Thursday, April 26, 2012

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

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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 Monstrous.com, 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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8 comments:

Whole Foods Living said...

Got it! I'll keep an axe handy for my next encounter with a werewolf! LOL! ~ Angela, Whole Foods Living, http://www.wholefoodsliving.blogspot.com/

Joy Ciaffoni said...

Decapitation...tricky business.

Jolie du Pre said...

@Angela - Yep, keep it handy!

Jolie du Pre said...

@Joy - Yes, not as easy as it seems.

jen@ living a full life said...

Bullet sounds a bit less messy!

Jolie du Pre said...

@Jen - Yep! LOL!

Teresa Cypher said...

Interesting history on the werewolf. Thanks :-)

Jolie du Pre said...

@Teresa - Thanks!