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The Many Ways To Become A Werewolf

July 16th, 2010 § 141

I bet many of you are wondering how someone is turned into a werewolf. We all know the most popular way which involves being bitten by another werewolf. But if you take a look at folklore, old customs and traditions throughout the world you’ll learn that there are several ways someone was believed to turn into a werewolf. A warning though, many of these ideas came from the middle ages, a time when people believed in most anything, so some things on this list may be a bit ridiculous.

How To Become A Werewolf

  • Being bitten by another werewolf
  • Being scratched or clawed by another werewolf
  • Selling your soul to the devil
  • Wearing an enchanted belt made of wolf skin/fur, known as a wolf-belt
  • Applying a magic salve to one’s body
  • Black magic and witchcraft
  • Eating lycanthropous flowers (white or yellow flowers said to be in the Balkans)
  • Inhaling certain potions
  • Simply wearing an animal’s pelt
  • Placing a real wolf pelt on one’s body and then drinking beer mixed with blood
  • Drinking water from a wolf’s paw print
  • Eating the brains of a wolf
  • Spells and rituals
  • Having sex with a werewolf
  • Eating an unborn fetus
  • Wearing a belt made of the skin of a executed criminal
  • Being cursed by a witch or troll
  • Being born on Christmas Eve
  • Being blasphemous and getting cursed for your sins
  • Genetics (having a werewolf in your family)
  • Drinking from a lycanthropous stream
  • Drinking downstream from wolves
  • Sleeping on a Friday night under the full moon with the moon shining directly on your face
  • Being the seventh son
  • Being a child conceived under a new moon
  • Not going to confession for 10 years
  • Being gruesomely murdered on a full moon
  • Being born on a full moon Friday
  • Tasting human flesh
  • Being chosen by the Native American wolf spirit

Like I said, folks in the middle ages believed in anything. Instead of explaining things with science, they explained it with religion and superstition. So for those that wish to become a werewolf, don’t expect any of these methods to actually work.

- Moonlight

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141 Responses to The Many Ways To Become A Werewolf

  1. Mcfaol says:

    I particularly liked the last one!

  2. Scott says:

    good to know. Some seem fun.

  3. Paul says:

    I had read somehwere about being born on a new moon. I had not heard the conception one.

  4. Shelley says:

    Haha, my Spirit Guide is a White Wolf, named Cleara…

  5. Superpowerarsenal says:

    lol guess my uncle’s a werewolf. My grandmother had seven children exactly and he was the last.

  6. jasmineA says:

    what about being a seventh daughter?

  7. Silver Fox says:

    7th Son in a row is what it is. No girls interrupting the line… this is… how in a place like Brazil they were implementing birth control and number of children.

    List looks good.

  8. Golden Wolf says:

    I don’t exactly get this one… “Applying a magic salve to one’s body” Where could you get the magic salve?

  9. Golden Wolf says:

    Also, this one.. “Drinking a downstream from a wolf”… Does that mean urine? I really want to become a werewolf, and if you have any information, she would like to know how to become a vampire..other than being bitten. Thanks for all the information on the werewolves.

  10. Golden Wolf says:

    moonlight?

    • moonlight says:

      The information is all there. The thing is these came from the Middle Ages, just because people believed them once doesn’t mean they are true. Just keep that in mind :)

  11. J says:

    I honestly believe a lot of these ways to be stupidly hilarious. Me and my sister found some of this funny.

  12. Eric says:

    I think that most of these are the most ludicrous ideas I have ever heard.

  13. FaylinOrren says:

    since these are from the Middle Ages…it’s no wonder they sound a little strange. they lived in fear then, from so many things.

  14. coolkid says:

    WTF someof these are fucking nasty! “esting an unborn fetus” who the hell would do that?! and eating a wolf’s brain WHAT THE FUCK?!!! btw, i don’t believe in werewolves, but i do believe all legends are based on some truth

  15. HAWK says:

    i was born a WEREWOLF/ IM LOOKING FOR MY KIND

  16. HAWK says:

    ANYBODY OUT THERE?

