In Fable (the XBOX 360 game), there’s a creature called a Balverine. The Balverine is sometimes referred to as the Fable version of the werewolf. And they are indeed very similar to werewolves. Characteristics they have in common with werewolves include that they are covered in fur, are incredibly strong, and are susceptible to silver. One interesting thing about the balverine mythology that is a little different from any werewolf mythology however, is the difference in the coloring of the fur among the creatures. Fable mythology indicates that there are both dark colored and white colored balverines – the difference between the two is that the white-colored ones were humans that were bitten specifically during a full-moon.
During the game, many of the Balverines you’ll come across are permanently in their “wolf-like” form, however you will occasionally find some that reference transforming. Transforming goes back to the origins of the creature – which is very similar to the werewolf. It is said that all balverines originated from one person that was bitten by a creature called a Balvorn. The Balvorn’s bite caused the man to become the very first balverine. From this one creature, the population grew and grew. They say that balverines are vicious, and that anyone that transforms into one of the creatures becomes incredibly ferocious and will crave human flesh. It is rumored that the actual word itself -Balverine is based on the word “wolverine” (a wolverine is a carnivorous animal that lives in forests and is related to the weasel.)Tweet