Metamorphoses of the Werewolf

Metamorphoses of the Werewolf

De la démonomanie des sorciers (Demonomania of Witches). The sixth chapter of the second book is entitled “De la Lycanthropie et si le Diable peut changer les hommes en bestes,” “About Lycanthropy and if the Devil can change men into ...

Author: Leslie A. Sconduto

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786452163

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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The mythical werewolf is known for its sudden transformation under the full moon, but the creature also underwent a narrative evolution through the centuries, from bloodthirsty creature to hero. Beginning with The Epic of Gilgamesh, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and an account in Petronius’ Satyricon, the book analyzes the context that created the traditional image of the werewolf as a savage beast. The Catholic Church’s response to the popular belief in werewolves and medieval literature’s sympathetic depiction of the werewolf as victim are presented to support the idea of the werewolf as a complex and varied cultural symbol. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Werewolf in Lore and Legend

The Werewolf in Lore and Legend

La Colline Inspirée. Paris, 1913. (Fiction.) BEAUGRAND, H. The Werwolves. (Fiction.) Century Illustrated Magazine. New York, 1898. Vol. lvi, pp. 814–823. BEAUVOYS DE , Le Sieur de. Discours de la Lycantropie ou de la transformation des ...

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486122700

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The first definitive work on werewolfery incorporates an extensive range of historical documentation and folklore. Written in a Gothic style by a venerable author of occult studies, it's rich in fascinating examples and anecdotes and offers compelling fare for lovers of the esoteric.
Categories: Social Science

The Lycanthropy Reader

The Lycanthropy Reader

See Etienne Delcambre , Le concept de la sorcellerie dans le duché de Lorraine au XVIe et au XVIIe siècle , 3 vols . ( Nancy , 1948-51 ) , 2 . 222ff . Remy , Demonolatry , Bk . II , ch . 5 , cited two cases from his own large experience ...

Author: Charlotte F. Otten

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815623844

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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Our understanding of lycanthropy is limited by our association of it with contemporary portrayals of werewolves in horror films and gothic fiction. No rational person today believes that a human being can literally be metamorphosed into a wolf; therefore, in the absence of an historical context, the study of werewolves can appear to be a wayward pursuit of the perversely irrational and the sensational. This Reader provides the historical context Drawing on primary sources, it is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of lycanthropy, with a focus on the medieval and Renaissance periods. Lycanthropes were on trial in the courtrooms of Europe, and on examination in medical offices and mental hospitals; they were the objects of communal fear and pity, and the subjects of sermons and philosophical treatises. In the Introduction to the Reader, Charlotte Otten shows that the study of lycanthropy uncovers basic issues in human life the significance of violence and criminality, the role of the demonic in aberrant behavior, and ultimately the nature of good and evil The implications for modern life are immediately apparent. The Reader is divided into six sections ( 1) Medical Cases, Diagnoses, Descriptions; (2) Trial Records, Historical Accounts, Sightings; (3) Philosophical and Theological Approaches to Metamorphosis; ( 4) Critical Essays on Lycanthropy (Anthropology, History, and Medicine); (5) Myths and Legends; and (6) Allegory . Each section has an introduction that summarizes and interprets the materials.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Werewolves Witches and Wandering Spirits

Werewolves  Witches  and Wandering Spirits

... de la lycanthropie of Claude Prieur (1596), the Discours de la lycanthropie of Beauvois de Chauvincourt (1599), and De la lycanthropie, transformation et extase des sorciers by Jean de Nynauld (1615).2 THE HORROR OF THE LYCANTHROPE ...

Author: Kathryn A. Edwards

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271091099

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Bringing together scholars from Europe, America, and Australia, this volume explores the more fantastic elements of popular religious belief: ghosts, werewolves, spiritualism, animism, and of course, witchcraft. These traditional religious beliefs and practices are frequently treated as marginal in more synthetic studies of witchcraft and popular religion, yet Protestants and Catholics alike saw ghosts, imps, werewolves, and other supernatural entities as populating their world. Embedded within notarial and trial records are accounts that reveal the integration of folkloric and theological elements in early modern spirituality. Drawing from extensive archival research, the contributors argue for the integration of such beliefs into our understanding of late medieval and early modern Europe.
Categories: Social Science

The Werewolf Filmography

The Werewolf Filmography

paul naschy's first Waldemar Daninsky werewolf film, 's La Marca del Hombre Lobo (Mark of the Wolfman), made it to america in as the nonsensically titled Frankenstein's Bloody Terror, courtesy independent international, ...

Author: Bryan Senn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626918

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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From the horrific to the heroic, cinematic werewolves are metaphors for our savage nature, symbolizing the secret, bestial side of humanity that hides beneath our civilized veneer. Examining acknowledged classics like The Wolf Man (1941) and The Howling (1981), as well as overlooked gems like Dog Soldiers (2011), this comprehensive filmography covers the highs and lows of the genre. Information is provided on production, cast and filmmakers, along with critical discussion of the tropes and underlying themes that make the werewolf a terrifying but fascinating figure.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Werewolf Lycanthropy Fantasy and Horror Classics

The Werewolf   Lycanthropy  Fantasy and Horror Classics

He adds: “Quoy? la diuine Prouidence abandōnera les iustes à la malice & à la rage d'vn Magicien esclaue du Demon: Et Dieu qui à donné des Anges Gardiens pour la conseruation des Creatures rachetées de son Sang, les abandonnera à la ...

