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Werewolves: Why Were-WOLVES?

April 18, 2018

Werewolf legends have been around for a lot longer than I thought. They appear in recorded history as far back as 2600 BC. Stories of werewolves and other similar creatures exists in cultures all over the world, from Norse mythology to Native American stories all the way to Argentinian myths as well. Many of the stories are horrifying, and they’re all really interesting.

Many cultures view the wolf as evil or at least in a negative light. This is likely due to many people groups relying very heavily on agriculture, and wolves killing and eating your herds would make you lose money and threaten your survival and that of your loved ones. As a result, many myths and legends of evil wolves have sprung up over the centuries. Let’s take a look at some ancient stories about wolves from both a positive and negative point of view, and then we’ll get into the meat of the werewolf idea. “meat” lol. 

 

One of the most well-known wolf stories is that of Fenrir, the great wolf of Norse mythology.