Werewolf America

When the European colonization of the Americas occurred, the pioneers brought their own werewolf folklore with them and were later influenced by the lore of their neighbouring colonies and those of the Natives. Woodward even believes that the Vikings brought with them their beliefs in werewolves during the Norse colonization of the Americas. Many Native … Read more

Werewolf Asia

In India and the Asian islands the tiger is the most common animal for transfomation; in Japan, the kitsune (fox), the tanuki (raccoon dog), and sometimes the wolf are invoked. Common Turkic folklore holds a different, reverential light to the werewolf legends in that Turkic Central Asian shamans after performing long and arduous rites would … Read more

Werewolf Argentina

Name : Lobisón Origin : Brazilian traditions Behavior: the Lobisón wanders in the hills and mountains, feeding mostly upon carrion. However, if they get to meet with a human being, they will instantly attack. Cause : usually the seventh son in a family (whereas the seventh daughter is doomed to be a witch). Victims will … Read more

Werewolf Australia

Australia’s desert werewolf, the Irrinja are sometimes referred to as a devil-dog or devil-dingo. Their primary habitat is among sand dunes and desert, where they keep to their own and have little contact with witches and wizards. They are known to travel through sandstorms, some believe they even manifest them with some of their own … Read more

Werewolf Haiti

In Haitian folklore, a loup-garou is a person who is possessed by a spirit and can turn into a wolf The “werewolves” who devote themselves to this end are sorcerers, usually females, possessed by insatiable spirits, who are believed to turn themselves into a beast or even a dog, cat, chicken, snake or another animal … Read more

Werewolf Germany

In Germany, the werewolf is called a böxenwolf. Böxenwolves are humans who are in league with the devil and who can assume the form of animals by buckling a strap about themselves. Then they cunningly attack and torment other people. They can be exposed by throwing a piece of steel over them. In the entire … Read more

Werewolf France

Loup-garou is prevalent in France, with the Beast of Gevaudan being the most famous documented case. The biscalavret is a werewolf that cannot return to human form unless it can put its clothing back on. The lubins or lupins were usually female and shy in contrast to the aggressive loup-garous In Marie de France’s poem … Read more

Werewolf England

From THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVESby SABINE BARING-GOULDSmith, Elder & Co., London1865 English folklore is singularly barren of werewolf stories, the reason being that wolves had been extirpated from England under the Anglo-Saxon kings, and therefore ceased to be objects of dread to the people. The traditional belief in were-wolfism must, however, have remained long in … Read more