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lycanthrope skull with bullet hole

Rare WereWolf skull, possibly kept in hybrid form by the destruction of the pineal gland via a silver bullet.

From the Greek lykanthropos - lykos translates as wolf; anthropos as human being. A psychosis or paranoid schizophrenic state in which an individual suffers delusions of being a wild animal, usually a wolf (perhaps Cogito sum lycanthrope would be more definitive). Not infrequently, bizarre and chaotic sexuality is expressed in a primitive way through the lycanthropic symptom complex. Patients whose internal fears exceed their coping mechanisms may externalize them via projection and can constitute a serious threat to others. Such individuals have been feared down through the ages because of their tendencies to commit bestial acts and were themselves hunted and killed by the populace.Records state over 30000 werewolves were arrested during the 16 century.
WereWolf :(Wer : from the old English for man.) is a anthropophagocytic entity, drawn from ancient documents and oral traditions, capable of changing from human form to wolf and back again. There is no "accepted" evidence indicating humans can indeed "shape-shift" into wolves or their variant intermediate states, under lunar influences or otherwise, (oddly enough the same level of evidence allows an unshakable belief in evolutionary shape-shifting) Those uncomfortable with the concept of bimorphism have speculated that certain excessively hairy individuals resemble wolves and that the legend of the werewolf may have a basis in the genetic disorder known as Hypertrichosis or in some other endocrine disorder, such as adrenal virilism, basophilic adenoma of the pituitary, masculinizing ovarian tumors, or Stein-Leventhal syndrome. Alternatively "they" hypothesise that the uneducated masses of previous centuries were just a bunch of superstitious country hicks who would believe any old story. Another theory postulates that the rye bread of the poor across mainland Europe was often contaminated with the fungus ergot, which caused hallucinations and delusions about werewolves. This puppy below should collectively void their incredulous bowels.

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Gargantuan WereWolf, his friends call him Ortiz

The first chapter of Werewolves Anonymous opened in 1996, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The organization now has or had 257 members, treating victims of OCL (Organically Caused Lycanthropy) or testosterone poisoning, all are patients of Dr. Mason Grumler.

El Retorno del Hombre Lobo
" Everybody is somebody else's weirdo. " - Dykstra

Unlike the Vampire, Werewolves are thought not to be harmed by the religious trappings of any order. In many european countries, rye and mistletoe were considered effective safeguards against werewolf attacks. Mountain ash was also considered effective, with one Belgian superstition stating that no house was safe unless under the shade of a mountain ash. In some legends, werewolves have an aversion to wolfsbane. Modern fiction describes werewolves as vulnerable to silver weapons and highly resistant to other attacks. This feature does not appear in stories about werewolves predating the 19th century. (The claim that the Beast of Gévaudan, an 18th century wolf-like creature, was shot by a silver bullet appears to have been introduced by novelists retelling the story from 1935 onwards and is not mentioned in earlier versions.)

Artwork Details :
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Evolution of a werewolfClient : The Trasharama-agogo short horror film festival.
Brief :  Create new version of Character illustration/logo referencing the horror film genre as promotional artwork for web and print media.
Medium : Digital: 25cm by 22cm constructed in Adobe Photoshop 2009 a.d
Design notes : 1. 3rd illustration of the Promotional 'Were-Woof' character for the Trasharama-agogo short film festerval.

Soundtrack (
music to draw Lycanthropes to) : Wojciech Kilar - The Ninth Gate (Film Score)

WereWoofian Timeline

2,000 BC --

Epic of Gilamesh written down (first literary reference to werewolves)

850 BC --

Odyssey written down (includes many traces of werewolf beliefs)

500 BC --

Herodotus in his Histories States The Amazons, who worshipped the Triple Goddess, incorporated a tribe called the Neuri, who "turned themselves into wolves" for a few days each year during their main religious festival. The same story was told of a certain Irish tribe in Ossory, who became wolf-people when attending their yuletide feast, devouring the flesh of cattle as wolves, and afterward regaining their human shape.

400 BC --

Damarchus, Arcadian werewolf, won boxing medal at Olympics

100 - 75 BC --

Virgil's eighth ecologue (first voluntary transformation of werewolf)

60 AD --

In the Latin work of prose, the Satyricon, by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, one of the characters, Niceros, tells a story at a banquet about a friend who turned into a wolf (chs. 61-62). He describes the incident as follows, "When I looked for my friend I saw he'd stripped and piled his clothes by the roadside...He urinated in a circle round his clothes and then, just like that, turned into a wolf!...after he turned into a wolf he started howling and then ran off into the woods."

