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Werewolves, are mythical creatures said to be humans with the ability to transform into wolves under the presence of a full moon
The idea of Werewolves is thought to have originated in Ancient Greek Literature and Mythology. For example, Herodotus, in his Histories, wrote that the Neuri, a tribe located in the north-east of Scythia, were all transformed into wolves once every year for several days, before changing back to their human shape. Another example would be Pausanias’ story of Lycaon, who was transformed into a wolf because he had ritually murdered a child.
The idea of Werewolves spread considerably through the work of fiction, with many different horror stories and films using werewolves as a basis. One of the famous early examples would be the 1897 novel “Dracula”, referencing earlier mythologies of werewolves and similar legendary demons. The first feature film to use a werewolf was “Werewolf of London” in 1935. The main werewolf featured in the film is a London scientist who still maintains most of his human features even after transformations. Since then, many different examples have been created, using the idea of werewolves
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