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August 10, 2009

Shapeshifters, Werewolves and Animal Legends

Werewolf stories are popular in literature both medieval and modern. Was the tale of Little Red Riding Hood an early version of the werewolf idea? Did the wolf eat grandma or did grandma become a wolf? Did you know that Alexandre Dumas (Three Musketeers and the Man in the Iron Mask) wrote a werewolf novel as well? The Wolf Leader Written in 1857, The Wolf Leader is set in the French town of Villers-Cotterets. Thibault, the shoe-maker, is beaten by the Lord of Vez’s games keeper because he interrupted the Lord’s hunting. Beaten, bloodied and hurt, Thibault encounters a large […]