  17. werewolfs 101 says:

    i do think its possible to achieve a werewolf form but its difficult because u hav to be cursed or given it threw sorcery so im not sure if anybody out there will go that far but go ahead . i like supernatural stuf but im not sure if i want be a werewolf because of the things that will happen after

  18. rene says:

    i hope your ideas work because i wanted to become a werewolf when i was four

  19. Ur site is wrong u hav 2 b born with the blood and must be angry

  20. jeovanny says:

    I KNOW A WAY TO BECOME A WEREWOLF A MEADESEN CALLED LB217

  21. Golden Wolf says:

    jeovanny-
    that is only in the movie “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf”. that probably was fake blood, anyways.

  22. Golden Wolf says:

    I’m going to try:Sleeping on a Friday night under the full moon with the moon shining directly on your face.
    I really hope this works, but while im on, can someone tell me the downsides of being a werewolf? just to see if i would have second thoughts..

  23. bob says:

    if you try the wolf skin belt method really works, except it dosent have to be wolf skin

  24. bayleigh says:

    what is the easiest way to become a werewolf?

  25. wolfgurl says:

    hai my friend realy wants to become a werewolf and she looks to me to help her find a bunch of spells and ways to trn into a werewolf cuz she says i am the werewolf expert because i know ALOT about werewolves and i need help please post more stuff about how to turn into a werewolf thnx

    • Cody says:

      Lol, This is ridiculous, Most of these can’t be done, I wish some retard would try each of these and make a video of each one and see if any of hem actually worked, Also eating an unborn fetus, That’s pretty gross lol, I’ve tried sleeping outside on a full moon on Friday about a year ago, Didn’t work, I also sacrificed a cat on a full moon making a circle of its blood then digging within the middle, Clawing, And that didn’t work either, My friend named Kevin was born on Friday the 13th in may of 1994 he’s not a werewolf, But he really wants to be one, Lol, But maybe hes only like 16, Maybe when he is an adult he will turn :) I have never gone to confession, Didn’t work, I’ve also burned a bible, And I’m not a werewolf, I’ve cast spells and done some black magic, Rituals and such, Didn’t work, I think it is very difficult to become a werewolf, God has to curse you, Or selling your soul would definitely get it done,

      • moonlight says:

        You’re sick.

      • Hullabaloo says:

        come on werewolves dont exist. even when I wish they did, I WANT TO BE ONE!!!!!! but I think the only way would be being bitten by one cuz it could have some toxic werewolf stuff that changes ur DNA and makes u a werewolf. lol
        you sacrisficed a cat? WHY DID THE CAT DESERVE THE DEATH :’( poor thing.

  26. leticia mares (leticia da wolf) says:

    i want to be a wolf so none of these could work but i’ll give it a try ok

  27. Shubradeep debroy says:

    In my place i saw many wolf but i never see a human werewolf
    i want to become werewolfe i want to be a strongest werewolf that no one can destroy me

  28. Ashcogman112 says:

    wow u people r stupid i mean really it would be kinda cool, but really spells black magic and Cody if u burned a bible u r goin to hell besides if u were a werewolf it wouldnt be very cool because u wouldnt have any control who knows werewolves kill everthing right? so what if your werewolf spirit kills your family huh?

    • Emily says:

      i am obbsesed with wolves and i want to become a werewolf so i’m gonna try this stuff to see if it works. i’m not gonna eat a wolf’s brain or anything, thats just disgusting. wish me luck :D

  29. Patricia says:

    Wow its has ben a long time sins u guy have ben here.Oh and i wont to see if u guy still come on here plz right back if u do

  30. hey its me if you are wondering y im on this web site “gulp,” my bio dad is a werewolf and if you seen him please bring him here to tell me if im humen or not becouse my bio a mom humen healer

  31. Yami Wolf says:

    Most of these are very valid. i didnt give my real name for multipul reasons but i myself am a true werewolf. for all those who are curiouse or skeptical, not all werewolves trasmform there human bodies into werewolf forms, lycanthropes like myself manefest a second wolven body from pure spiritual energy and aura. these bodies are only active when the human body is compleatly unconsious. i do dnot need a full moon to do this infact no wereowlf does, what the full moon does is puts our strengths to there highest power and makes us more agressive. we are not ravonus murderus beasts as potraid in movies but very intelegent and misunderstood. we try to avoid humans as much as possible because they are dangerous, and its best to live in the shaddows.

