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The Werewolf’s Cousin: The Werefox

March 16th, 2010 § 20

Today we’re going to mix it up a bit and take a look at a different kind of shapeshifter. After one of our readers asked about werefoxes I figured, why the hell not? They may not be werewolves but they fall into the same shapeshifting furry family. So today we’ll take a tiny break from werewolves and look into the world of werefoxes.

Northern China is home to quite a few werefox stories, in the legends werefoxes inhabit the netherworld between the material plane and the unseen dimensions. They can take human form though, and in this form they appear as gorgeous girls and young men. But even in human for they still have a fox tail, a tail that occasionally pops out of their clothing (after all it would be pretty difficult to hide a big fluffy tail).

The male werefoxes and the female werevixens can mate with normal humans, but if a person were to mate with one of these weres it could turn them into the foxes’ zombie-like slave.

A werefox will lose control of its human form when it sleeps, or when it has too much alcohol to drink. So if you suspect someone of being a fox then simply get them super drunk or knock them out. Simple enough.

Now we move to the Unites States – while most people are familiar with the Native American legends about werewolves (thanks to Twilight) it was the fox that many Native American sorcerers preferred to shapeshift into. Even though most tribes consider the fox as an instrument of negativity, evil magicians loved this form. A werefox may not be able to rip someone to shreds like a werewolf, but in many myths it could place a terrible curse on someone’s head instead.

If you guys are interested in hearing about other types of shapeshifters then leave a comment letting me know and maybe I’ll give you some other types of shapeshifters (there’s a lot out there). Werewolves are our number one love, but it’s nice to take a peek at their cousins.

- Moonlight

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20 Responses to The Werewolf’s Cousin: The Werefox

  1. Mallory says:

    i love have a child with my werefox husband…hes a ginger eww

  2. Superpowerarsenal says:

    i still wanna know abt the wrd

  3. I-Love-Foxes says:

    Mallory – don’t dis gingers, lol :)

    I love werefoxes – they’re so interesting.
    I love real foxes too :) They’re so sleek and amazing to watch, and so secretive too.

  4. silverwolf says:

    dang, am I the only real werewolf on this page?

    • moonlightwolf says:

      nope im a werewolf too. ;) i LOVE werewolfs!!!!!!!!!! i would love to know more about them and other shapeshifters as well :)

      • tennischickk says:

        I can help with that. Werewolves are very different creatures. They are slaves to the full moon, when they are shifted they have no control over themselves. They do have a sibling like them called Lycanthropes who are smarter, stronger, bigger, and are able to change at will. They both can be given to a human by bite or they can create an offspring that is a werewolf/lycan.

  5. Jay the Fox says:

    well ima real werefox and its the first that i know about this site

  6. Wolfkin says:

    What about Werebears? Aren’t they another “cousin” to werewolves and werefoxes?

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  8. of the fey says:

    have you considered wing shifters, they are a type of shape shifter. its said they can shifted in to any animal.

  9. faolan lykos says:

    what about weredogs?

  10. Nion says:

    Jesus christ dude…you stole the werefox description from the Forgoten Realms monster manual and your trying to play it off as real? You even used a fucking furfaggot pic for the definition…how lame can you get? Complete POS homo BS right in this place.

    • moonlight says:

      No, I didn’t get it from the Forgotten Realms manual. I got it from a book of myths and folklore. I can guarantee that Forgotten Realms based their werefox on old myths, just like most games do. Use some common sense genius.

  11. It is nice to find more info on my kind. I would like to point out that the stronger foxes have ALOT of abilities no one else does, such as being able to disguise themselves in another form.

  12. Spawnwolf says:

    I may not no alot about foxes but i do no one thing most of this information is not true.

  13. eshtarkolan says:

    I am a Kitsune as well. We have up to nine tails. I only have five. Maybe i can talk to another like myself?

  14. Jacob says:

    You guys you problaby won’t believe me but I did a where wolf spell on a full moon in my bedroom and a week later I started to get really hungry after I eat and on a full moon I feel like I have more energy and in day time I don’t and also my teeth got really sharp and pointy and I was able to run faster and a grew more hair and my eye color changed to and I get angry very easly I also stare at the moon long periods of time

  15. Shax says:

    Ware jaguars or canimas

  16. tennischickk says:

    Hey I’m writing a book and need some help. What are some cultures that believe(d) the lore of the werefox? Is it related to the kitsune? Do they have powers other than be able to curse someone? Do they turn annually like a werewolf? How does someone become a werefox? Thanks

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