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Faoladh and Ossory – Irish werewolf folklore

In ancient Irish folklore, the werewolf is known as faoladh or conroicht.  The faoladh (Irish werewolf) is similar to the werewolf you may be familiar with – it is a man or woman that shapeshifts into a wolf. Unlike North American werewolf...

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Wolf Quotes

There are a number of wolf quotes that have become well-known proverbs and pieces of advice over the years and in different cultures. This is in part because the wolf is a very distinctive creature that possesses certain strong qualities….and these qualities...

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Bisclavret the Good Werewolf

In the late 12th century, a French poet named Marie de France (Mary of France) wrote a famous werewolf story named “Bisclavret” (which is the Breton word for werewolf).  The story is very interesting in that it takes a different stance from...

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Lycaon – First Werewolf?

In Greek mythology, one of the first werewolves that is said to have existed is Lycaon. The tale of Lycaon hints at origins of why being a werewolf is considered a “curse”. As the myths go, Lycaon was a king of Arcadia...

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Werewolf / Wolf Sayings

Here are a collection of interesting proverbs, quotes, and sayings about werewolves and wolves.  Some of these have alot of truth to them. And some are just funny. 1.  Never moon a werewolf. – Mike Binder 2.  I think we all have...

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Werewolf Urban Legend

The werewolf urban legend is not as common today as it once was. It used to be – especially in medieval times, that the werewolf urban legend was told and retold from mother to daughter, father to son, family to family. Werewolf...

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Are you a werewolf poem

Whether you are werewolf or not a poem can have a strong effect on the life of the author and of the reader. Some poems are written to vent frustrations, share feelings, discover feelings, or relate to the world, among many other...

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Lupercalia the wolf festival

Even though it tends to have a fearsome reputation, the wolf is worshipped worldwide. For the Romans, the wolf has long been held sacred due to their beliefs that a she-wolf named Lupa was the foster mother of the founders of Rome....

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Werewolves: The Hounds of God

We’ve had alot of discussion on whether or not werewolves are evil or good. One interesting story dating back to the late 1600s in Livonia is of a man named Thiess who claimed that he was a werewolf, and that werewolves were...