Instructables

How to Kill a Werewolf

WEREWOLVE IS BOYS NAKED
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.
 
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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.

TIMELINE OF THE WEREWOLF

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.

Step 2: Weaknesses

Like all creatures, they have weaknesses. Simples include Silver, and stakes to the heart, but lets go into more detail!

Pure Silver: A werewolf legend purest will always say that a pure silver weapon (dagger, bullet, spear, etc) is the best way to destroy a werewolf. Alchemists and sorcerers throughout the ages have used silver for its magical properties. Some interesting points of pure silver is that is has the highest thermal conductivity - the intensive property of a material which relates its ability to conduct heat. Mirrors are made with silver with a process called silvering. Silver and werewolves also have a common connection - the full moon. The Greeks, Romans, Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Aztecs, Norse, Native American and just about every other ancient society used silver to build artifacts, coins, talismans, and jewelry ascribed with different powers and significance.

Mercury: Now here is where it gets a little tricky. The werewolf legends all say that silver will kill a werewolf. The problem with this is that when these legends were written the metal mercury was thought of as a kind of silver. It was called quicksilver. Mercury can form an ally with silver but it is completely unrelated to silver. Mercury is a relatively poor conductor of heat but is a good conductor of electricity and it can also be used in silvering mirrors. Alchemists often thought of mercury as the first matter from which all metals were formed. It turns out that there could be a mistake in the translation that silver will kill werewolves. It is very possible that the actual metal used to defeat the were-beast was actually mercury. Better carry silver and mercury bullets just to be safe!

Destroying the Heart of the Brain: Piecing the heart, much like in the case of a vampire, is said to kill a werewolf. Of course, it isn't enough to just stop the heart from beating because werewolves have great regeneration abilities so the heart must be cut out and destroyed, preferably burned. The same goes for the brain. Any type of skull smashing blow should stop a werewolf just like any other creature. Then, the head must be removed and destroyed to finish the job.

Wolfsbane- A highly poisonous plant, known to repel these beasts, however, it is said if it touches their skin they will die within seconds.

Step 3: Killing the Beast

Picture of Killing the Beast
Many think guns with silver/mercury bullets are the most usable weapon, but silver can get expensive, and mercury is a liquid, hardly bullet material. So then we see the easiest and the hardest rout at the same time, slaying the beat with a sharp object, by severing the head. Swords are an obvious but foolish choice, getting that close is dangerous. So how do you kill it? By chopping its head off. Despite the evident dangers, a sword is the most reasonable weapon. So take out a benchgrinder and start sharpening!

Step 4: What to do if you get bit?

The only known way to cure lychanthropy of canine, is to inject wolfsbane before you are fully overcome by the infection. So carry some weeds(PUN) and a needle, whenever you hunt!
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daninja5 years ago
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.
liar. and no duh wooden stakes don't work on werewolves. they only work on vampires.

Vamps are fake werewolves are idk

lasr1 daninja5 years ago
Imp.
agreed
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.

you really believe

Malefor2 months ago

Kill them when they are still in their human form.

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...
Werewolf are not killer..
Specially.. Are Vampires Friendly?
well thank you we werewolves are not just simple minded animals
 THANK you!

Finally someone who thinks we're good!

(Which we are...)
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?
lobo_pal lasr15 years ago
If you ask me, there are way too many ways to kill a vampire.
lasr1 lobo_pal5 years ago
Yes. There are.
lobo_pal lasr15 years ago
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.
KainX lobo_pal5 years ago
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
lobo_pal KainX5 years ago
I won this last year, check the date.
Then please read Dracula.
Yeah, but that is the first one, the patriarch, no other vampire will be as strong.
grogle lobo_pal5 years ago
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lobo_pal grogle5 years ago
Well that's an imbroglio. I cower at the mind of the great erudite physic. Not only do you have lame grammar, but you don't even know how to spell psychic. I pity the poor succubus who had to give birth to you.
grogle lobo_pal5 years ago
come here to my face and tell me that.
yup.
I have never read or seen twilight. It annoys me. You suck! I am a werewolf. Come find me. I'll kick your ***!!!
and i will help
troll begone!
i see, if you like vampires, read anne rice the vampire lestat
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