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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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According to Bynum, as a metamorph the werewolf offers a ready made metaphor for anxiety about change; a shapeshifter, the werewolf obviously crosses the boundaries of animal and human, a figure, in Bynum's words, of "fear of new identities, fear of boundary crossing" (27).
The triggering incident in the war between these monsters was when the werewolf Lucian and Sonja, the daughter of the vampire leader Viktor, fell in love--a love that gave rise to a foetus, both vampire and werewolf.
To judge from recent scholarship on lycanthropy, (7) moreover, seemingly no encounter with a medieval werewolf, no transformation, no ecclesiastical trial was depicted by medieval artists with the exception of the werewolves of Ossory in Gerald of Wales's Topographia Hibernica from around 1220, illustrated in a British Library codex, MS Royal 13.B.viii, fol.
For years now, paranormal werewolf stories have had vampires in them for adversaries.
Series four marks dramatic cast changes following the departure of the vampire Mitchell (Aiden Turner) and werewolf Nina (Sinead Keenan).
Jacob's fellow werewolf and alpha male Sam (a good strong werewolf name by the way) gives the order to kill Bella and all of Edward's family ...
And it works because he gives his werewolf narrator a voice with teeth.
"Even if she was some kind of werewolf, Selene had a good heart and a kind nature." How can you not love a world in which this sentence exists?
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The little village of Daggorhorn has been plagued, over the centuries, by a werewolf. It has been kept at bay through sacrificial practices held on the full or blood moon at harvest time twice a year.