Varulv

In Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, the name / word that werewolves are called is Varulv. The Swedish description of the werewolf / varulv is similar to the traditional description of the werewolf. The method and means of transformation for the werewolf / varulv however is often attributed to an outside source. In most stories, the would-be werewolf practically has no control over the transformation, but is being effected by something he/she is wearing or has on. For example, in northern Sweden, the belief is that the way you transform into a werewolf is by putting on a special belt. (Of course, one of the oldest werewolf stories involves Peter Stubbe’s magical belt). A group called the Samer an indigenous people of northern Sweden are rumored to transform through this method.

There are some Swedish descriptions of the Varulv (werewolf) that don’t include outside sources of influence like belts and ointments. These stories are more traditional but do include interesting ways to cure the werewolf including methods such as simply telling the werewolf “You are a wolf” (although it is worth noting that there are a huge number of people that do not believe this method is legitimate). Another method says the varulv can be cured of being a werewolf by devouring an unborn fetus, and so pregnant women must take extra caution. In response to this method as cure, I’d like to note that I’m not aware of any werewolves as ever having been cured by this means.

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66 Responses

  1. jo says:

    nevermind ill tell ya what happened last time.

  2. zach says:

    brb in 6 mins

  3. jo says:

    llyon and darlath talked to me in wolfvoices. about some plague and keep asking why i was there and what do i know about it and what am i. i said i was human but darlath said why are you letting them use you joseph? i said what? then llyon said hes gonna hunt me down and kill me and darlath said that hell make a test instead.

  4. zach says:

    ok whats that have to do with ian tho

  5. jo says:

    after that test he said that he heard demons inside me were crying the main reason why i was acting kind of strange. and also they found out that ian was half-human.

  6. zach says:

    ians half human you have demons inside you??!!??

  7. jo says:

    i influenced him you know a demons influence is great right? they said that what i contained was some sort of plague that kept on spreading and infecting others like you and the others in wolfvoices.

  8. zach says:

    your infecting me??

  9. jo says:

    because of the anger for humans! remember thoose things i said to you about them? they were really not me saying to you but rather them tempting me to do so. thats why ian was crying, and everybody else there fled.

  10. jo says:

    no your not a werewolf right so it doesn’t affect you.

  11. zach says:

    ok ok i see

  12. jo says:

    but don’t worry this time its me talkin to you not them but they still come back for some reason i don’t know.

  13. zach says:

    ahh ok well…ok, so whats up

  14. jo says:

    and all ended with ian being a half human and he said that burraku put a seal on him.

  15. jo says:

    i don’t what the seal does, do you?

  16. zach says:

    nope dont even now of a seal

  17. jo says:

    well nothin new im still awake even though i didn’t sleep this night and its now 5:16 A.M. here. and also i played that card game.

  18. jo says:

    i think that a seal is a lock. but what did they lock away?

  19. jo says:

    so how about you?

  20. zach says:

    um nothing haha i got jenna to finally get on her myspace and mybe hes like tuperwere hes sealed shut lol

  21. jo says:

    lol!
    and also i made a little joke i know its lame but do you wanna see it?

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