Tagged: 12th century

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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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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...