You will learn how to slay one of these feresome beasts.

First,you will learn about the enemy, to kill the beast you must know the beast.

Secondly, you will learn their weaknesses.

Thirdly, you will learn to exploit their weaknesses.

Lastly, you will learn what to do if you get bitten.

Step 1: Werewolf Knowledge and History

The legend of the werewolf is one of the most ancient and wide spread. Stories of werewolves can be found as far back as history has been written. These shape-shifter myth's can be found all over the word from China to Iceland and Brazil to Haiti.

The name Werewolf most likely derives from Old English wer (or were) and wulf. The first part, wer, translates as "man" (in the sense of male human, not the race of humanity). It has cognates in several Germanic languages including Gothic wair, Old High German wer and Old Norse var, as well as in other Indo-European languages, such as Latin vir, Lithuanian vyras and Welsh gwr, which have the same meaning.

The second half, wulf, is the ancestor of modern English "wolf"; in some cases it also had the general meaning "beast". An alternative etymology derives the first part from Old English weri (to wear); the full form in this case would be glossed as wearer of wolf skin.


75,000 BC - Earliest human altars, including evidence of prehistoric bear-cult.

10,000 BC - Domestication of dog

6,000 BC - Catal Huyuk cave-drawings depict leopard men hunting

2,000 BC - Epic of Gilamesh written down (first literary evidence of werewolves)

850 BC - Odyssey written down (includes many traces of werewolf beliefs)

500 BC - Scythians recorded as believing the Neuri to be werewolves.

400 BC - Damarchus, Arcadian werewolf, said to have won boxing medal at Olympics

100 - 75 BC - Virgil's eighth ecologue (first voluntary transformation of werewolf)

55 AD - Petronius, Satyricon

150 AD - Apuleius, Metamorphosis composed

170 AD - Pausanias visits Arcadia and hears of Lykanian werewolf rites

432 AD - St. Patrick arrives in Ireland

600 AD - Saint Albeus (Irish) said to have been suckled by wolves

617 AD - Wolves said to have attacked heretical monks

650 AD - Paulus Aegineta describes "melancholic lycanthropia"

900 AD - Hrafnsmal mentions "wolf coats" among the Norwegian Army; Canon Episcopi condems the belief in reality of witches as heretical

1020 - First use of the word "werewulf" recorded in English

1101- Death of Prince Vseslav of Polock, alleged Ukrainian werewolf

1182-1183 - Giraldus claims to have discovered Irish werewolf couple

1194-1197 - Guillaume de Palerne composed

1198 - Marie de France composes Bisclavret

1250 - Lai de Melion composed

1275 - 1300 - Volsungasaga, Germanic werewolf saga, written down

1344 - Wolf child of Hesse discovered

1347 - 1351 - First major outbreak of the Black Death

1407 - Werewolves mentioned during witchcraft trial at Basel

1450 - Else of Meerburg accused of riding a wolf

1486 - Malleus Maleficarum published

1494 - Swiss woman tried for riding a wolf

1495 - Woman tried for riding a wolf at Lucerne

1521 - Werewolves of Poligny burnt

1541 - Paduan werewolf dies after having arms and legs cut off

1550 - Witekind interviews self-confessed werewolf at Riga Johann Weyer takes up post of doctor at Cleve

1552 -Modern French version of Guillaume published at Lyon

1555 - Olaus Magnus records strange behavior of Baltic werewolves

1560 - First publication of Della Porta, Magiae naturalis

1563 - First publication of Weyer, De praestigus daemonum

1572 - St. Bartholomew's Day of Massacre, intensification of French civil war

1573 - Gilles Garnier burnt as werewolf

1575 - Trials of the benandanti begin in the Friuili (and will continue for a century)

1580 - Rebellion at Romans with cannibalistic overtones

1584 - Reginald Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft published

1588 - Alleged date of Auvergne female werewolf (Boguet)

1589 - Peter Stubb executed as werewolf at Cologne

1598 - Roulet tried as werewolf, his sentence commuted; "Werewolf of Chalons" executed at Paris; Gandillon family burnt as werewolves in the Jura