249 - 251 AD --

According to Irish stories of saints, Christopher is born a pagan Dog-head called Reprobus. He regrets his beastial nature and is overjoyed when his conversion to Christianity allows him to lose his Cynocephalic nature. An eighth-century list of Saints explained that Christopher "was one of the Dog-heads, a race that had the heads of dogs and ate human flesh. He meditated much on God, but at that time could only speak the language of the Dog-heads."As time passed, the writings mentioned less and less of Christopher's Cynocephalic nature. Walter of Speyer wrote, in the tenth century, stated that Christopher "took his origins from the Cynocephali, a people in speech and countanence dissimilar to others."Sait Christopher was more popularly pictured as a giant carrying the christ child. This still satisfied that Christopher was a convert from a monstrous race. But it was probably more due to the fact that Christopher literally means Christ carrier.

170 AD --

Pausanias visits Arcadia and hears of Lykanian werewolf rites.

600 AD --

Saint Albeus (Irish) said to have been suckled by wolves.

617 AD --

Wolves said to have attacked heretical monks.

650 AD --

Paul of Aegina or Paulus Aegineta was a Byzantine Greek physician best known for writing the medical encyclopedia Medical Compendium in Seven Books. For many years in the Byzantine Empire, this work contained the sum of all Western medical knowledge and was unrivaled in its accuracy and completeness.

Within this compendium Paul describes "melancholic lycanthropia".

1020 AD --

First use of the word "werewulf" recorded in English.

April 24, 1101 AD --

Death of Prince Vseslav Bryachislavich of Polock (also known as Vseslav the Sorcerer or Vseslav the Seer) , alleged Ukrainian werewolf.

1182 - 1183 AD --

Giraldus Cabrensis claims to have discovered Irish werewolf couple.

Here a traveling Priest spends a night in a forest and is accosted by a talking wolf. Although terrified, the Priest is quickly disarmed when the wolf offers praise to God and supplies correct catholic answers to the Priest's questions ( Does that prove anything, outside of the idea that the werewolf was catholic? ). The wolf explains that he and his wife are cursed and "compelled every seven years to put off the human form and depart the dwellings of men. Quitting entirely the human form, we assume that of wolves."The wolf then explains that his wife is dying and impels the Priest to administer the last rights. Stunned, the Priest does so. The female wolf does indeed pass away, uttering as she does so, 'Now, though my body dies in its present form, my immortal soul shall be with God.'The male wolf spends the night with the Priest and, in the morning, leads him out of the forest, thanking him profusely. Later, the Priest has a crisis of confidence about what has occurred, providing holy sanction to an accursed creature and seeks absolution from the Pope. Online Source : Cabrensis, Giraldus: Topographia Hibernica

1275 - 1300 AD --

Völsunga saga, Germanic werewolf saga, commited to paper.

1344 AD --

Wolf child of Hesse discovered.

1407 AD --

Werewolves mentioned during witchcraft trial at Basel

1450 AD --

Else of Meerburg accused of riding a wolf.

1494 AD --

Swiss woman tried for riding a wolf.

1495 AD --

Woman tried for riding a wolf at Lucerne.

1521 AD --

Werewolves of Poligny burnt.

1541 AD --

Paduan werewolf dies after having arms and legs cut off.

1550 AD --

Witekind interviews self-confessed werewolf at Riga Johann Weyer takes up post of doctor at Cleve.

1555 AD --

Olaus Magnus records strange behavior of Baltic werewolves.

1573 AD --

Gilles Garnier burnt as werewolf.

1588 AD --

Alleged date of Auvergne female werewolf (Boguet).

1589 AD --

Peter Stubb executed as werewolf at Cologne.

