Thursday, April 26, 2012

W is for Werewolf (How Do You Kill One?)

Werewolves, a combination of man and wolf, are not vampires. Holy water and crucifixes have no effect on the creatures. However, it's long been believed that to kill a werewolf, you'll need a silver bullet, the type of bullet that is not as dense as a lead bullet.

According to, the notion that silver kills a werewolf was born during the rise of the Catholic Church. "The claim that the Beast of Gévaudan, an 18th century wolf or wolf-like creature, was shot by a silver bullet appears to have been introduced by novelists retelling the story from 1935 onwards and not in earlier versions."

But the silver bullet is not a sure way to kill a werewolf.  The way to kill a werewolf is to destroy its heart or its brain. Decapitation is a good way to do that.

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  1. Got it! I'll keep an axe handy for my next encounter with a werewolf! LOL! ~ Angela, Whole Foods Living,

  2. Interesting history on the werewolf. Thanks :-)


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