Where Did the Idea of Werewolves Come From?

11th January 2018

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The clouds part on a dark night to reveal a full moon shining ever so bright. Somewhere in the distance, there’s a shout, a cry and a roar of struggle. Hideous noises pierce the still air as a sharp knife through flesh. Finally, silence and everything is still. That is until a wolf’s howl echoes from the ground towards the heavens before its descent to hell. It’s clear a werewolf is amongst us, but a mere look at one’s reflection will reveal that werewolf… is you.

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Sources:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/05/werewolf-history/
http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-the-werewolf-legend
https://www.livescience.com/24412-werewolves.html

https://archive.org/stream/originofwerewolf00stewrich#page/4/mode/2up

https://books.google.com/books?id=I5_DAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Werewolf+in+Lore+and+Legend+
http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-asia/love-battlefield-legend-ishtar-first-goddess-love-and-war-008301
http://www.loyno.edu/~history/journal/1998-9/Pipes.htm
https://www.livescience.com/20093-supermoon-moon-myths.html
https://books.google.com/books?id=AfczULIXGscC&pg=PA5&lpg=PA5&dq=Virgil+werewolves&source=bl&ots=1cxrmYPTZc&sig=4EA3Ze7UllyxOkwJCQSlXs3d3ts&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiChYTl9IbXAhVi6YMKHcnxD_cQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=Virgil%20werewolves&f=false
https://voices.nationalgeographic.org/2012/02/03/would-real-wolves-act-like-the-wolves-of-the-grey
https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/news_and_events/researchblog/werewolf/

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https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-151637321/stock-vector-dark-halloween-background-with-moon-on-blue-sky%2C-castle-and-werewolf%2C-grunge-decoration-with-cobweb%2C-spiders-and-flying-bats%2C-illustration
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-217925395/stock-photo-werewolf-in-the-dark%2C3d-illustration-concept-background
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-21317522/stock-photo-%D0%97%D0%BB%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%BA
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-120173330/stock-photo-eating-gray-wolf-in-the-forest
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-210292510/stock-photo-timber-wolf-hunting-in-mountain-with-morning-fog
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-61610039/stock-photo-werewolf
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-174497785/stock-vector-stock-vector-of-a-werewolf-howling-in-the-night-during-full-moon
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-101476643/stock-vector-werewolf-on-moon-background
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-180817807/stock-photo-snowmobile%2C-forest-path-in-the-night-under-the-moonlight
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-198834967/stock-photo-hiker-sitting-under-the-big-tree-in-a-night-mountain-valley-and-enjoy-milky-way-in-a-starry-sky
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-144697286/stock-photo-hooded-man-in-mask-with-knife
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-84615080/stock-photo-spooky-monster-in-foggy-forest
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-66236101/stock-vector-howling-wolf
https://www.bigstockphoto.com/ru/image-116191073/stock-photo-howling-wolf-in-wilderness

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