Werewolves in Mexico

Mexico is one of the few countries in the world that have kept their werewolf legends pretty much exactly the same as they were several hundred years ago. Even though the Spaniards started colonizing Mexico in the 1500s, the people in the area still held fast to their werewolf beliefs. That, and the fact that…

Do Werewolves Age?

Werewolves can do many things, and undoubtedly, they have an incredible amount of powers. But it’s generally accepted that werewolves are not immortal and that, although it’s difficult, they can be killed. This got me thinking, sure they can die, but do they age? And how exactly does that happen? Why do some werewolves seem…

Vironsusi: The Werewolves of Finland

Every country and every region around the world seems to have its own werewolf legends it seems. And Finland is no different. The fact that the Finnish people know their werewolves by the name of “Vironsusi” is odd, seeing as how this translates into “Estonian wolf.” But then again, Estonia does lie just to the…

The Neffer Werewolf of Austria

It was during the sixteenth century that an Austrian village known as Neffer¬†was attacked and destroyed by a gigantic werewolf. This werewolf was so big that when he walked through the forest that bordered the village, he loomed above the trees – watching for his prey below. It was one very lucky woodcutter that was…

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The Burgomaster Werewolf

Here’s a werewolf tale that’ll turn your stomach. I know it did mine. It was in Germany in 1685 that many women, children, and pets were being savagely killed by what many people in the area was reporting to be a wolf. Because the burgomaster (which is the mayor of a certain municipality in Germany)…

The Marrok Werewolf

As some of you may know, I’ve recently discovered the little treasure that is Patricia Briggs. As I delve further into the series though, there was a term that I just couldn’t wrap my head around. That term was the ‘Marrok.’ Well, I could put two and two together in regards to the Mercy Thompson…

A Deeper Look Into Little Red Riding Hood

All of us have heard the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the famous fairytale about the girl in the red cloak that visits her grandma in the woods only to find the big bad wolf ate grandma and plans on eating her as well.¬† Yes yes, we all know this story. In the version…

Why the Wolf?

Those that believe that werewolves are not real creatures but simply legends of folklore and beings made for our entertainment, sometimes wonder why the form of the wolf was chosen. What is it about the beauty of the woods that sparks such fear and awe all at the same time? So, out of all the…