generally more aggressive than wolves and prefer attacking humans to animals.
On the periodic table, silver has the atomic number 47, and it is a transtion metal with the symbol Ag. It has been used from ancient times for a variety of purposes. No one knows how or when silver was discovered, but our word from it comes from the Old English "seolfor." These days, it is used for photographic film, electronics, batteries, and of course, jewelry.
How it typically affects a werewolf:
- Silver itself does not kill a werewolf.
- Large amounts of silver do, however, or any silver that is mixed in with the blood (i.e. a silver bullet or stake).
- If the amount is too small, it will temporarily injure the werewolf, and it may leave a permanent scar.
Wolfsbane, also commonly known as Monkshood, is more properly called Aconitum, a perennial flower that prefers cool, moist soil. All parts of Aconitum are poisonous to humans, especially the roots.
How it typically affects a werewolf:
- It gives off an irritable smell.
- If a werewolf comes in contact with Wolfsbane, he can develop a rash.
- If he swallows it, he will be quite sick for the next couple of days.
- Sometimes, however, a potion derived primarily from Wolfsbane can present a cure for lycanthropy.