Walking The Line Between Wolf and Man - The Werewolf
How to avoid a werewolf:
- Do not venture out on a full moon.
- Grow wolfsbane around your door.
- Stay strictly in the realms of the real.
- Wear silver.
The Plant Wolfsbane
- How To Catch A Werewolf
Want to catch yourself a Werewolf? Here's how...
Do you hear the howling in the moonlight? Does your heart pound faster when the primal sound erupts from the throat of an unseen beast? Could it be that the darkness is hiding an ancient creature, not beast nor man, the Werewolf is doomed to forever be trapped between worlds, lusting for the fresh kill, and yearning for the bosom of mankind.
People have long been afraid of Werewolves (also known as Lycanthropes, or Lycans in certain popular movies), probably because they combine the powers of both wolf and man. With man's cunning and the strength and killing ability of the wolf, they seem like a natural apex predator. However, werewolves do have numerous weaknesses, such as wolfsbane and silver. Silver burns Werewolves, and being shot with a silver bullet is generally regarded as being extremely hazardous to their health.
Origins Of Werewolves
The origins of Werewolves lie back in the time of ancient Greece, where King Lycaon displeased the King of the Gods, Zeus, by presenting him with raw human flesh to eat. Although the Greek Gods certainly had their fair share of flesh eating in their history, Zeus was evidently trying to move away from the flesh eating thing. Much like a person on a diet confronted with a table of twinkies and coke, Zeus became enraged, and bought all his powers to bear when punishing Lycaon, who was transformed into a Wolf like beast - the Werewolf!
Werewolf Capabilties And Weaknesses
Werewolves are commonly regarded as being quite intelligent creatures, and incredibly strong as well, unless they are afflicted by silver, that is. Silver makes it difficult for a werewolf to think, and many believe that Werewolves can be enslaved by the placement of a silver collar around their neck. The placing of the collar without being torn to shreds by the Werewolf's sharp teeth and fangs is often considered to be the problematic part of that particular plan however.
Killing/Catching A Werewolf
There are various methods of killing a Werewolf, however those will not be entered into here, as it is obviously quite cruel to kill any living creature, and as Werewolves are very rare, and very endangered, killing one would be folly in the extreme.