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473355583

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 85

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“The Werewolf – Lycanthropy” is a vintage treatise on the subject of werewolves written by Montague Summers, exploring evidence for their existence found in historical records, literature, folklore, etc. This fascinating volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in the supernatural and occult, and it is not to be missed by collectors of Summers' famous work. Also included is the essay, “The Origin of the Werewolf Superstition” by Caroline Taylor Stewart. Augustus Montague Summers (1880 – 1948) was an English clergyman and author most famous for his studies on vampires, witches and werewolves—all of which he believed to be very much real. He also wrote the first English translation of the infamous 15th-century witch hunter's manual, the “Malleus Maleficarum”, in 1928. Other notable works by this author include: “A Popular History of Witchcraft” (1937), “Witchcraft and Black Magic” (1946), and “The Physical Phenomena of Mysticism” (1947). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A HUMAN IN THE LYCAN WORLD

A HUMAN IN THE LYCAN WORLD

Apra and Vivian sat on a log beside the bonfire and watched the sun go down while the others were busy in a meeting. La...la...la....hmmm...Ummm...la...la...la... Vivian hummed as she wrapped her arms around her. This was pure bliss.

Author: Apratyashita Thakur

Publisher: Singapore New Reading Technology Pte Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 302

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Vivian felt like she was floating among the clouds. She had been selected to go to The Lycan World for research by Zodiac Space Research Organization. Very few astronauts got an opportunity to go on missions beyond the Solar System. So, it was natural to feel thrilled.Her mission was to report about the life found in The Lycan World. She was supposed to just observe the planet from far, capture images and return.When her space ship gets into the orbit of the planet, she is awestruck to see bipeds almost identical to humans. Curiosity gets the better of her and she lands on the planet without permission.The planet is in fact the home to thousands of werewolves who lead a primitive life; hunting and eating raw meat.The werewolves consider her just a piece of flesh that can be eaten and fight over her but she is saved by one of them.How will a powerless human survive alone in the world of werewolves?What will happen when she develops feelings for the one that wants her dead?
Categories: Fiction

The Werewolf Book

The Werewolf Book

La Furia del Hombre Lobo (1971)—Still trying to shed his werewolf ways, Count Waldemar Daninsky is back again, this time trying to convince a female doctor to help him. As in the other movies in this series featuring Count Daninsky, ...

Author: Brad Steiger

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578593781

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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When Darkness Reigns and the Full Moon Glows, Terror Emerges to Stalk the Unsuspecting… From lycanthropic creatures found on television and film such as Teen Wolf, Twilight, and True Blood to the earliest folklore of shape-shifting creatures, The Werewolf Book: The Encyclopedia of Shapeshifting Beings is an eye-opening, blood-pounding tour through the ages of monsters with the most amazing camouflage capabilities—they hide among us! Along the way, you’ll land at the doorstep of creatures like hirsute mass-murderer Albert Fish, and Fritz Haarman, who slaughtered and ate his victims—selling the leftovers as steaks and roasts in his butcher shop—as well as visits to mythical shamans, sirens, and skin walkers. Covering 140,000 years of legend, mythology, and fact, The Werewolf Book provides hair-raising evidence of strange and obsessional behavior through the centuries. Learn the basics of becoming a werewolf and the intricacies of slaying the beast. A true homage to werewolves and other full moon beasts, it includes topics such as … • Bear, tiger, coyote, and other shape-shifting people • Classic and modern werewolf movies • Gargoyles, totem poles, and Internet depictions • Serial killers and sadistic rulers • Sorcery, spells, and talismans • Television shows, songs, and computer games
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spanish Horror Film

Spanish Horror Film

Paul Naschy's La furia del hombre lobo and Dr Jekyll y el hombre lobo were read in relation to and measured against the success of the first two instalments of his werewolf cycle – La marca del hombre lobo and La noche de Walpurgis ...

Author: Antonio Lazaro-Reboll

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748670628

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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An original new study of Spanish horror film.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Werewolf in the Ancient World

The Werewolf in the Ancient World

La cité et la sauvagerie : les rites des Lupercales ' Dialogues d'histoire ancienne 44 , 139-90 . Veenstra , J. R. 2002. “ The ever - changing nature of the beast : cultural change , lycanthropy and the question of substantial ...

Author: Daniel Ogden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192596291

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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In a moonlit graveyard somewhere in southern Italy, a soldier removes his clothes in readiness to transform himself into a wolf. He depends upon the clothes to recover his human shape, and so he magically turns them to stone, but his secret is revealed when, back in human form, he is seen to carry a wound identical to that recently dealt to a marauding wolf. In Arcadia a man named Damarchus accidentally tastes the flesh of a human sacrifice and is transformed into a wolf for nine years. At Temesa Polites is stoned to death for raping a local girl, only to return to terrorize the people of the city in the form of a demon in a wolfskin. Tales of the werewolf are by now well established as a rich sub-strand of the popular horror genre; less widely known is just how far back in time their provenance lies. These are just some of the werewolf tales that survive from the Graeco-Roman world, and this is the first book in any language to be devoted to their study. It shows how in antiquity werewolves thrived in a story-world shared by witches, ghosts, demons, and soul-flyers, and argues for the primary role of story-telling-as opposed to rites of passage-in the ancient world's general conceptualization of the werewolf. It also seeks to demonstrate how the comparison of equally intriguing medieval tales can be used to fill in gaps in our knowledge of werewolf stories in the ancient world, thereby shedding new light on the origins of the modern phenomenon. All ancient texts bearing upon the subject have been integrated into the discussion in new English translations, so that the book provides not only an accessible overview for a broad readership of all levels of familiarity with ancient languages, but also a comprehensive sourcebook for the ancient werewolf for the purposes of research and study.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit