M.M.H.B Challenge – Mystery – Guessed

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Mystery

Can you guess what l am with these 10 facts alone? There is only one answer that l seek, although points will be awarded should you reveal more detail. You have had your warm up week, you know how this challenge rolls – so here we go.

The idea of me became most widespread in Europe with almost every European country having its own version of this folklore mythological monster.

The concept developed simultaneously with the belief in witchcraft in Medieval times. Similarly to the witch trials, there were also  what l am trials at that time. Although these trials were not as common, they persisted as long as the early 18th century.

In Northern Europe, where the myth has been very popular, there were also legends about people changing to other animals such as bears.

It was probably through the 16th century European colonists that the legends about me spread to the Americas.

In 1999, throughout the United States of America, around 907 people took out an insurance policy against themselves just in case they turned into me!

It is suggested that l have supernatural powers with regards healing.

I, and others like me became very popular during the Gothic horror period, which led to a film about us and others like us in 1935.

During World War 2, Adolf Hitler was so fascinated with the occult and mythology he used our name as a codeword for one of his major headquarters during the war.

Apparently it is easy to identify us when in human form, for instance a unibrow supposedly mark us!

It was suggested that should you wish to cure us of our particular traits then all that was needed was a flowering plant known as Acontium, there were other more painful remedies suggested also!

 

I am indeed a Werewolf!!

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  1. Yep. Werewolves. Other remedies for the condition (although fatal) are silver bullets fired from a gun, which has been blessed by a holy man (or not), stabbing through the eye with a stake (ala vampire style), nothing can survive a stake to the brain, not even the quickly healing were creature. Holy water if one can obtain some will injure and slow down, but not kill the werewolf. Best remedy of all? Humans (primary food source for the werewolf) should stay indoors and not venture out under a full moon…

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