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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Myths and legends true or false ?

This blog is in relation to a dream that My Jenn had

The dream was about werewolves so I figgured I would write a blog about different Myths and legends once a week and I will even do some studying on the myth or legend in question and then try to findout if the myths or legends can be classed as true or false. The first One is a myth and Is about Werewolves so here goes.

The first recorded Werewolf sighting took place around the countryside of German town Colongne and Bedburg in 1591. An age-old pamphlet describes those shivering moments vividly. Few people cornered a large wolf and set their dogs upon it. They started to pierce it with sharp sticks and spears. Surprisingly the ferocious wolf did not run away or tried to protect itself, rather it stood up and turned out to be a middle-aged man he was Peter Stubbe from the same village.

Stubbe was put on a torture wheel where he confessed sixteen murders including two pregnant women and thirteen children. The history behind his downfall was rather bizarre. He had started to practice sorcery when he was only 12 and was so obsessed with it that even tried to make a pact with the Devil. Wearing a magic girdle he started to attack his enemies, real or imaginary. After several months, he would take the guise of a wolf and continued with his evil acts with more brutality. In the wolf form he used to tear up victims’ throats and suck warm blood from veins. Gradually his thirst for blood grew and he roamed around fields in search of prey.

This is one of many stories about werewolves but dosn't give any indication to wether the were Werewolf myth is from fact or fiction. There has never been a dead werewolf recoverd or anyone actualy seen to bee changing in to a Werewolf but there are so many tales and even movies about them so the idea must have come from somewhere.

During the middle ages in england there were many reports of packs of wolves that would roam around the country side and ocasonaly eat a lamb or a deer and it was rumor that the wolf pack would every so often eat a small child. With that in mind I cant think of a better ghost story to tell the kids than somthing along the lines of a werewolf story to stop the children from going on to the countryside alone so maybe thats it, It all started as a story to scare the children out of wondering away in to the night and on to the moors where the pack of wolves would be hunting

So it's starting to seem more and more like a myth but however what if we look into the possiblity of it been some kind of disorder kind of like out of control hair growth wich is actualy a real possibility and there is proof of that.

Here is a picture and indeed living proof of the closest thing to a werewolf and this is the result of a disorder to do with over active hair growth. so this must be where the myth of the werewolf came from mybe this happend to someone in a age where there was no cure or knowelge of the disease and so the unlucky man or even woman was called a werewolf.

So as for the person changing from humanoid in to werewolf in my opinion is a false myth
but with the evidence on this blog it's not very hard to see where the myth came from

so this myth is busted.

If you have any arguments or ideas on my myth busting please post a comment


Morgan said...

I agree with you on this one, Wayne. It does appear to be false. It was a very interesting post. I look forward to the next myth or legend.

Jenn said...

this was very interesting