1598 AD --

Pernette Gandillon was a poor girl in the Jura, who ran about the country on all fours, in the belief that she was a wolf. One day as she was ranging the country in a fit of lycanthropic madness, she came upon two children who were plucking wild strawberries. Filled with a sudden passion for blood, she flew at the little girl and would have brought her down, had not her brother, a lad of four years old, defended her lustily with a knife. Pernette, however, wrenched the weapon from his tiny hand, flung him down and gashed his throat, so that he died of the wound. Pernette was torn to pieces by the people in their rage and horror. Directly after, Pierre, the brother of Pernette Gandillon, was accused of witchcraft. He was charged with having led children to the sabbath, having made hail, and having run about the country in the form of a wolf. The transformation was effected by means of a salve which he had received from the devil. He had on one occasion assumed the form of a hare, but usually he appeared as a wolf, and his skin became covered with shaggy grey hair. He readily acknowledged that the charges brought against him were well founded, and he allowed that he had, during the period of his transformation, fallen on, and devoured, both beasts and human beings. When he desired to recover his true form, he rolled himself in the dewy grass. His son Georges asserted that he had also been anointed with the salve, and had gone to the sabbath in the shape of a wolf. According to his own testimony, he had fallen upon two goats in one of his expeditions. One Maundy-Thursday night he had lain for three hours in his bed in a cataleptic state, and at the end of that time had sprung out of bed. During this period he had been in the form of a wolf to the witches' sabbath. His sister Antoinnette confessed that she had made hail, and that she had sold herself to the devil, who had appeared to her in the shape of a black he-goat. She had been to the sabbath on several occasions. Pierre and Georges in prison behaved as maniacs, running on all fours about their cells and howling dismally. Their faces, arms, and legs were frightfully scarred with the wounds they had received from dogs when they had been on their raids. Boguet accounts for the transformation not taking place, by the fact of their not having the necessary salves by them. All three, Pierre, Georges, and Antoinnette, were hung and burned.Source: Boguet's Discours de Sorciers, 1603-1610.

In a wild and unfrequented spot near Caude, some countrymen came one day upon the corpse of a boy of fifteen, horribly mutilated and bespattered with blood. As the men approached, two wolves, which had been rending the body, bounded away into the thicket. The men gave chase immediately, following their bloody tracks till they lost them; when suddenly crouching among the bushes, his teeth chattering with fear, they found a man half naked, with long hair and beard, and with his hands dyed in blood. His nails were long as claws, and were clotted with fresh gore, and shreds of human flesh.The man, whose name was Jacques Roulet, of his own accord stated that he had fallen upon the lad and had killed him by smothering him, and that he had been prevented from devouring the body completely by the arrival of men on the spot. Before the judges, Roulet acknowledged that he was able to transform himself into a wolf by means of a salve which his parents had given him. When questioned about the two wolves which had been seen leaving the corpse, he said that he knew perfectly well who they were, for they were his companions, Jean and Julian, who possessed the same secret as himself. He was shown the clothes he had worn on the day of his seizure, and he recognized them immediately; he described the boy whom he had murdered, gave the date correctly, indicated the precise spot where the deed had been done, and recognized the father of the boy as the man who had first run up when the screams of the lad had been heard. In prison, Roulet behaved like an idiot. When seized, his belly was distended and hard; in prison he drank one evening a whole pailful of water, and from that moment refused to eat or drink. The lieutenant criminel (chief magistrate) sentenced Roulet to death. He, however, appealed to the Parliament at Paris; and this decided that as there was more folly in the poor idiot than malice and witchcraft, his sentence of death should be commuted to two years' imprisonment in a madhouse, that he might be instructed in the knowledge of God, whom he had forgotten in his utter poverty.

14th of December 1598 AD --

A tailor of Chalons was sentenced to the flames by the Parliament of Paris for lycanthropy. This wretched man had decoyed children into his shop, or attacked them in the gloaming when they strayed in the woods, had torn them with his teeth, and killed them, after which he seems calmly to have dressed their flesh as ordinary meat, and to have eaten it with great relish. The number of little innocents whom he destroyed is unknown. A whole cask full of bones was discovered in his house. The man was perfectly hardened, and the details of his trial were so full of horrors and abominations of all kinds, that the judges ordered the documents to be burned.

1603 AD --

One fine afternoon in the spring, some village girls were tending their sheep on the sand-dunes which intervene between the vast forests of pine covering the greater portion of the present department of Landes in the south of France, and the sea.

The brightness of the sky, the freshness of the air puffing up off the blue twinkling Bay of Biscay, the hum or song of the wind as it made rich music among the pines which stood like a green uplifted wave on the East, the beauty of the sand-hills speckled with golden cistus, or patched with gentian-blue, by the low growing Gremille couchée, the charm of the forest-skirts, tinted variously with the foliage of cork-trees, pines, and acacia, the latter in full bloom, a pile of rose-coloured or snowy flowers,--all conspired to fill the peasant maidens with joy, and to make their voices rise in song and laughter, which rung merrily over the hills, and through the dark avenues of evergreen trees.

Now a gorgeous butterfly attracted their attention, then a flight of quails skimming the surface.

"Ah!" exclaimed Jacquiline Auzun," ah, if I had my stilts and bats, I would strike the little birds down, and we should have a fine supper."

"Now, if they would fly ready cooked into one's mouth, as they do in foreign parts!" said another girl.

"Have you got any new clothes for the S. Jean?" asked a third; "my mother has laid by to purchase me a smart cap with gold lace."

"You will turn the head of Etienne altogether, Annette!" said Jeanne Gaboriant. "But what is the matter with the sheep?"

She asked because the sheep which had been quietly browsing before her, on reaching a small depression in the dune, had started away as though frightened at something. At the same time one of the dogs began to growl and show his fangs.

The girls ran to the spot, and saw a little fall in the ground, in which, seated on a log of fir, was a boy of thirteen. The appearance of the lad was peculiar. His hair was of a tawny red and thickly matted, falling over his shoulders and completely covering his narrow brow. His small pale-grey eyes twinkled with an expression of horrible ferocity and cunning, from deep sunken hollows. The complexion was of a dark olive colour; the teeth were strong and white, and the canine teeth protruded over the lower lip when the mouth was closed. The boy's hands were large and powerful, the nails black and pointed like bird's talons. He was ill clothed, and seemed to be in the most abject poverty. The few garments he had on him were in tatters, and through the rents the emaciation of his limbs was plainly visible.

The girls stood round him, half frightened and much surprised, but the boy showed no symptoms of astonishment. His face relaxed into a ghastly leer, which showed the whole range of his glittering white fangs.

"Well, my maidens," said he in a harsh voice, "which of you is the prettiest, I should like to know; can you decide among you?"

"What do you want to know for?" asked Jeanne Gaboriant, the eldest of the girls, aged eighteen, who took upon herself to be spokesman for the rest.

"Because I shall marry the prettiest," was the answer.

"Ah!" said Jeanne jokingly; "that is if she will have you, which is not very likely, as we none of us know you, or anything about you."

"I am the son of a priest," replied the boy curtly.

"Is that why you look so dingy and black?"

"No, I am dark-coloured, because I wear a wolf-skin sometimes."

"A wolf-skin!" echoed the girl; "and pray who gave it you?"

"One called Pierre Labourant."

"There is no man of that name hereabouts. Where does he live?"

A scream of laughter mingled with howls, and breaking into strange gulping bursts of fiendlike merriment from the strange boy.

The little girls recoiled, and the youngest took refuge behind Jeanne.

"Do you want to know Pierre Labourant, lass? Hey, he is a man with an iron chain about his neck, which he is ever engaged in gnawing. Do you want to know where he lives, lass? Ha., in a place of gloom and fire, where there are many companions, some seated on iron chairs, burning, burning; others stretched on glowing beds, burning too. Some cast men upon blazing coals, others roast men before fierce flames, others again plunge them into caldrons of liquid fire."

The girls trembled and looked at each other with scared faces, and then again at the hideous being which crouched before them.

"You want to know about the wolf-skin cape?" continued he. "Pierre Labourant gave me that; he wraps it round me, and every Monday, Friday, and Sunday, and for about an hour at dusk every other day, I am a wolf, a were-wolf. I have killed dogs and drunk their blood; but little girls taste better, their flesh is tender and sweet, their blood rich and warm. I have eaten many a maiden, as I have been on my raids together with my nine companions. I am a were-wolf! Ah, ha! if the sun were to set I would soon fall on one of you and make a meal of you!" Again he burst into one of his frightful paroxysms of laughter, and the girls unable to endure it any longer, fled with precipitation.

Near the village of S. Antoine de Pizon, a little girl of the name of Marguerite Poirier, thirteen years old, was in the habit of tending her sheep, in company with a lad of the same age, whose name was Jean Grenier. The same lad whom Jeanne Gaboriant had questioned.

