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Werewolf;

A werewolf, or occasionally lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (often a bite or scratch from another werewolf). Ariana was turned under a full moon, after being mauled by a werewolf. As of right now, Ari has no idea who the werewolf is, but, with help from close friends, she's hoping to find out.

Werewolf Mythology;

According to very old legends, werewolves used to be regular wolves, who were the guardians of men. Even though they loved men, they envied them and their ability to walk and speak and do all the things they never could.

So wolf stood up and became man. They mimicked them and behaved like them, but it wasn't enough. They became so jealous they prayed to the moon and to mother nature, asking her to grant them the ability to be human (this is where the moon myth comes from). Finally, they got their wish and thus, the werewolf was born. A creature who could take the shape of both human and beast, and be both in harmony.

After a while, and man became jealous of the werewolf's strength and abilities and cast them out, which is why now the werewolves no longer associate with humans. Thousands of years past and the humans forgot about the wolves and began hunting and killing them for meat and for pleasure. This angered the wolves and caused to attack, but realizing that the abilities they wished for came with a price and caused the humans who were bitten to become like them. They also realized that their children were born human. Every gift must come with a price.



Differences Between Werewolves and Wolves;

- Can walk upright like a human, as well as on all fours
- Body is built more like a human and matches their anatomy for both male and female
- Can speak human tongue clearly (their voice does not change with the transformation). This is harder but possible in their feral (wolf) form.
- Paws have a more human hand shape to them and they can grab, point, gesture, even play a musical instrument!
- When standing (bipedal like a human), they can easily reach up to 10 feet tall.
- Very strong muscular structure, and obviously bigger than regular wolves (even on all fours).
- Their faces can have character and personality. For instance, regular wolves can't wink, frown or smile.
- Werewolves can take the form of a normal every day sized wolf (feral form) to blend in, though they are still larger than an average wolf.


Differences Between Werewolves and Humans;

- Can heal extremely fast
-- Cuts, scrapes, and bruises heal within hours, very small cuts such as paper-cuts within minutes.
-- Large gashes, gunshot wounds and serious stabs heal within a day.
-- Unfortunately, loss of fingers and limbs do not heal.
- Has super strength; can easily lift a small car and toss it, jump very high, and run fast (even in human form).
- Heightened senses; hearing, sight, smell, etc.
- Incredible night vision, even while in human form.
- Ages slower than human, but does not have immortality.
- Cannot be killed unless the brain is disconnected from the body, the heart is physically removed from the body or burnt with fire.


Mating.

Traditionally, sexual intercourse is done for the specific purpose of bringing young ones into the world, and only the alpha male and female have the children in the pack. But, in the world of humans, that is difficult to do, so sexual intercourse (like human nature) is both recreational and for creating offspring.

When wolves mate, they can do it in any form (anthro, feral or human), though most prefer to do it in human form. And of course, its as normal as anyone would think it is.

Just like regular wolves, werewolves have cycles of heat, in which they have a strong desire to mate. This usually happens only with the females, but with most werewolves, the men have cycles of heat too, which occur once a year, usually in the winter time. This heat cycle normally lasts five to ten days.


Breeding/Pregnancy.

Females can get pregnant in any form. Just like real wolves, they can have a small litter (usually two or three, but no more than four), which are born human.

When it comes to the actual birthing process, some find it it is best to do it in human or anthro form because of the size of the children. Birthing is painful (especially with multiples) as it is with humans, but werewolves cannot die during childbirth, so the fear of getting pregnant regularly and having large families is eliminated.

A pregnancy for a female werewolf is shorter than the 9 months a human would normally have. Werewolves grow rapidly the first few years, so the gestation can be as short as 3 months or sometimes longer depending on how many babies the female is carrying.

If werewolves and humans breed, the werewolf gene can sometimes transfer to the unborn child, but it is rare. This can be dangerous if the female is human. If the child does get the werewolf gene, then her pregnancy will be the 3-month gestation (like a werewolf's), which can harm both the mother and the baby. A humans body isn't equipped for such a quick gestation, so a miscarriage is likely to happen. And also like werewolves, the possibility of having multiples increases, which puts the human mother at even more risk, but it is almost impossible for a human female to successfully birth multiples.


Children/Pups.

They are loved and adored by all the members of the pack. They are born human and they are raised like normal humans, but still respected and loved as part of the family. They discover the ability to shift later in life (around 3 years of age), but don't reach full wolf maturity until puberty.

Unlike human children, werewolves grow much faster than humans, in fact, they grow 5 times faster than humans, but slow down when they get to be the size of a toddler. From there, they age normally.

Even though they aren't the real parents, the entire pack has a say in how a child is raised.


-- more to be added. very soon. ♡
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