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. Justin Kilby says:

    @Gabriel: when they have years of research and a masters in theology with a ba in crypto zoology then they can claim that and no I wasn’t starting anything, I posted on here to find people who knows what they are talking about and find pure breed of werewolves it’s not the first time I’ve ran across people like this these sites are a breading ground for the miss informed and I’m sorry but if these are the experts on here I am clearly waisting my time cause no real “were” would communicate like this they live a secret life in hiding not open online thats why I posted a secure email address and just for the others on here that claim to be a “were” I have met a couple of half breeds (someone who wasn’t born one) and they were kind of enough to let me examine them and help them find a cure for themselves and there is a cure if you weren’t born but I have yet to find a pure blood willing to help me out with my own issues and be careful what you claim cause there is a list of real werewolves in the USA held by certain interested parties in the government who work with them to protect them and use the virus that is carried in their bodies to work on new medications for the public and I use fake real names to avoid any hassle with these parties so good luck with the fakes hopefully the ignorance doesn’t spread

  2. Gabriel says:

    @kilby: ok ill respond in order. 1. Theology? Alright fair enough. But crypto zoology? That is the study of animals who’s existence is disputed or unsustained, and I don’t think any sane person would spend the time and money getting a bachelors in that, but if you did fair enough. 2. Insulting anyone is not a respectful thing anywhere, no matter your opinion of them. They may have offended you but at least backed it up with their own knowledge. You just directly called them out for no other reason than they were being logical. 3. I don’t even know if I should respond to this… Ok so you think the government has a list of werewolves? First of care to explain to me how they decided who was what from the census I assume, and more importantly how YOU know about this list? I mean that just isn’t practical. Yes the advance of medicine but unless your curing lycanthropy (or whatever the preferred term) using their blood (or whatever they’re using) specifically will help no further. So why even bother taking the time and wasting tax money doing this? Now please, if you could kindly respond with something that is substantiated, even with the slightest bit of actual evidence, I would be happy to listen more. Go ahead, save my life, or whatever it is your doing. Or, you could prove us all right by leaving in a huff, your choice.

  3. Justin Kilby says:

    @Gabriel: 1. I don’t need to provide such evidence especially since its private information and 2. None of them have presented any kind of evidence or facts 3. Crypto zoology gave me access to equipment needed to better understand the biology and micro biology of the virus 3. The list started after Vietnam when a soldier was killed by friendly fire but the platoon all said they were attacked by a large animal not a man and with a few tests they discoverd something unusual about his blood the cells were still active after he was killed and the shape and color was different and thats when the government started looking for others starting with his family and moving wider taking care to look at any blood work that came up unusual by a doctors exam and no they didn’t just ask hey are you a werewolf but I think its best that I do leave but the cure is a choice not forced

  4. Lee Ann says:

    @Justin Kilby: sigh.. here I go letting little brats know why they’re just being stuck up little brats. First of all getting back to the initial dispute, A recessive gene is one that is carried through a bloodline or genetic infusion that is continued on through the the foregoers of that line. There’s no such thing as a “recessive process” that’s not even proper english much less an actual occurrence. So congratulations at failing to make yourself sound like you know what you’re talking about. Secondly (congratulations you ticked me off and that takes some level of skill given my ever growing level of patience) YOU sir are so far from anyone who could ever command any form of respect from me. I would sooner spit on your grave then so much as address you as a human being. How Dare you come onto this site and try to demand respect from ANYBODY on here. Much less someone who has been building and teaching this community for as long as I have been. You child are the one who need to shut your mouth and open your eyes. You are not only in the wrong but are also further insulting those who actually have come on here to teach and seek assistance. You are an ignorant waste of any form of breath. And your opinion and “viewpoints” hold about the same amount of merit. Get off this site.

  5. Lycanhope says:

    4 years of research and getting a degree in molecular genetics this year.
    But really, your response tells me you’re a child trying to sound cool, so that’s all I wanted to check.

  6. Gabriel says:

    @Justin Kilby: You still didn’t say how you got the information for the list. As listed above, you probably don’t know genetics. The only reason I didn’t correct you was because I wasn’t entirely sure if I was correct myself and didn’t want to sound like you. Also I am indeed waiting for you to leave in a huff now. Or just stop responding, either way proving my point at least.

  7. Lycanhope says:

    @Lee Ann: I try 4 times to write an essay on why he’s an idiot,and THAT gets through moderation?!?
    What is up with this site…

  8. Lee Ann says:

    @Lycanhope: After awhile you learn a trick or two 😉

  9. Gabriel says:

    Wow, in just 3 pages “kilby” here got to number 10 on the “people who talk the most” (home page “elders”) list. Kind of weird, my original name made it to where I am now after nearly 70 pages of talk.

  10. Justin Kilby says:

    I will leave its obvious that no one on here is worth my time, heres a win for the ignorant people

  11. Lycanhope says:

    @Justin: I’ll rewrite your post to fix the errors, which you probably couldn’t see behind your big shiny smarts degree.
    “I will leave, it’s obvious that no one on here is worth my time. Here’s a win for the ignorant people.”
    University graduate, good one.

  12. Wereboy says:

    Lee Ann how long have you been on this website?

  13. Tia says:

    @Wereboy: She has been on here since before I came here. II came here in 2010. 🙂

  14. Tia says:

    @Wereboy: She has been on here, since before I came here. I came here in 2010. 🙂

  15. the wolf you fear says:

    The tracks of a wolf… hope you haven’t been following me. hehe.

  16. Uraeus says:

    Wait, being born on a Friday of the Full Moon makes you a werewolf? Because I was…

  17. Uraeus says:

    @Lee Ann: Okay.

  18. maddy says:

    Hi um what age if you were born a werewolf will you become like get all the senses speed strength and other things and what age do you change and what if your mate rejects you

    • kiyono says:

      u turn at age 13

    • Bre says:

      I would do more research on the topic if I were you. Don’t use this website as your only source of information, because some people on here could just be trolls. Don’t be afraid to go to other websites too.

  19. Austin says:

    I heard something similar to the conceived under a full moon. What I heard is that if one of your parents is a twin(more likely if it is the mother), and you are born under the light of the full moon (I mean the light of the moon literally needs to be shining on you when you come out of the womb) you shall be born as a werewolf.

  20. Marilyn says:

    I heard you could also become a werewolf if you were conceived on a new moon

  21. Marilyn says:

    Ok can you become a werewolf if you were born on August 8th 2002 on a new moon in North Carolina? Also what age would you turn into a were wolf?

  22. Lycanhope says:

    No, and no particular age.

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