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    Werewolves, also known as lycanthropes, are humans that posess the ability to shift into different forms. The werewolf, is one of the oldest legends of human monsters in history. The werewolf was a feared creature. They were able to commit monstrous crimes anytime they wanted, all they had to do was shift into their other form. Nobody would expect it to be them if they looked like a wolf. It could be your best friend, your neighbor, your parent, it could be anyone and you wouldn't know. Like witches werewolves were often hunted and executed in the same way. People were often accused and burned if they were thought to be a werewolf. Many times, people believed that if you were thought to be a witch, you were also a werewolf. Werewolf stories date all the way back to the 15th century. During this time towns were not as developed as they are now. Generally people lived pretty close to the woods. That being said, wolf attacks were very common in these times. People would be scared to leave their homes because they constantly worried that they would be eaten or attacked by the wolves. It wasn't uncommon for them to walk outside and find partially eaten human body parts lying about. The first ever actual werewolf sighting, that was recorded, took place in Germany in 1591. The story goes that many people cornered a wolf and set their dogs loose on it. The poked at it with sharp sticks and spears, however instead of protecting itself or fighting back, it shifted into a man known…

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    Originating in Greek mythology, werewolves have been depicted as some of the most aggressive monsters in history. The tale of the first werewolf, then called “Lycaon” is found in Homer’s The Iliad. The beast, portrayed as a half-man half-wolf, highlights aggression and primitive instincts in humanity. Though rarely provoked, nearly every modern account of werewolf sightings involve the beast attempting to attack witnesses. Whether these sightings are fact or fiction, society has a fascination…

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    In folk lore, this supernatural transformation is known as lycanthropy, however, these days it carries another meaning. Lycanthropy is defined as “an unusual belief or delusion that one has been transformed into an animal, or behaviors or feelings suggestive of such a belief.” (Khalil, Dahdah, Richa, Kahn). In the past, almost anyone could be marked as a werewolf if a medical expert deemed it so. According to Nadine Metzger, graduate of University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, “One of their principal…

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    Red bowed her head in sadness, tears falling on their own, as she hymned a prayer to her deities to send the poor huntsman safely to the afterlife. Memories of after the Wolf’s attack flooding back to her. The huntsman had indeed saved her from the Wolf but, it was only after that that her mother had revealed him to being her father. The huntsman had taken responsibility after that and during her apprenticeship acted as her teacher in the martial arts and guide to natural and supernatural…

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    They are just like vampires and people always start to really wonder if they are real and try to find evidence that they are real. Werewolves have been known to be around and come out when a full moon and also werewolves don’t like salt just like slugs because it’s said to be that it takes all the water out of their body and kills them. The like of thinking that you can and would turn into a werewolf is called “lycanthropy” came from greek or europe it’s just saying that you believe and think…

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    Harry Potter Injustice

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    from Gryffindor. Headmaster Dumbledore is not innocent in taking part of the inequality of houses as every year he awards Gryffindor points for stupid, mundane things like playing chess really well. The Slytherins deserved better as no one gets to choose their own parents or their lives, so why punish the children because they are ambitious? That being said, all four houses fall under this question. Outside the walls of Hogwarts in the late 90’s, starting after the return of Voldemort and the…

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    Werewolf (disambiguation). Lycanthropy as a medical condition. The fact that the original title of the poem was “Insanity” but then later changed to “The Maniac” Robinson stylizes the figure of the maniac with animalistic characteristics. Nymph, Werewolf, Medusa – all subjects of mortality. Nymphs. Young girls. Personifications of natural places and powers, they are often lusty beings who inhabit wild places and accompany greater gods or goddesses. Medusa. “In the…

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    Ginger Snaps is a Canadian horror film released in 2000 and directed by John Fawcett. The story is set in a suburban Canadian town and focuses mainly on two premenstrual adolescent sisters Ginger Fitzgerald, 16 and Bridgitte Fitzgerald, 15. The two girls are social outcasts who are labeled as freaks in their high school, and like most teens, the sisters are rebellious and apathetic. On the surface, Ginger Snaps can be easily dismissed by critics as a typical B-rated teen-turned-werewolf movie.…

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    Paganism And Religion

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    from sunlight, and that they urinate blood, which, motivates the idea that the “vampire” had to drink blood. The third medical diagnosis for vampirism is catalepsy, which manifests as a decreased sensitivity to pain, and a slowed heart and breathing rate because it is a disease of the central nervous system (Wolters Kluwer Health). Out of the commonly known beings, werewolves and shapeshifters have the least scientific standing. Rabies is often ascribed to werewolves, in which the recipient…

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    Ethiopians In The Iliad

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    directly experienced strife. Polybius is evidently aware of the facts of Arcadia’s existence but chooses to emphasise them as noble savages by placing blame for their adverse reputation on the Cynaetheans. Another inversion of the ethnocentric view is found in Herodotus’ account of a despotic Sparta and her subsequent humiliation by the simplistic noble savage Arcadian Tegeans . Additionally, this attempt to conquer and enslave the noble savage people of Arcadia fails similarly to Cambyses’…

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