1602 - 2nd edition of Bouget, Discours des sorciers

1603 - Jean Grenier tried as werewolf and is sentenced to life imprisonment

1610 - Two women condemned as werewolves at Liege Jean Grenier dies

1614 - Webster's Duchess of Malfi published

1637 - Famine in Franche-Comte: cannibalism reported

1652 - Cromwellian law forbids export of Irish wolfhounds

1692 - The Livonian werewolf Theiss interrogated

1697 - Perrault's Contes includes "Little Red Riding Hood"

1701 - De Tournefort sees vampire exhumation

1764 - Bete de Gevaudon starts werewolf scare in Auvergne

1796-1799 - Widespread fear of wolves reported in France

1797 - Victor of Aveyron first seen

1812 - Grimm Brothers publish their version of "Little Red Riding Hood"

1824 - Antoine Leger tried for werewolf crimes and sentenced to lunatic asylum

1828 - Death of Victor of Averyon

1857 - Accusation of being "wolf leader" ends in court in St. Gervais G. W. M. Reynolds, Wagner the Wehr-Wolf published

1880 - Folklorist collects werewolf tale in Picardy

1885 - Johann Weyer's book reprinted at Paris

1886 - Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde published

1906 - Freud lists Weyer's book as among ten most significant ever published

1913 - The Werewolf (film) using real wolf in transformation scene

1914 - Freud publishes "wolf man" paper

1920 - Kamala and Amala, the Orissa wolf children, discovered Right-wing terror group "Operation Werewolf" established in Germany

1932 - Jekyll & Hyde (film) starring Frederic March

1935 - Werewolf of London (film)

1941 - Wolf Man (film) starring Lon Chaney Jr.

1943 - 1944 - Childhood autism first described LSD discovered

1944 - House of Frankenstein (film) includes mention of silver bullet

1951 - Outbreak of ergotism at Pont-Saint-Esprit

1952 - Ogburn & Bose, On the trail of the Wolf-Children published

1957 - I Was a Teenage Werewolf (film)

