Are you born or made a werewolf?

The question of HOW one becomes a werewolf was recently asked… become a werewolf are you born one? Or are you made one? The answer to this question is quite complex…but it boils down to simply – it can happen either way.


Some are indeed born into being werewolves from birth.  This was not something that they chose for themselves, nor something that they had the ability to reject.  They know of no other way of being because they were never 100% human.  These types of werewolves are becoming rarer and rarer…but still does happen.  The next question then is how or why does someone become a werewolf when they are born?  There are many theories, tales, myths, and legends about why this would occur at the moment of birth…some of these include:

1.  Genetics – There are some that believe that being a werewolf is something that is inherited and is passed down through the generations…there is something in the genes that causes this to occur.  How this works, and whether every family member is affected is inconclusive – some say that it can skip a generation or two and then reoccur, while others say that every family member carries the gene in some form (although it may be dormant).

2.  Order of Birth – Some legends claim that being born the seventh of seven sons causes you to become a werewolf…this legend is especially prevalent in Brazil and Portugal.

3.  Being Born on December 24 or December 25 (Christmas Eve or Christmas) – Interestingly, there are some legends that claim that if you were born on December 24 or December 25, you can become a werewolf.

4.  Knitting during a full moon – A more obscure myth says that if a mother knits under a full moon, the child that is born may become a werewolf.

5.  Being conceived under a full moon – Many legends claim that children that are conceived when the moon is full will be born werewolves.

6.  Full Moon Friday – A lesser known legend cites that those who were actually born on a Friday under a full moon will become werewolves by birth.


It is not just however by birth that one can become a werewolf.  The much more common method for becoming a werewolf happens after one is born.  Something (or someone) can cause the human to change and become a werewolf.  There are many, many different beliefs on how this can happen.  In fact, it is widely believed that there is not just one method of becoming a werewolf from human form.  Why different methods work however is still a point of discussion and debate.  In addition, under much greater debate is which methods are actually valid and work. Here is a sample of a few of the more common methods that statements, legends, stories, myths, beliefs, and rumors are said to turn humans into werewolves:

1.  Drinking water from a wolf track – This is a very common method that on any general search on “how to become a werewolf” you will see printed over and over again.  The legend is quite simple – find the track of a wolf (preferably after a rainstorm), and drink the water that has pooled in the paw print.  This will make you become a werewolf.

2.  Peter Stubbe’s Belt – Another very common legend related to werewolves revolves around a famous belt known as “Peter Stubbe’s Belt“.  It is said that he had a “magical belt” that could transform him into a werewolf.

3.  The bite of another werewolf – This is a widely believed concept that is often seen in movies and read about in novels – that if a werewolf bites a human, and the human survives the attack, he or she will become a werewolf.

4.  Werewolf Spells – One ancient method of becoming a werewolf revolves around “werewolf spells”.  Finding actual documentation however on legitimate spells that were incanted is incredibly difficult, although there are still references to certain scripts…whether or not they are complete, however is unclear.

5.  Magical Salve – During the Middle Ages especially, it was believed that rubbing a “magical salve” on top of your skin could cause you to become a werewolf.

6.  Drinking downstream from wolves – There is another fairly widespread legend which indicates that drinking water downstream from where a pack of wolves have drunk will cause you to become a werewolf.

7.  Infection – There are some that believe that becoming a werewolf is a type of “infection” that is somehow passed from the infected to the human.  Whether or not this occurs from a werewolf bite (as described above), or from an airborn virus like a cold, or from some other method is unclear.



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120 Responses

  1. Wolf secret says:

    Lol troll
    Im born a werewolf
    I was concieved and born under a full moon

  2. brenden meadows says:

    Idk y i am believing this but alot of the signs point towards this,i always no matter what am angry and the people i hate i always once the make me angry want too kill them,when im angry i black out and i feel as if i have inhumane strength, i was angry one time (this happening about a week ago) got mad a was hesitant on hitting the wall cause of the fact i knew my parents would be angry so i tapped it and i look up and there was a huge hole in my wall,i always sleep curled up,and love the dark,meat all the time craving,i was trying out for a local boxing match try out and was not aloud too enter because my opponent punched me and instantly i blacked out a when i came too everyone told me he was in the hospital for a broken jaw and fractured skull, i always have weird muscle twitches, and quick too snap,i started a new school a week ago and everyone including teachers and the principal always keep calling me a leader and that everyone looks up too me,last school year two kids came up too me during lunch a male and female ive never knew nor talked to came too me about a bully who kept hitting a girl and they came too me for help too take care of the problem out of all 128 kids in the cafeteria, and i confronted the bully and accidentally hurt him and i felt bad so i went too the principal and told him what had happened ready too face my consequences and without hesitation after i have told him what happened he looked me in the eye and told me “we need more people like you in the school”,everyone in the school will not fight me nor cross me because they are afraid i will hurt them if they do and from what all these websites are saying thats called a born alpha,idk if i am a born werewolf or not but if so how do i activate transformation? Only serious inquiries please everything i have wrote is true and i want too know if there is a good chance im a werewolf

  3. Jessica says:

    I was born on the 26th of December

  4. Blazing Coyote says:

    @Jessica hm really? That’s nice, although I don’t see what that has to do with anything. If you are suggesting that it has to do with you being a werewolf I doubt it, as it doesn’t have to do with your age/date of birth. That is only folklore. However it’s nice to think about one being a werewolf by date isn’t it? However I tell you that (again) it’s only folklore, not exactly real. What makes one a werewolf isnt the date of birth, but the state of mind. Until you can learn what that means, I doubt you’ll figure out if you were one or not. However I reccomend keeping it an option just in case you were on, considering the fact. Also another thing, it’s dangerous to post your personal info online, so plz be careful! Aside from this I hope you have a good day!

    • Tyler says:

      What do you mean state of mind? Like you’re born as one but don’t actually transform unless triggered?

  5. Blazing Coyote says:

    @Tyler: Misinterpretation. Lol however reread this statement and try again later. “What makes one a werewolf isnt the date of birth, but the state of mind. Until you can learn what that means, I doubt you’ll figure out if you were one or not.” Thanks!

  6. Tyler says:

    I was born on 28th of July when a blood moon occurred does that mean something??

  7. Tyler says:

    A blood moon occurred on my birthday again

  8. Blazing Coyote says:

    Yes it means something. It means that you had a blood moon on your birthday again. Other than that I don’t think it means much, sorry.

  9. Alex says:

    My sister friend was born as a wolf and her and my sister would go hang out in the forest about 10 miles away from the house and they both came back to the house and my sister and her friend smelled like wet dogs. Laughing and cutting up their were no marks on my sister or her friend. My question is if you know your a werewolf. How come your not able to change into one? And is their a way to turn or do they also need to get bite just to help with the turning???? They are both having a hard time with this and they can’t get mad. It skipped about 5 generations in my family and ended up with my sister.

  10. Ashton Bailey says:

    I don’t know why but i want to be a werewolf. I know that in a way it could become ones curse, but also comes with great power. I know a witch ( or so claims ) that claims the beast are real but idk. Any advice you could give would be helpful.

    • Starya C. says:

      Hi, I would like to become a werewolf too. If you know a witch can you put me in contact with her? please

  11. love says:

    spells don’t really help with being a werewolf

  12. Lupe says:

    That explains so much, Luna.

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