A WEREWOLF, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or a therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (e.g. via a bite or scratch from another werewolf).

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Lycanthrope - Werewolf. Berserkers may have been the inspiration for werewolves, because the fighters wore pelts into battle and fought like fierce animals.

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The Rougarou or Loup Garou (Loup is French for wolf, and garou -from Frankish garulf, cognate with English werewolf- is a man who transforms into an animal.

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