1972 - Shamdeo discovered living among wolves in India

1975 - Surawicz & Banta publish first two modern cases of lycanthopy

1981 - An American Werewolf in London (film) includes first four-footed werewolf

1985 - Death of Shamdeo

1988 - Monsieur X arrested McLean Hospital survey published

1989 - The first sighting of the beast of Bray Road

1990 - "Werewolf rapist" jailed McLean Case 8 full report published

1991 - "The Wolfman" escapes from Broadmoor

All in all, bad history... Recently there have been asightings of werewolves in Bosnia. Transformations will be disscused in a later section.
I am one as well and i can tell you a ton of stuff but I am use to mercury and don't even get me started on sliver. Most people want to be like us and then once they get bit they want to be human but they change so much that it is not funny. Hehehe I am being nice about it as well, I bit 5 so far and they are part of my pack things happen to the good people most of the time.
You dam dogs destroyed my life. You killed everything I knew. Even truer to turn me. When I'm done with the vampires you dogs are next.
<p>not all werewolfs are bad</p>
<p>you really believe </p>
I swear how did you become one plz tell me!!!
<p>not all werewolf turn into a dog/wolf some dont have a form they roam around like a mentally crazy person </p>
<p>A werewolf will not attack someone they consider to be a member of their pack. I have a friend who is a werewolf and has been with him when he transforms.</p>
<p>im like your cousin wolf marine because im a were fox but when its full moon night i can't control myself but i never killed a human i promise.</p>
<p>Ok wolf marine what kind of werewolf are you?</p>
Well werewolves are real because I am one but I'm s good werewolf I promise
<p>My friend lost an arm to a werewolf in Camp Half-Blood. Mr. Wolf scratch her arm so terribly it turned purple. She ended up cutting the arm of with her sword</p>
Yea right
<p>I hate the fact popular culture has turned vampires and werewolves into sparkly teenagers and guys who apparently own no tops or blood thirsty monsters I will say having known a good few vampires who explain although entertaining to watch these films give a false perception of there life having to watch your family and friends die, depending on blood and even those who say&quot; I have nothing to live for&quot; becoming a vampire doesn't make u a different person or change your situation and ill just be carrying your misery for eternity.</p><p>as for lycans I know for a fact the first transformation is more painful than ANYTHING you'll ever feel Imagine someone taking a sledge hammer to your bones ripping your skin apart and heating your body up till the blood boils its hella painful and they find it even more painful than vampires as if they do love someone they will not change them or put them through that or constantly having to watch your back for hunters .</p><p>some rules both species have to abide by are that if you &quot;change&quot; someone you are held accountable for there actions and you do not interfere with what the council or brethren or founding fathers decide finally respect all authority including human........... Rant over goodbye for now and enjoy the night and moon I believe the next one is Christmas ? ? </p>
I am a mutant. I have wings that fold into my back and I can fly. I have encounterd werewolfs a lot of times. A wooden stake will not kill one. I got bitten once, but because i'm a mutant, I am immune.
Pretty sure a dude whos name is da ninja isnt a winged mutant. Thats just stupid.
liar. and no duh wooden stakes don't work on werewolves. they only work on vampires.
<p>Vamps are fake werewolves are idk </p>
Werewolves have instincts just like humans and vampires they are not mindless beasts and should not be treated like one
IM A WEREFOX AND WEREWOLF!! I'm so cool and lying right now! Ok now no joke, I'm a wolf/fox (yes, I've had 2 last lives) therian! :) :p
Well, people please stop all of this. none of you are werewolves, they dont exist. even if you are it is propbably with some gang of pals you like roleplaying with (like being geeks that spend all their times playing MMOs and D&amp;D). the creature described is no more of legend and stop thinking you &quot;are&quot; one. there are medical terms that may be werewolf-like, but there is no literal &quot;lycanthropy.&quot; same goes for vampires
hi just so you now werewolves are real thankyou very much and to pruv it i'm going to tell you a little story so here it goes i am a werewolf i downloaded a spell of the internetc because i luv twilight and i luv jacob so i wanted to be just like him and the spell worked about a month after i did it.bye
<p>Send me a picture of you transforming please! Shouldn't be too much of a hassle :)</p>
<p>if he transform into werewolf he will be just like you babe</p>
has anyone ever thought of wolfsbane AKA aconite as a weakness it is said to hurt og kill them if used to lase a silver bullet =]
<p>I fist heard of the use of &quot;wolfsbane&quot; in the original Dracula movie with Boris Karlof. </p>
<p>The date of the records go back to 75,000BC when this myth began; No wonder there is such fascination with werewolves and other creatures of the night in human civilization. </p>
<p>Kill them when they are still in their human form.</p>
Werewolves suck! especially jacob black! Vampires are cool though. in case you can't tell I <3 twilight! i am obsesed
Lycan do not suck, especially Jacob Black. Us Vampyre think lycan are alright.
Yeah your right... <br> Werewolf are not killer.. <br>Specially.. Are Vampires Friendly?
well thank you we werewolves are not just simple minded animals
&nbsp;THANK you!<br /> <br /> Finally someone who thinks we're good!<br /> <br /> (Which we are...)<br />
no ur not.
Get a life, get a book on grammar, and stop necroposting.
you are a big ol' jerk. i am so offended.
I was born with werewolf blood but somehow I could destroy the cells before turning.
Seriously,, are you really a werewolf??
Hey I'm developing a vampirism cure for my girlfriend. Well by that I mean going through a old vampire tomb of a vampire god of resurrection.
Werewolves kick vampire coffin, werewolves are totally better.
no, we are better than those hounds
You tell yourself that. But why don't you stop talking and start doing?
If you ask me, there are way too many ways to kill a vampire.
Yes. There are.
Plus they don't even blend well, just look for the pale and throw holy water on him, jeez.
i killed 20 of them already. i hate the creatures.
Not nearly, werewolves have fangs and claws, last time I checked vampires only have fangs.
oh my gosh another war i see -_- i thought all this stuff was settled a long time ago .... i guess i gotta call my cousin whos a compromiser
I won this last year, check the date.

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