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How werewolves were created Legend of Lycaon One of the first legends, is the great king of Arcadia, Lycaon, who is thought to be a werewolf. He had many sons and he was also very rich. People would say that he was noble, honest, and the greatest king out there. Zeus, the king of the gods, was jealous of this and he wanted to test the 'great' king of Arcadia. He disguised himself as an old peasant, and asked Lycaon for some hospitality. Lycaon saw through the old peasant and realized that it was the king of the gods. The mortal king wanted to test the immortal king as well, so Lycaon decided to feed Zeus a human being. Zeus saw what the mortal had done, and was outraged. Lycaon's punishment was to be turned into a werewolf and to be hunted by Zeus' daughter, Artemis. Lycaon saw this as an opportunity to get his revenge against Zeus and decided to fight Artemis. Artemis hunted Lycaon for several days until she had the werewolf cornered. Both fought; Artemis with her Bow and Arrows, while Lycaon fought with his strength. Artemis won by shooting the werewolf in the heart with her silver arrows. Lycaon was defeated, but in the time that he lived, he created other werewolves by biting other innocent mortals and giving them his curse as well. 9 Signs That You Might be a Werewolf 1. Unibrow. 2. Hairy Palms. 3. Mismatched Fingers. 4. Glowing Eyes. 5. Abrasions on the Arms and Legs. 6. Unquenchable Thirst, Dry Tongue and Eyes. 7. Frequenting Graveyards at Night. 8. Craving for Raw Meat. What do werewolves look like? There are characteristics that make werewolves special, and that allow a person to tell them apart from real wolves, such as the eyes, shape, and tail. When in human form, werewolves look and act like any normal human being, although they usually appear to be ill around nights when there is a full moon. What are werewolf’s weakness? Silver/Argent - A werewolf's main weakness is their vulnerability to silver or any substance containing silver, as they can be killed with a silver knife or bullet. Contact with silver will hurt them. An injection of silver nitrate was able to kill one. Graceenhanced werewolves are immune to silver. What is a true alpha werewolf? A Beta or Omega can become an Alpha through strength of character or force of will alone. These are called “True Alphas” and are very rare. ... ○ An Alpha's bite can transform a human into a werewolf. The bite usually only has two outcomes - transformation or death although there are exceptions. Alphas are the ones that can create new werewolves, or other new shapeshifters. ... In order to become an Alpha, a Werewolf has to kill another Alpha to attain their position as leader of a pack or form a new pack by gaining the loyalty of other Werewolves.

Zeus creating the first werewolf, Lycaon.

The concept of Werewolves is predominate in European folklore, thought to originate from Greece/Macedonia, possibly Italy.

Legend of Lycaon[]

One of the first legends, is the great king of Arcadia, Lycaon, who is thought to be a werewolf. He had many sons and he was also very rich. People would say that he was noble, honest, and the greatest king out there. Zeus, the king of the gods, was jealous of this and he wanted to test the 'great' king of Arcadia. He disguised himself as an old peasant, and asked Lycaon for some hospitality. Lycaon saw through the old peasant and realized that it was the king of the gods. The mortal king wanted to test the immortal king as well, so Lycaon decided to feed Zeus a human being. Zeus saw what the mortal had done, and was outraged. Lycaon's punishment was to be turned into a werewolf and to be hunted by Zeus' daughter, Artemis. Lycaon saw this as an opportunity to get his revenge against Zeus and decided to fight Artemis. Artemis hunted Lycaon for several days until she had the werewolf cornered. Both fought; Artemis with her Bow and Arrows, while Lycaon fought with his strength. Artemis won by shooting the werewolf in the heart with her silver arrows. Lycaon was defeated, but in the time that he lived, he created other werewolves by biting other innocent mortals and giving them his curse as well.

The silver bullet myth came from Artemis' silver arrows. It is still said that deep in the woods, Lycaon lives with other werewolves by his side, while Artemis hunts them down with her own pack, her hunters.