Synonyms for the word “werewolf”

Werewolves are not barbarians. But that’s not what the thesaurus says! If you search through the online thesaurus, you might be surprised to discover that it has all kinds of interesting synonyms for the word werewolf. But I guarantee you that there are some on this list that not only are not interchangeable with the word “werewolf” but also that you should definitely not be calling a werewolf – unless you want to get on the werewolf’s bad side that is. 😉  Thankfully, more official thesauruses (like Merriam-Webster) do not have any synonyms listed for the word werewolf. Synonyms...
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werewolf plant needs full moon to survive!

There is one plant out there that is waiting patiently, day after day, night after night, for one moment in the month – the night of the full moon!  The plant is a new species that was recently discovered – the werewolf plant – and it relies on the full moon for survival! The plant is officially called “Ephedra foeminea”, and is a relative of conifers. It is however unlike any conifer anyone has ever known, and was quickly dubbed the “werewolf plant” thanks to its unique method of survival – one which relies solely upon the full moon!...
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Wolves on the prowl…for Easter Eggs?

Happy Easter Everyone! If you have an Easter Egg hunt planned for today, rest assured you’re not the only one! In fact, rest assured it’s not only humans that hunt eggs on Easter! Yesterday at the South Salem Wolf Conservation Center some wolves got a chance to try out their hunting skills – and their prey? Not bunnies, but something close! Easter Eggs! The center’s staff planned the hunt special for the wolves, and allowed visitors to the Center to watch the unusual event. And what could be even more unusual than wolves hunting Easter Eggs? The surprising gentleness...
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werewolves vs vampires – old rumors fuel current mindset

The war between vampires and werewolves is a legend so well-known, that even if one knows little about either vampires or werewolves, one without a doubt knows of their supposed ancestral hate for one another. The feud is brought up generation after generation, in legend after legend, movie after movie, and book after book. Does the legend however have any truth to it?  Are vampires and werewolves really at war with one another?  The truth is that actual facts surrounding any supposed long-standing war are sketchy at best. But, suspending the fact that we know a present-day feud likely...
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More people are afraid of this than of werewolves!

What causes your fear? Although werewolves have claws, fangs, and strength…many humans are more afraid of the tiniest of creatures than of werewolves. The creature I’m referring to? The spider! It is an irrational fear, as many spiders are not poisonous and are much smaller and more vulnerable than a human.  So what causes the fear? It’s hard to say, and psychologists have debated the point endlessly, referencing everything from evolutionary fears to cultural beliefs to the disgust factor. So how afraid are you?  How does this video make you feel?  And after everything that you know about werewolves,...
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Does being born on Friday the 13th make you a werewolf?

Although not common, if you dig, you can find obscure references to superstitions that indicate that if you are born on Friday the 13th you will become a werewolf. These superstitions appear to have originated with the belief that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, and that those born on this day would be equally unlucky. Combine that with the fact that many humans are fearful of werewolves, and would consider being a werewolf to be very unfortunate (and very unlucky), and you have the origins of the superstition! It is therefore entirely unclear as to whether or...
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Unusual Animals

The Tasmanian Wolf

If the Maned Wolf is the strangest wolf alive today, then the Tasmanian Wolf is surely the one of the most bizarre wolves to have ever existed.  Sadly, it is currently extinct, though pictures prove that this odd animal did indeed exist! The Tasmanian Wolf (also known as the Tasmanian Tiger, or more formally known as the thylacine) was a mammal that from a distance resembled a small wolf or a medium sized dog.  Up close however, the Tasmanian Wolf looked anything but like a wolf!  It had the body and physical resemblance of a dog, however it also...
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Inspirational quotes about the Night

To all humans and creatures of the night – here are 10 inspirational quotes to remind you why night is as beautiful as the day. 😉 I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. Galileo I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent Van Gogh I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes. Anne Bronte, Best Poems of the Bronte Sisters Night is purer than day; it is better...
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Human condition

What would you do if confronted by a werewolf?

If you were faced with a werewolf, what would you do? There are many different reactions you might have, however, not all of them would be appropriate or would leave you with any chance of survival.  Which reaction would you have and what would the consequences of that reaction be? 1. Scream – This is the knee-jerk reaction of most humans confronted by a werewolf.  They see something they are unfamiliar with – fangs, claws, and fierce, intelligent eyes…and the first thing that pops into their mind?  Scream! Screaming however will accomplish nothing except really annoy the werewolf –...
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Wolf Popular Mascot for Sports Teams…Werewolf far Less Popular

When a sports team chooses a mascot, often they try to pick something that embodies the spirit of the team – a creature or an animal that is strong, respectable, and honorable – bears, mustangs, hawks and bulls are all examples of typical mascots which exemplify these traits, and thus are fairly often chosen as mascots. One of the most common mascots however, which sports teams choose over and over again to represent their team is the wolf! Not only do wolves represent the strength, honor, and respect that most teams strive for, but they also epitomize cherished qualities...
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