Wednesday, November 7, 2012

There are probably some problems in this that I’ll have to fix later.  But life’s been a little hard on me, and I’m kind of dragging.  Just… people have been very demanding, and work’s been hard, and blah blah blah.  *Chuckles* Truth is, I’m still happy to HAVE a job.  But things have been a little tough.

So… about some of the things stated here… first off… I don’t mean any disrespect to the political figures mentioned here by indicating that in this universe, they were werewolves.  They’re included mostly because I think they’re cool.  And, truth is, there is very little that is werewolfy about Lincoln, save for how, in this, the bullets were silver.  Theodore Roosevelt, however, is a tad more werewolfy, despite his nickname “The Bull Moose.”  He supposedly has an interest in Bigfoot, after coming across a site where a trapper was found half-eaten.  While footprints indicated that Bigfoot was the culprit, the scene seems much more werewolfy to me.  However, more importantly, like many political figures, someone once attempted to assassinate him.  Roosevelt was shot just prior to giving a speech… and rather than seek medical attention, he stood up and spoke to the people anyway.  Super hardcore.

Also… yeah, Romulous and Remus were supposedly suckled by a she-wolf.  There’s a lot to say about that, but  I’ll talk more on it another time.

Now… as for the fennel and iron and such… here’s the stitch:  Fennel was most commonly associated with the Italian Benandanti, who weren’t werewolves, but sort of like good witches.  There were a couple varieties of them, but that will be covered later.  However, the Benandanti did use bundles of fennel stalks to fight.  The Hounds of God (who, while did not use the term Benandanti, since they spoke a different language, still followed the same basic principles, leading to their occasional classification as Benandanti werewolves) were not inclined towards fennel, but instead used iron bars, according to some sources. 

Please read:
The Beast of Bray Road --Linda Godfrey
Witches Werewolves and Fairies --Claude Lecouteux
The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves and Other Monsters --Rosemary Guiley
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Werewolves --Nathan Brown (Okay, maybe not this one ;3)
The Beast Within --Adam Douglas
Real Wolfmen True Encounters in Modern America –Linda Godfrey
The Night Battles --Carlo Ginzburg
Werewolves -- Zachary Graves
Apollo the Wolf-God --Daniel Gershenson
The Werewolf Handbook -- Dr. Robert Curran
Werewolves: The Occult Truth -- Konstantinos

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