me well i dont know is i possible for a man or a woman to change from human form into a werewolf where's the proof the fact ? anyways anyone who knows anything about this let me know.
and if its true how can one become a werewolf?
The disease porphyria may have led to accusations of lycanthropy or vampirism.
A rare congenital disorder, porphyria is characterized by extreme sensitivity to light (exposure to sunlight causes vesicular erythema), reddish-brown urine, reddish-brown teeth, and ulcers which destroy cartilage and bone, causing the deformation of the nose, ears, and fingers. Mental aberrations, such as hysteria, manic-depressive psychosis, and delirium, characterize this condition as well. Illis [a clinical neurologist] argues that the physical deformitites, in conjunction with psychopathology and nocturnal wandering due to photosensitivity, could have been mistaken as evidence of werewolfism.
Sidky, H. Witchcraft, Lycanthropy, Drugs, and Disease: An Anthropological Study of the European Witch-Hunts. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. 1997.
http://www.amazon.com/Witchcraft-Lycant ... 217&sr=8-1
Cases of porphyria seem to have a geographic factor. Many cases occur in Switzerland and Sweden "in certain districts and especially along certain valleys" Similarly, many reports of werewolves originated in these areas.
This woman matches the physical description of werewolves. The picture shows "congenital porphyria showing photosensitization, scarring, and mutilation".
Otten, Charlotte F.A Lycanthropy Reader: Werewolves in Western Culture. Syracuse, New York: Sycracuse University Press. 1986.
http://www.amazon.com/Lycanthropy-Reade ... 476&sr=1-1
= Since Dawn Of Time The Fate Of Man Is That Of Lice =
http://www.wsu.edu/~mgorg/werewolves/we ... oming.html
I'd be willing to believe the myth is based on some strange occurrences from centuries back. Perhaps some strange unexplainable events and their guesses and theories amalgamated to become todays myth.
I'd be interested to know the origin myself. Something like cattle mutilations perhaps.
p.s. Similar to the reptilian theory in that they both allegedly shapeshift.
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