Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Eldritch: Lineage 008
Daaaaaaaam son, you ugly. Remember this guy? http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/d3bt5hy Guess what I was working ooooon ;3 So, why on earth would I have a werewolf with wonky fur? Well… funny thing about Italian werewolves: If from Pavia, Italy, apparently when in human form, the fur grows on the inside. One man died because folks cut him open and looked for this inward growing fur. That kind of thing isn’t too terribly strange for werewolves though. For instance, one once-common term for werewolves (as well as some other shapeshifters) was versipellis. These werewolves were of the common variety that were believed to use a wolf’s skin to change shape… and when they wanted to be human, they merely turned the pelt inside out again. As it turns out, versipellis, when translated means ‘that which changes its skin,’ or turnskin… or perhaps, more accurately, turncoat. Don’t believe me? Head to your local library and check out a copy of Montegue Summer’s The Werewolf in Lore and Legend and Frank Hamel’s Human Animals. The more you know.