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A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek ????????p??: ?????, lukos, "wolf", and ?????p??, anthropos, man), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely, by being bitten by another werewolf, or after being placed under a curse. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon, as popularly noted by the medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury, and perhaps in earlier times among the ancient Greeks through the writings of Petronius.
Werewolves are often attributed superhuman strength and senses, far beyond those of both wolves and men. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times. Shape-shifters, similar to werewolves, are common in tales from all over the world, most notably amongst the Native Americans, though most of them involve animal forms other than wolves.
Werewolves are a frequent subject of modern fictional books, although fictional werewolves have been attributed traits distinct from those of original folklore, most notably vulnerability to silver bullets. Werewolves continue to endure in modern culture and fiction, with books, films and television shows cementing the werewolf's stance as a dominant figure in horror.
Legends of vampires and night stalkers have been around for centuries, the mystery of the night creature is eternal. Many cultures believe in the myth of the night stalker and take their precautions against the undead, the creatures who seek blood by night. Each culture has a name for the night creature. The Latin, sanguisuga, the Serbian, vampir, the Greek, Brucolacas, the Slavonic Magyar-vam (blood), Tpir (monster), the English, vampyr, the Polish, Upirs, the Russian, upyr.The African vampire, the Obayifo, hunts the tribes of Africa, it is said to be the spirit form of a male or female practitioner of occult magick, who leave their body at night in search of human blood.First, we should look closely at the history of the werewolf. The myth of a man turning into a beast is one that has been with us since humans first walked upright. There are cave paintings around the world starting about 10000 years BC that show man turning into a beast (and often its a wolf). The first written account of werewolves comes from a region of Greece called Arcadia. It seems that in Arcadia, some of the popular gods at one time were Zeus Lykaios and Apollo Lykeios meaning Wolfish Zeus and Wolfish Apollo. Their worship was quite shamanic. They kept wolves to be sacrificed to wolfish Zeus and his priests often wore wolf skins. The myth goes that Arcadia had a king named Lycaon. The story goes that Lycaon was a worshipper of wolfish Zeus and invites him to dinner one day. He wants to make him something that he has never eaten before, so he serves him up one of his sons. In anger, wolfish Zeus turns Lycaon into a wolf as punishment, and in some accounts, saves the son from death.So the next time you watch a werewolf movie, or you see werewolf costumes at Halloween, you can smile to yourself as you remember the truth behind the werewolf legend and our noble shamanic ancestors. Think on this concept a bit and other monster stereotypes. How is the myth of the vampire similar?
This week on ParaTruth Radio, the ParaTruth boys will be interviewing special guest, Varla Ventura, about her book, "Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night". Varla Ventura is the author of "Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatuers of the Night", "Among the Mermaids", "The Book of the Bizaree", and "Beyond Bizarre", and a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the curator of the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. Varla lives in a creaky, haunted attic of a Victorian in San Francisco where--when not burning the midnight oil writing about weird news--she can be seen traversing the hidden cemeteries and phantom ships in the greater Bay Area. She will be giving away an autographed copy of the book as well.
This week we will be discussing werewolves with our special co-host Sublimely Elegant. We will also be giving away our Eddy the Bigfoot plate. But you have to be tuned in live to win.
Sublimely Elegant is on YouTube. He has several Let's Plays as well as other videos. You can find him at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SublimelyElegant.
International Psychic Medium, Abbeygale Quinn, and the Rev. Lila Gee, discuss vampires and werewolves.
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The KUDZOO Radio Hour welcomes Duane Betts, who, if you haven't guessed by now, is the son of Allman Brother/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dickey Betts. Duane is a member of his Dad's band, Great Southern, and has his own band as well, with a new album set for release. We are also happy to bring you Angel Mary & The Tennessee Werewolves, a rockin' contry trio you need to know about! It's gonna be a great show folks! Don't miss it!
Hello Mystic Moonbabies!
I think I'll do up a show tonight. Some "Hairband Rock", some regular Rock, a Werewolf/Wolfman/Wolfman Jack segment, and some good old Blues.
Join me at 10:00pm Central tonight!
Samantha Fish – Lay it Down (Another Saturday Night) Album: Black Wind Howlin : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8mTTneBsv4
The Healers – I put a Spell on You
Jennifer B and the Groove – What’s Done is Done
Knock Down Drag Out Rock and Roll Party in the Street – Axe
Madame Toment – Bad Girl Rhythm And Blues :
Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Warrant
Cat’s in the Cradle – Ugly Kid Joe
Kid Rock - All Summer Long
Were Wolves of London – Adam Sandler
Werewolves of London - Masha
One of the Best WereWolf Videos Baby - Rob Zombie
Clap for the Wolfman – The Guess Who: - Tribute to Wolfman Jack:
Wolfman Jack!!!! Howlin' On The Air
Wolfman Jack – Sign Off
Possibly more depending on time..
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Nick Redfern is a full-time author and journalist specializing in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFO sightings, government conspiracies, alien abductions and paranormal phenomena. He writes regularly for the London Daily Express newspaper, Fortean Times, Fate, and UFO Magazine. His previous books include Three Men Seeking Monsters, Strange Secrets, Cosmic Crashes, and The FBI Files. Among his many exploits, Redfern has investigated reports of lake monsters in Scotland, vampires in Puerto Rico, werewolves in England, aliens in Mexico, and sea serpents in the United States. Redfern travels and lectures extensively around the world. Originally from England, he currently lives in Dallas, Texas.
Doug Ward is an adventurer, cryptozoologist, treasure hunter, and historian. As a youth Doug was exposed to a wide range of people and places , from the backwoods and swamps of Alabama to the Alaska wilderness. His father worked the Alaska pipeline and lived for adventure . Doug himself caught the bug. From a young age he was searching for lost gold and investigating “ Monster Legends” by 12 years old. For most of his forty something years he has gone out of his way to walk a different road. A road that has lead him from fringe archeology, to "monster hunting", to seeking buried treasure in the middle of supposedly haunted swamps while leading a team of half crazed, like minded, piratical, near
sociopaths in search of the unknown.
Doug has searched for lost cities, tracked "werewolf sightings", hunted down gold hidden by a civil war secret society, lived alone deep in the woods for months. Hitchhiked the country , lead expeditions in search of everything from bipedal ape like critters to Banshees, to lost cities . At some point Doug pretty much said screw living anything that seems like an average live . Besides Werewolf hunting and cryptozoology research, Doug writes for several blogs ,teaches cryptozoology , chases legends, lectures on assorted historical oddities , makes a little moonshine and pretty much does whatever the Hell he wants to.
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