The little girl often complained to her parents of the conduct of the boy: she said that he frightened her with his horrible stories; but her father and mother thought little of her complaints, till one day she returned home before her usual time so thoroughly alarmed that she had deserted her flock. Her parents now took the matter up and investigated it. Her story was as follows:--

Jean had often told her that he had sold himself to the devil, and that he had acquired the power of ranging the country after dusk, and sometimes in broad day, in the form of a wolf. He had assured her that he had killed and devoured many dogs, but that he found their flesh less palatable than the flesh of little girls, which he regarded as a supreme delicacy. He had told her that this had been tasted by him not unfrequently, but he had specified only two instances: in one he had eaten as much as he could, and had thrown the rest to a wolf, which had come up during the repast. In the other instance he had bitten to death another little girl, had lapped her blood, and, being in a famished condition at the time, had devoured every portion of her, with the exception of the arms and shoulders.

The child told her parents, on the occasion of her return home in a fit of terror, that she had been guiding her sheep as usual, but Grenier had not been present. Hearing a rustle in the bushes she had looked round, and a wild beast bad leaped upon her, and torn her clothes on her left side with its sharp fangs. She added that she had defended herself lustily with her shepherd's staff, and had beaten the creature off. It had then retreated a few paces, had seated itself on its hind legs like a dog when it is begging, and had regarded her with such a look of rage, that she had fled in terror. She described the animal as resembling a wolf, but as being shorter and stouter; its hair was red, its tail stumpy, and the head smaller than that of a genuine wolf.

The statement of the child produced general consternation in the parish. It was well known that several little girls had vanished in a most mysterious way of late, and the parents of these little ones were thrown into an agony of terror lest their children had become the prey of the wretched boy accused by Marguerite Poirier. The case was now taken up by the authorities and brought before the parliament of Bordeaux.

The investigation which followed was as complete as could be desired.

Jean Grenier was the son of a poor labourer in the village of S. Antoine do Pizon, and not the son of a priest, as he had asserted. Three months before his seizure he had left home, and had been with several masters doing odd work, or wandering about the country begging. He had been engaged several times to take charge of the flocks belonging to farmers, and had as often been discharged for neglect of his duties. The lad exhibited no reluctance to communicate all he knew about himself, and his statements were tested one by one, and were often proved to be correct.

The story he related of himself before the court was as follows:--

"When I was ten or eleven years old, my neighbour, Duthillaire, introduced me, in the depths of the forest, to a M. de la Forest, a black man, who signed me with his nail, and then gave to me and Duthillaire a salve and a wolf-skin. From that time have I run about the country as a wolf.

"The charge of Marguerite Poirier is correct. My intention was to have killed and devoured her, but she kept me off with a stick. I have only killed one dog, a white one, and I did not drink its blood."

When questioned touching the children, whom he said he had killed and eaten as a wolf, he allowed that he had once entered an empty house on the way between S. Coutras and S. Anlaye, in a small village, the name of which he did not remember, and had found a child asleep in its cradle; and as no one was within to hinder him, he dragged the baby out of its cradle, carried it into the garden, leaped the hedge, and devoured as much of it as satisfied his hunger. What remained he had given to a wolf. In the parish of S. Antoine do Pizon he had attacked a little girl, as she was keeping sheep. She was dressed in a black frock; he did not know her name. He tore her with his nails and teeth, and ate her. Six weeks before his capture he had fallen upon another child, near the stone-bridge, in the same parish. In Eparon he had assaulted the hound of a certain M. Millon, and would have killed the beast, had not the owner come out with his rapier in his hand.

Jean said that he had the wolf-skin in his possession, and that he went out hunting for children, at the command of his master, the Lord of the Forest. Before transformation he smeared himself with the salve, which be preserved in a small pot, and hid his clothes in the thicket.

He usually ran his courses from one to two hours in the day, when the moon was at the wane, but very often he made his expeditions at night. On one occasion he had accompanied Duthillaire, but they had killed no one.

He accused his father of having assisted him, and of possessing a wolf-skin; he charged him also with having accompanied him on one occasion, when he attacked and ate a girl in the village of Grilland, whom he had found tending a flock of geese. He said that his stepmother was separated from his father. He believed the reason to be, because she had seen him once vomit the paws of a dog and the fingers of a child. He added that the Lord of the Forest had strictly forbidden him to bite the thumb-nail of his left hand, which nail was thicker and longer than the others, and had warned him never to lose sight of it, as long as he was in his were-wolf disguise.

