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Friday, November 16, 2007

Werewolf@lycanthropes

-also known as lycanthropes (mythological or folkloric people with the ability to shapeshift into
a wolf or wolflike creature by using magic or after beingplaced under a curse)
-medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury associated the transformation with the appearance the
full moon
-there is evidence that the association that associated existed among the Ancient
Greeks, appearing in the writings of Petronius
-the concept was rarely associated with the werewolf until the idea was picked up by fiction
writers.
for more information, go to:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf

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