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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.
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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!
On June 2, 2015 the Moon becomes full in the astrological sign of Sagittarius. What does that mean for you exactly? It's more than just werewolves and getting out your telescope! Just like the Sun influences our daily lives, the Moon also has an energetic pull to our beings. By understanding the cycles of the Moon, you can learn the best times for manifesting, taking action or laying low. On this broadcast, Danielle will discuss the importance of your Moon Sign, how it influences your life's path and what to do for the Full Moon. There will be an opportunity to call in with your questions as well as astrological insights as it relates to your specific sign. You'll so over the moon you tuned in!
Danielle Mercurio is an intuitive coach and astrologist inspiring urban dwellers to find their groove and manifest their dreams into reality. She also teaches Kundalini Yoga and Meditation and loves to blend her cosmic tools such as Tarot and Angel card readings into sessions. For more information, go to www.daniellemercurio.com
Join the SpeakEasy for a live chat following our live tweet-along of The Company of Wolves, the 1984 Neil Jordan film based on Angela Carter's fairy tale reimaginings. The live tweet begins at 8pm in the UK and 3pm Eastern/2pm Central in the US. The hashtag is #Wolves84 and our discussion leader is @mechaangela.
The radio discussion will begin at 10pm UK/5pm Eastern/4pm Central.
Come howl at the moon with us and call in to discuss wolves, fairytales and the glorious Angela Carter!
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City Beneath the Sea:
When Dahlia devises a clever way to get Klaus’s attention, she reveals some startling details about baby Hope and leaves him with an enticing proposition to consider. Vincent, who is eager to leave his witch past behind him, approaches Davina with an offer that leaves her intrigued.
Fire with Fire:
After discovering that he’s been betrayed by his own siblings, Klaus teams up with an unlikely ally and sets off on a warpath, hell bent on revenge. Elijah, Rebekah and Freya move forward with their plan to lure Dahlia to the compound and take her down once and for all. Hayley and Jackson attempt to escape through the flooded bayou while Davina is presented with an offer that could allow her the chance to bring back Kol.
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