demons masquerading as wolves give a bad name to all
Some humans think that werewolves are evil and depict them as demons. Some depictions cite werewolves as an “evil possession” that must be expelled from the body or as a “devil’s curse”. While at first sight it may appear that humans possess this unjust belief just because they are unwilling to accept anything new (and indeed, there are many humans that are just that narrow-minded), there are others that are influenced by age-old demon-wolf legends and folklore.
The great masquerade.
As it turns out, when demons (evil spirits) take physical form, they often do so in specific animals. Some animals they never appear as, but others are favored by them – possibly for fear-inducing qualities or other traits that the animal/insect may naturally contain. They also look for creatures that are “nighttime” creatures, or “mysterious” creatures. Some of the animals that are most often chosen by demons when they take physical form include:
Human subconscious beliefs can influence how they feel about werewolves
There are some folklore and legends that cite that demons sometimes choose wolves as one of their animals of choice. The legends depict these demon-possessed wolves as vicious, evil manipulative creatures with no soul and little hope of redemption. This folklore has seeped into the human culture and has become an integral part of modern-day novels and movies. As an result of this, many human’s preconceived subconscious feeling of wolves effect how and what they think about werewolves. And thusly, this depiction comes out in movies and novels.