the being bitten to become a werewolf is a modern invention, for movies and books to simplify the process and turn it into a more mainstream applicable curse (rather than need to be changed into one by a wizard which may not always work for horror) and gives it the same easy method as a movie vampire.
Yes, Hollywood will twist and turn anything to fit the applicable use of it.
In actuality, in the folklore,legends, and myth a werewolf would never just bite you, it would rip you apart and eat you. Even in the wolf shape they were stronger and far more dangerous than a natural wolf, a single werewolf could take down and consume a horse.
This I agree with, to a point. To a point because, there are many myths and legends out there that see the "Werewolf" or even the ability to shapeshift (there are many forms of shapeshifting mythos, such as the werecat, weresnake, wereraven, etc.) as a superiority, so to speak. i.e. - Many American Indian tribes believed in men and women who could transform into wolves, (not the movie hyped 400lb wolfman who rips everything in his path to pieces, just a normal sized quadrupedal wolf), and said that these men and women had come into this world with the ability to become "apart" of mother nature. These legends and myths were revered highly, and the ability to become an animal through shapeshifting was highly sought after.
an id have to say i dont agree with ur theroy that they r small i mean tranformings adds up to 400lbs of muscle an gives u up to 6-12inch of growthm wat do u think?
I have read from a book called "The Magic of Shapeshifting" by Rosalyn Green, and I would like to quote the book now. I can't hyperlink to the book excerpt itself because I am looking at the 1st page of chapter one via Amazon.com, using the "Look Inside" tool. The link to the book itself and for the tool, I can link. "The Magic of Shapeshifting" - Amazon.com
The author writes in the first lines -
"Did werewolves ever exist? If so, were they anything like what we 'know' about them from the main source of the modern werewolf stereotype: movies and novels? The answer, I believe, is 'yes' to the first question, and 'not exactly, but sort of' to the second."
She later goes on in the book to describe experiences other people she interviewed for her book had, and described one experience in which a friend of the family telling her the story had a dream that he had been outside their house, staring at them through a sliding glass door. He remembers having watched them see him, and looking potentially scared of his presence. He didn't understand why. He woke from the dream that morning and recieved a phone call from the family. They described a ghostly looking wolf sitting outside the sliding glass door, staring at them with yellow eyes. They said that the wolf simply turned, trotted a few feet, and disappeared, vanished, before their eyes. The family, and the friend, were seperated by about 3,000 miles. This experience was described as an "astral shapeshift", wherein the man had astrally projected himself into the world via his subconscious mind, and shapeshifted his 'essence' or 'astral form' into a wolf.
My entire point here, is that in all the research done into this feild, there are many different versions and forms of the werewolf, and even shapeshifters as a whole. So, there are unlimited possibilities to the idea of what physically happens, or if the person even knows about it. Not everyone whom is a shapeshifter technically has to physically transform, if you look to all the forms of shapeshifting research and books that have been produced and published.
in my opinion i belive if you are bitten or born a werewolf you are one and probally some werewolves dont even know they are werewolves
werewolves are probally not big hairy creatures or we would notice them by know there just humans who turn into wolves it would make some since why wolf population is going down because there blending in to civilization
Yes, I believe as well some of them, if not most, have no idea what they are. I do seriously doubt the idea that they turn into the "movie werewolf" and become giant sized hairy killing machines. But, they might.
Wolves that can turn into humans and blend in with civilization? Well, if a person can turn into a wolf, or a variation thereof, why couldn't that be possible?
But, there are many explanations as to why the wolf population is going down. But as I said, it is very well possible.
yes i do belive this dont send bad comments
I put the text in italics to bring attention to the words used. I simply want to say this - You have every right to believe what you believe. But here, you will find people who will argue you to the bone, to back their beliefs, that counter yours. Now, this is usually done with respect and a certain dignity, but everyone slips sometimes (I'm totally guilty of it myself) so don't take it personally. We're all just one big psycho-fuck family here, and our family does it's best to not rip itself apart.