Duthillaire was apprehended, and the father of Jean Grenier himself claimed to be heard by examination.

The account given by the father and stepmother of Jean coincided in many particulars with the statements made by their son.

The localities where Grenier declared he had fallen on children were identified, the times when he said the deeds had been done accorded with the dates given by the parents of the missing little ones, when their losses had occurred.

The wounds which Jean affirmed that he had made, and the manner in which he had dealt them, coincided with the descriptions given by the children he had assaulted.

He was confronted with Marguerite Poirier, and he singled her out from among five other girls, pointed to the still open gashes in her body, and stated that he had made them with his teeth, when he attacked her in wolf-form, and she had beaten him off with a stick. He described an attack he had made on a little boy whom he would have slain, had not a man come to the rescue, and exclaimed, "I'll have you presently."

The man who saved the child was found, and proved to be the uncle of the rescued lad, and he corroborated the statement of Grenier, that he had used the words mentioned above.

Jean was then confronted with his father. He now began to falter in his story, and to change his statements. The examination had lasted long, and it was seen that the feeble intellect of the boy was wearied out, so the case was adjourned. When next confronted with the elder Grenier, Jean told his story as at first, without changing it in any important particular.

The fact of Jean Grenier having killed and eaten several children, and of his having attacked and wounded others, with intent to take their life, were fully established; but there was no proof whatever of the father having had the least hand in any of the murders, so that he was dismissed the court without a shadow of guilt upon him.

The only witness who corroborated the assertion of Jean that he changed his shape into that of a wolf was Marguerite Poirier.

Before the court gave judgment, the first president of assize, in an eloquent speech, put on one side all questions of witchcraft and diabolical compact, and bestial transformation, and boldly stated that the court had only to consider the age and the imbecility of the child, who was so dull and idiotic--that children of seven or eight years old have usually a larger amount of reason than he. The president went on to say that Lycanthropy and Kuanthropy were mere hallucinations, and that the change of shape existed only in the disorganized brain of the insane, consequently it was not a crime which could be punished. The tender age of the boy must be taken into consideration, and the utter neglect of his education and moral development. The court sentenced Grenier to perpetual imprisonment within the walls of a monastery at Bordeaux, where he might be instructed in his Christian and moral obligations; but any attempt to escape would be punished with death.

A pleasant companion for the monks! a promising pupil for them to instruct! No sooner was he admitted into the precincts of the religious house, than he ran frantically about the cloister and gardens upon all fours, and finding a heap of bloody and raw offal, fell upon it and devoured it in an incredibly short space of time.

Delancre visited him seven years after, and found him diminutive in stature, very shy, and unwilling to look any one in the face. His eyes were deep set and restless; his teeth long and protruding; his nails black, and in places worn away; his mind was completely barren; he seemed unable to comprehend the smallest things. He related his story to Delancre, and told him how he had run about formerly in the woods as a wolf, and he said that he still felt a craving for raw flesh, especially for that of little girls, which he said was delicious, and he added that but for his confinement it would not be long before he tasted it again. He said that the Lord of the Forest had visited him twice in the prison, but that he had driven him off with the sign of the cross. The account be then gave of his murders coincided exactly with what had come out in his trial; and beside this, his story of the compact he had made with the Black One, and the manner in which his transformation was effected, also coincided with his former statements.

He died at the age of twenty, after an imprisonment of seven years, shortly after Delancre's visit.

[From DELANCRE: Tableau de l'Iinconstance, p 305.]


1610 AD --

Two women condemned as werewolves at Liege Jean Grenier dies. 

1692 AD --

Jurgenburg, Livonia, situated in an area east of the Baltic Sea. An 80-year-old man named Thiess confessed to being a werewolf, saying his nose had been broken by a man named Skeistan, a witch who was dead at the time he had struck Thiess. According to Thiess' testimony Skeistan and other witches was preventing the crops of the area from growing. Their purpose for doing this was so they could carry the grain into hell. To help the crop to continue to grow Thiess with a band of other werewolves descended into hell to fight the witches to recover the grain.

