But how can you tell? Here are some tricks of the trade to those of you would-be werewolf hunters in identifying werewolves in their people form:
1. The unibrow - this is a sure fire way to tell. Look out for those who shave the middle part.
2. Fur on the inside of their skin - a bit harder to tell. A Roman platoon suspected one of their own as a werewolf and used this technique to discover the truth. After they ripped his skin off and found no fur, well, he was forgiven.
3. Forget the whole moon thing - that was added in movies. True werewolves do not have to wait for the moon.
4. The ring finger - is longer than the middle finger.
5. Excessive thirst - maybe coming for the idea that dogs and wolves pant because they are always thirsty.
6. Obsession with walking through graveyards - I bet Poe was one. He even proposed to a woman in the graveyard.
7. Foul smell - werewolves have extra seat glands. Be alert for a smell of hay and horse manure.
8. Check the pee pee - yep, werewolves have urine that is a deep purple.
9. The Mark of the Werewolf - the dead give away. If someone has a pentagon on their palm, break out the silver weapons IMMEDIATELY!
10. Shoot him/her with a silver bullet - if he/she dies, probably a werewolf.
Side note, if you are out of silver weapons (and in today's economy, who has extra cash to buy silver?) and are being chased by a werewolf, always drop things. Werewolves must stop and pick them up before continuing the chase. Can anyone say, OCD?
As a teacher, I always feel that knowledge is the first weapon to use. So let's start with a few basic terms. Like zoanthropy. This is merely the generic word of the disease that curses man to turn into animals. There is also the term therianthropy, which means the same thing.
The most popular of the zoanthropes are lycanthropes (werewolves).
But what about the other, lesser known zoanthropes?
Like the boanthrope? The dreaded Werecow?
|Yes the term existed before Phinease and Ferb's cartoon.|
|I bet he gets picked on by his wolf friends, but on the bright side, he can get his own dog treats whenever he wants them.|
So, what other official names of these zoanthropes are there that you've heard of? Knowledge is power, my friends. Knowledge is power.