Haunting History: 5 of the Best Werewolf Legends

For most, the love for werewolves sprang from a classic horror film or a supernatural TV show, but for me, it was in a history book. There are countless werewolf myths and legends throughout the world from the days when people once believed in the paranormal. Those are the tales I love. Werewolf lore is my passion. There are so many spectacular and eerie werewolf legends, but below are some of my favorites.

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The Werewolf of Death
I love the myth of Luison, it’s so perfectly eerie. Luison is a creature from Guaraní mythology. He is part wolf, part human and smells of death and decay. He is lord of death and protector of cemeteries.

The Lycanthropous Stream
There is an old legend that tells of a magical stream that can transform an individual into a werewolf. The legend appears to be European in origin, but beyond that there’s very little information on it. That’s part of my love for this myth – the mystery of it. Does this magical stream really exist? And if so, where is it? It reminds me of the fountain of youth.

How to Become a Werewolf
According to folklore, there are many ways to become a werewolf. I find it amazing that hundreds of years ago people genuinely believed these things. Like, eating the brain of a wolf would make you a werewolf, or being born on Christmas Eve made you a werewolf, or not going to confession for 10 years. So SO many! And people actually believed this stuff! It’s fascinating.

Marching Werewolves
This is another mysterious legend, one that I desperately wish I knew more about. It tells the tale of a group of wicked humans who are drawn from their homes and forced to march throughout town, losing their human forms on the way and transforming into a wolves. After 12 days have passed they become human again. I highly suggest reading the full legend (click the title), it’s different.

Bleeding Medicine
I love the history of this tale. It mixes superstitious beliefs with old medical beliefs. It’s fantastic! Remember learning about bleeding a person in history class? Doctors thought that to cure someone of their illness they simply had to drain that person of blood. Being bleed was once a common practice and one with ties to werewolves.

And there you have it werewolf lovers. 5 of my favorite werewolf myths and legends. I have MANY more favorites, but I’ll stop myself here. What do you think of these old folktales?

– Moonlight

About the Author
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book with coffee in hand. You can stalk her via her Twitter.

By moonlight

One of the writers for werewolves.com, as well as vampires.com.


    1. I know there real I seen hand of one open my back throw a broke window. Then couple years later I was in a coma and had a dream about it native American sitting in a fire with either a wolf or a coyote I couldn’t tell I couldn’t remember and he was talking to me and then I woke up from my coma after 3 months. Then January 5th I had dinner with my balls 6:00 at this Asian restaurant everything else in that food my teeth felt like her mom and I have dentures they felt more a the more I felt like they were mine like they were glued to my own my voice got deeper teeth got stronger I felt like about a kept eating I want to change right there in the f****** restaurant everybody at that table told me to take the food home and finish it later on at night I start eating food again and the cake that my boss gave me because this is his birthday I started hearing my voice change my teeth getting stronger and I was getting ready to eat and all but I had a good friend stop me because he was getting scared I’ve been St Louis city of the dogman who you think about the churches I warn you though once you know they know they f*** with you and it’s not just them there’s other things out there too the wolves are just a peacekeepers turn the front line when everything goes to hell u must one with u ur dogs or wolf. Don’t go look for sumthg that u can’t handle bc I was about 40% almost changing until i realized my mom n my friend was in the house with me. Pure mind body spirit heart n soul .

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