    • a wolf inside says:

      wow if youre for realz teach me to be one i increadbly respect what you said but im more than certain i want to become one of you

  32. Ahmad says:

    Is This All True Or Am I Crazy?

  33. Ahmad says:

    Is This All True Or Am I Crazy?
    and By The Way The Site Look’s AWESOME!!

    • moonlight says:

      I wouldn’t believe the things listed, they’re from old folktales and superstitions, which doesn’t make them true.

  34. james says:

    i like 14

  35. SilverShadow says:

    i was born dec 30th 1997,wicj is on a new moon,iv alwasys loved wolves and dogs,and they seem to love me,lol,wich is weird,it seems like i can understand them,like there feelings,and body language,and iv been like this since i was four years old.i met a pretty vicious dobermen picher,and the owner told me “NO,dont go by her,shes gonna bite you!!”,and she was freakin vicious,she would attack anyone who got near the house,she would kill any cat,squirell,or anything in there yard,but,i went to pet her,all she did was wag her tail,and lick my face,and play with me.i seiriously dont belive in shapeshifting,but i do belive one spirit can be a wolf,you know?iv been teased my whole life,ppl are always avoiding me cuase i act different,you know,i admit it,a dog.i follow my instincts,but im not sure im a “werewolf”,my friend said i sould get some info and see,so if someone could like give me any info or tell me anything, kindly,i would appreciate that c:

  36. awsoman says:

    there is a way that you do that i hear is cool. you find a tree stump on a full moon, stab it with a copper knife, then saying a chant, (you will have to look it up couse i dont know it lol) then leap over the stump 3 times

  37. George says:

    Some of these seem satanic, i would never try, but some like, drinking from a foot print, having sex… :D and sleeping outside on a friday night under a full moon (July 15th) i would do.

  38. George says:

    My skin falls off at night…. but thats from a serious sunburn i got… always wear water-proof sunblock!

  39. lonewolf says:

    Hawk-I am a WEREWOLF I’m the pack leader that has almost 16 members.
    Robert Wermes-YOU are a half breed so you are a werewolf.
    CODY-You dont kill cats to become a werewolf you basterd.
    Silverfox-You know nothing about werewolves.
    Coolkid-No-one cares about wat you believe in I have a friend who used to be athiest but he changed but it was to late the devil took his soul .He’s werehound not awolf a hound.
    MOONLIGHT-Love the nickname dear darling but there’s something you need to about garous there are 6 different races and 10 tribes.HERE are the races:Werewolves ,Lycans ,Navajo Skinwalkers ,Wolfmen ,Four Legged Werewolves ,and Berserkers.And the tribes:Black Fury, Bone Gnawer, Child Of Gaia, Fianna, Get Of Fenris, Glass Walker, Red Talon, Shadow Lord, Silent Strider, Silver Fang.I am a red talon and I have the blood of all 6 garou running threw my veines. Therefore I am the strongest and rarest Werewolf of all. and the Full Moon is to Night hope to see all the Werewolves on this page tonight.

  40. souvick saha says:

    nice one except selling my soul to devil………………..

  41. sillver wolf says:

    i like all of them but not selling my soul to the devil

  42. sillver wolf says:

    and imm not kidding

  43. Roe says:

    My spirit animal is a wolf and im very interested…I would like to try the “under the moon” one, but I have a slight fear of aliens so idk >..<…I have had a dream that my uncle was a werewolf. I believe it's in my blood…

  44. Ana says:

    I like gettin bitten or clawed by a werewolf and i do not like selling my soul to the devil.Ahhhh I just want to be a werewolf if a werewolf plzzz bite me or claw me

  45. George says:

    I guess you could have sex with a werewolf and not get eaten if you own a farm or had a couple cows to feed it…

  46. Catel says:

    You really dont want to become one…those who are half beasts and human have sufered the violence of animal in your heart, facing your darkness. To become one, you have to be punished by god himself. You can be bitten, but is not gonna work. Being a werewolf only means disease and pain. I hope you all understand what be this creature, really means.
    is not “fun” at all.

  47. Szayel says:

    mmm wolf brains lol. But these are interesting to jot down for my study…

  48. michael says:

    BELIVE

  49. A something says:

    i think these legends r based on truths i think werewolves exist anyways i hope one of the ways to become a werewolf r eal cus i would love to be one

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