Werewolves: Topic Page
A 'man-wolf' (Old English wer, 'man'), i.e. a man who, according to ancient superstition, was turned, or could at will turn himself, into a wolf (the loupgarou of France). It had the appetite of a wolf and roamed about at night devouring infants and sometimes exhuming corpses. Its skin was proof against shot or steel, unless the weapon had been blessed in a chapel dedicated to Saint Hubert.