The warring of the werewolves and the witches occurred on three nights of the year: Saint Lucia, Pentecost and Saint John (the seasonal changes). If the werewolves were slow in their descent the witches would bar the gates of hell, and the crops, livestock, and even the fish catch would suffer. As weapons the werewolves carried iron bars while the witches used broom handles. Skeistan broke Theiss' nose with a broom handle wrapped in a horse's tail.

The judges were astounded by such testimony, for they had naturally supposed the werewolves were agents of the Devil. But now they were hearing the werewolves were fighting the Devil. When asked what became of the souls of the werewolves, Thiess said they went to heaven. He insisted werewolves were the "hounds of Gods" who helped mankind by preventing the Devil from carrying off the abundance of the earth. If it were not for them all would suffer. He said there were werewolves in Germany and Russia also fighting witches in their own hells.

Thiess was determined in his confession, denying he had ever signed a pact with the Devil. He refused to see the parish priest who was sent for to chastise him, saying that he was a better man than any priest. He claimed he was neither the first nor the last man to become a werewolf in order to fight witches.
Finally the judges, probably out of desperation, sentenced Thiess to ten lashes for acts of idolatry and superstitious beliefs.

1697 AD --

Perrault's Contes includes "Little Red Riding Hood".

1764 AD --

Bete de Gevaudon starts werewolf scare in Auvergne.

1796 - 1799 AD --

Widespread fear of wolves reported in France.

1797 AD --

Victor of Aveyron first seen.

1812 AD --

Grimm Brothers publish their version of "Little Red Riding Hood".

1824 AD --

Antoine Leger tried for werewolf crimes and sentenced to lunatic asylum.

1857 AD --

Accusation of being "wolf leader" ends in court in St. Gervais G. W. M. Reynolds, Wagner the Wehr-Wolf published.

1880 AD --

Folklorist collects werewolf tale in Picardy.

1913 AD --

The Werewolf (film) using real wolf in transformation scene.

1914 AD --

Freud publishes "wolf man" paper.

1920 AD --

Kamala and Amala, the Orissa wolf children, discovered Right-wing terror group "Operation Werewolf" established in Germany. 

1935 AD --

Werewolf of London (film).

1941 AD --

Wolf Man (film) starring Lon Chaney Jr.

1957 AD --

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (film).

1975 AD --

Surawicz & Banta publish first two modern cases of lycanthopy.

1979 AD --

"An American Werewolf in London" (film) includes first four-footed werewolf. A lot of people cite this and The Howling as the two best films in the Werewolf genre. Or subgenre maybe, are there enough WW films to necessitate a full genre? In addition to one of the all-time great werewolves the film also has a rapidly decaying zombie sidekick, a crazy Nazi-demon nightmare sequence, and a hot sex-crazed nurse.

1985 AD --

"Death of Shamdeo" "Teen Wolf" (film). 

1990 AD --

"Werewolf rapist" jailed McLean Case 8 full report published.

1991 AD --

"The Wolfman" escapes from Broadmoor.

white Werewolf by moonlight
Client : Rough concept design © Animatronic Technologies Australia (now CynoTech).
Brief :  Mock up presentation visual for Horror film concept.
Medium : Photographic/illustrative Manipulation : ( Digital composite) 25cm by 22cm constructed in Adobe Photoshop 2005 a.d
Design notes : 1. This nasty lycanthrope was described to me as being a white werewolf: "Gleaming ghostlike in the shadows, its spectral appearance defiantly announcing its presence". From a conceptual/biological standpoint I was thinking it wouldn't be an albino ( pink and white has a girly 'fluffy bunny' quality to it ), choices are it's a truly ancient shapeshifter or it suffers from a chinchilla mutation ( having visible pigmentation in the eyes, paw pads and lips but none in the the hair).
2. The 'WereWolf skull' in the prologue (see above) is a human-wolf photo blend with airbrushed highlights and a bullet hole added.
music to draw Lycanthropes to) : Wojciech Kilar - The Ninth Gate (Film Score)
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Therianthropy (from n. therianthrope and adj. therianthropic, part man and part beast, from the Greek theríon, θηρίον, meaning "wild animal" or "beast" (impliedly mammalian), and anthrōpos, άνθρωπος, meaning "human being") refers to the metamorphosis of humans into other animals.
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