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see lycanthropylycanthropy
, in folklore, assumption by a human of the appearance and characteristics of an animal. Ancient belief in lycanthropy was widespread, and it still exists in parts of the world.
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Werewolf

 

in folk belief, a man who allegedly has the ability to transform himself into a beast or, more rarely, into a bush, stone, or similar object. In the popular beliefs of European peoples, a werewolf is a sorcerer who has taken the form of a wolf or an ordinary man who has been turned into a wolf by a magic spell. Analogous popular beliefs are known to exist among the peoples of India, where instead of a wolf the beast is a tiger; in Africa, it is a leopard or hyena; and in South America, it is a jaguar.”

werewolf

a man transformed into a wolf. [Eur. Folklore: Benét, 1082]

werewolf

a person fabled in folklore and superstition to have been changed into a wolf by being bewitched or said to be able to assume wolf form at will

Werewolf

(dreams)
A werewolf is a creature that does not exist in the physical world. He is symbolic of a man who turns into a monster, a normal person who transforms into a bloodthirsty animal. The werewolf may represent something in your life or in your own personality. When interpreting this dream, consider internal and external factors that generally seem normal but have a tendency to transform into undesirable, hurtful, or dangerous concerns in your life.
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Sam is about to shoot Tasha inside her room when another werewolf showed up with a gun pointed at Dean.
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Funny, absurd, sad, and lyrical, Pelevin's novel interweaves the author's familiar themes of simulacra and metamorphosis, drawing as it does from both Eastern and Western philosophical sources, and calls into existence a whimsical world in which the werefox and the werewolf temporarily abandon their social roles of prostitute and FSB officer and reach sexual ecstasies solely by interlocking their tails, petroleum oil is obtained by means of the ritual worship of a brindled cow's skull, and werefoxes are hunting English aristocrats.
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However, all is not well, and Bella finds out that former boyfriend and werewolf Jacob Black is in hiding and heartbroken, while a greater threat lurks which threatens the fragile vampire-werewolf truce.
The movie's description on the website clearly states a man going to Ireland falling in love with a werewolf and choosing between his family or the werewolf.
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She has Eve, her personal angel, and Jeremy, the Alpha werewolf, along with other characters familiar from earlier novels in this series.
Jake the Cake and the Werewolf Teacher Michael Broad Puffin, 2007 ISBN 0141320877 Paperback 131 pages, 3.
Fans of John Landis' 1981 film ``An American Werewolf in London'' will want to check out ``Deer Woman,'' which was part of Showtime's ``Masters of Horror'' series.