werewolves and weredogs
Someone asked me recently if I was a weredog, and it made me think that maybe not everyone knows what a weredog is. A weredog is different from a werewolf. The were in werewolf means man. There are many types of were creatures. Werewolf is only one of them. A weredog is a creature similar to a werewolf – it is a shapeshifter. Instead of a man turning into a wolf, it’s a man turning into a dog. A weredog. Weredogs are not nearly as well-known as werewolves. The term for werewolves is lycanthropy, while the name for weredogs is cynanthropy.