This is the last post in the series about werewolves. Though not the last post I will write about werewolves. The sad part is that I actually wrote the series out of order. I was supposed to write this one as the second and then go on through the other posts. By the time I realized my mistake I had already written the second and third werewolf posts. Well, this post is now here and the series is complete. Please enjoy!

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Anyone can be a werewolf. You have learned all the options for curing and destruction, and how to identify a potential wolf, but maybe you want more than that. Maybe you want to be one yourself. You may want to consider this option thoroughly. While your human half gains certain abilities, like speedy healing, agility, and speed, there are a number of downsides as well. In most cases, you cannot control the change or remember what happens after the change. Plus, you will no doubt lose your clothing on occasion and a stronger appetite in both human and wolf forms.

If you have thought all this through, then there are several ways to become a werewolf.

The first is probably the most common way to become a werewolf. Get bit. If you can locate a werewolf, your best option is to find a way to be bitten by one. This has numerous downsides. The biggest downside is the fact that the person has to be in wolf form in order for you to lay claim to the curse. This means that once in wolf form, most people are unable to control the beast to stop after the first bite. You may risk your life to claim your wolf form.

Another option is to make a deal with a witch or the Devil. A witch will typically ask for something that you value most, like your first born son or something of that ilk. The Devil will most likely ask for your soul. Either option is not exactly a pretty one, but they are viable if you are desperate enough to want to become terminally furry. In both cases, you are likely to get salve, a pelt, and an incantation. Remember the pelt can be in the form of a complete wolf fur, a coat made from wolf hide, or a belt made from a strip of wolf skin. You must rub the salve over your skin before applying the wolf pelt, and then say the incantation to take on your wolf form.

On the other hand, you can simply piss a witch or the Devil off. Get them mad enough to curse you and there you go. You turn furry once a month and don’t have to bother with salves or incantations.

The next choice is to drink water from a wolf paw print. If you can find wolf tracks, wait for it to rain or snow, then drink the water from the track. The problem here is that the wolf print has to remain in form before you drink. No, you cannot simply pour water from a water bottle or something into the track; you have to wait for natural water to appear. And you risk getting a mouthful of mud using this particular technique.

Another alternative concerns where a wolf or pack drinks. If you can, find a spring that the local pack uses for liquid nourishment. If you can find a pool where wolves usually drink, you can drink from it. But there is a small crutch, you must drink at the same time that a wolf does, in the same manner. Not the most comfortable option out there, especially if the wolf notices you. You can also drink downstream from a wolf. Again in the same manner but this time a few seconds after the wolf begins to drink.

Some people are lucky enough to change simply because they slept in moonlight. Though this requires some serious work. It has to be done on a specific Friday, during the full moon, in the middle of a meadow. The sad part is that no one can agree which Friday is the one that will cause the change.

Natural werewolves are born that way. Either parent can be a werewolf, or both of them can be (which would probably be the best way). Or the child is the seventh son of a seventh son, or the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter. Being born the day before Christmas was thought to be a sure sign of werewolfism, but has been ruled out a couple hundred years ago. This person is simply more likely to become a werewolf if they take the previously mentioned steps. Also, if a child is born with a caul over their heads, teeth, or a full head of hair, the child is more likely to become a werewolf later in life.

Once you are sure that you are a werewolf, look for specific signs. You will become restless a few days before the transformation. This restlessness will be in fidgeting, pacing, and inability to focus on anything for more than a few minutes. You will become hungry to the point that it drives you nuts, but you will be unable to sate that hunger. You will also become dehydrated and no matter how much you drink, it won’t be enough.

When the transformation begins, it is said to be incredibly painful. Your body will be shifting, bones changing length and width to fit the frame of your beast. Your internal organs will also begin to shift to fit the more wolf-like anatomy. You will experience seizures, foaming at the mouth, extreme bodily temperatures, and generally feel like you are dying.

After the transformation, expect to be lethargic. Again, concentration will be weak. And you will be extremely sore, with feelings like growing pains ranging your entire body. You will also be sensitive to light for a few days after the transformation occurs.

Make sure you know what you are getting into before you attempt to become a werewolf. If you can, sit down with a werewolf who retains their wolfish experiences before you start taking steps to become one.

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Comments
  1. Gede Prama says:

    visit your blog, read an interesting article. thank you friends for sharing and greetings compassion 🙂

  2. cecalliart says:

    Oh my god, my wife’s nephew was born with a lot of hair in his head. I should suggest his parents to hide him from the moon.

    • Cat Reyes says:

      LOL It may be too late. I don’t know if the moon has to strike the person with the curse or if the moon just has to be present. I have seen a lot of movies where the moon being covered with clouds will reverse the transformation or delay it, so maybe just keeping him in doors will do the job. 🙂

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