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The Werewolf of Death

Time again for a mythological werewolf, one of my favorite kinds. This time we’ll jump head first into the world of Guaraní mythology and tell the tale of Tau and Kerana and their werewolf son.

One day Tau, the spirit of evil, saw the incredibly beautiful Guaraní woman, Kerana and had to have her. So like most men in mythology, he kidnapped her and then had seven babies with her. Unfortunately for them, the goddess Arasy cursed all of the children. The seven children in order of birth…

1. Teju Jagua: A half-lizard, half-dog creature considered the protector of fruit and the lord of caverns.
2. Mbói Tu’ĩ: A massive snake with the head of a parrot who is the lord of rivers and protector of all aquatic life.
3. Moñái: Another giant snake, but this time no parrot head, just a big horn. Said to be the lord and protector of the fields.
4. Jasy Jaterei: The only child to look normal and attractive. He is the lord of the siesta.
5. Kurupi: A small and ugly man with a large penis. He is, of course, a god of sexuality and fertility.
6. Ao Ao: Appeared as either a monstrous sheep or peccary and is lord of hills and mountains.
7. Luison: A part wolf, part human creature who is lord of death and protector of cemeteries.

As I’m sure you can guess, Luison is the star of this post, for he is the werewolf in the family. Since Luison was the seventh son, he was the most cursed of the bunch. He barely looked human at all – he had long dirty hair that covered most of his body and his skin was pale and sickly looking. He also always reeked of death and decay. He was so horrifying and repulsive his very appearance would fill one with terror.

Since Guaraní myths weren’t written down but spread by word, the descriptions change from tribe to tribe. In other versions Luison is an unsightly wild dog-like creature with razor sharp teeth and red, glowing eyes.

Luison lived only in cemeteries and burial grounds. He ate nothing but death and rotting flesh. In the myth he is the Guaraní version of the Grim Reaper – to see him meant death was coming. But over the years this has been mostly forgotten and now people believe that he is more like a werewolf that hunts and kills anyone.

– Moonlight

By moonlight

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

16 replies on “The Werewolf of Death”

well i found an old legend that is told around england and that was used as an inspiration to ´the dog of the baskervilles` its about a criptid called the black shuck he isnt exactly a werewolf but he considered a wolflike/doglike criptid you should make a post because this wolf/dog is also called the´dog of doom` and even has its on passage in the bible

HAS ANY ONE ON THIS WEB SITE EVER DONE OR THOUGHT OF THINGS THAT U WOULD NOT NORMALLY DO HAVE YOU EVER ACTED AT NIGHT THEN YOU DO DURING THE DAY HAS THINGS EVER BEEN IN A RAGE OR YOU GET CONSTANTLY AND UNCONTROLLABLY MAD IF SO YOU ARE NOT ALONE I PROMISE YOU THAT

Regarding, Werewolves and Sasquatch, both are real and both come from the same place. They are not iatvinamige. Both are natural, and yet, supernatural. Why do you think that the Native Americans have both in their culture? What do they know that European man does not? Or did European man know, but over time has forgotten. You don’t have to believe me. But as babes come from the womb, wisdom comes from knowledge and experience. They both walk the earth now.

hi is any one like me on here….see i had gotin bit by a white wolf thing and over the years i have been acting differint and i have gotin stronger,faster and i can hear and smell things from far away and i have been wanting raw meat and idk whats hapening to me can anyone help me?

Stop being a child for two seconds and shut up. As I have said before, we cover all sorts of things on this site. We cover all werewolf legends and creatures that are similar. We branch out and write about an assortment of things our readers find fascinating. If you don’t like it then make your own werewolf site and stop writing a bunch of negative comments on every single post.

Hi, this is a very good documentary. I am from Paraguay, and the Guaranies were our natives, all the tales I’ve been told matches with your story. Congratulations man. We have another myth which is Pombero, it is like a hairy man who can make himself invisible and imitates another animal sounds during the night. You can make deals with him offering tobacco, rum and honey. He can scare, hurt and kill people. Once you make a pact with him, it’s not easy to get rid of him, you have to supply the offers as long as he stays around.

Hi, I’m Paraguayan and I just want to share here another versions of the Luison myth.

Other versions of the myth say that Luison is the 7th child of a cursed couple or marriage, any couple. But they have to have 6 brothers (not sisters) and the 7th is the Luison.

The Luison in this version is just a strange, introverted man with pale skin and rings under his eyes and every Friday night he transforms into Luison, goes to the closest cemetery and eats the rotten flesh of the dead. If he bites you, like any other werewolf myth, you will also transform into Luison.

During the day you recognize him besides all the characteristics named before, because he would be naked (lol)in a Saturday morning with a terrible smell.

That’s what I remember now. I used to hear these stories since I was a baby. Most people don’t believe in them any more but if you go in the country you will find people who still believe in them and still have sightings of these creatures.

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