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Werewolves are a fiction concept of human beings transforming into wolves.
Werewolves in mythology are entites that are human but shape shift into animal form during certain lunar aspects which affect their DNA.
Dictionary definitions of Werewolves.
(In folklore and superstition) a human being that has changed or been changed into a wolf, or is capable of assuming the form of a wolf, while retaining human intelligence.
The study of Werewolves is called lycanthropy.
Lycanthropy from Greek lykoi, "wolf" anthropos, "man" - a delusion that one has become a wolf. The assumption of the form and characteristics of a wolf held to be possible by witchcraft or magic
At the Center of Biomedical Research in Guadalajara, Mexico geneticist Dr. Luis Figuera is studying a Mexican family with a rare genetic mutation that causes fur like hair to grow all over their bodies. This Werewolf disorder has mysterious resurfaced for the first time since the middle ages. The gene that causes the mutation lay dormant for centuries. It can be passed through either parent in the "X" chromosone. This is known as the "Werewolf Disorder".
In the Aceves family...32 members...all have this disease. They live in a mountain town named Zacatecas in Mexico. The hair covers much of their body...even in females. Some members of the family have more hair than others. One of them performs as a wolfman in a travelling circus. They are discriminated against by the local people.
Dr. Figuera may not be able to cure their affliction but he is hoping to isolate the gene and help others. He is also hoping to help others with hair loss.
There are two categories of Werewolf cases; 'false' or Lycanthropic Disorder cases and genuine Werewolf cases.
Werewolves and Immortality.
Werewolves are immune from aging and from most physical diseases due to the constant regeneration of their physical tissue. They can, therefore, be virtually immortal. However, they can be killed by any wound that destroys the heart or the brain, or any form of death that causes brain or heart damage (such as hanging or other oxygen-deprivation methods).
The mind of a Werewolf.
Though primarily a true wolf while in wolf form, there is some proof that the Werewolf retains enough knowledge to assist his killing; recognition of victims, evation of traps, and human cunning have all been seen on Werewolf cases.
Becoming a Werewolf.
There are several ways to become a werewolf. They include being givin the power of shape shifting through sorcery, being cursed by someone who you have wronged in some way (called Lycaeonia curse), being bitten by a werewolf, and being born to a werewolf. In each case, the blood becomes tainted or cursed.
Werewolves condemned to damnation.
A person who becomes a Werewolf against his will (birth, curse, or bite) is not completely damned until he tastes of human blood. Once he does, his soul is eternally damned and nothing may redeem him. Even without tasting of human blood, however, as long as the taint lays upon the immortal soul, it cannot enter Heaven, and will remain chained to the mortal plane upon death.
Packs of Werewolves.
Like real wolves, werewolves can live alone for many years, yet the instinct for a pack often leads them away from their secretive lifestyle, into revealing their nature to a priest or close associate, or converting another to werewolfry for companionship. This is when the otherwise cagey Werewolf opens himself to dection! Werewolf packs cause immense destruction. A pack consists of one werewolf who became a Werewolf through sorcery, birth, or curse - in other words, his is the original tainted blood. This Werewolf is called the Alpha werewolf. The remaining werewolves in the pack are called Beta werewolves because they became werewolves through the bite of the Alpha and carry the Alpha's tainted blood.
ALPHA & BETA Werewolves.
The relationship between Alpha and Beta werewolves is a complex one. Once a subject is bitten by a werewolf, his or her life and death are doomed to the Werewolf curse. The victim does, however, have some hope - as long as they themselves do not taste of human blood, the curse is reversible. If the Alpha Werewolf is killed - through some action of the Beta - the Beta's curse is broken. It is important to note that whether the Beta werewolf was bitten by the Alpha Werewolf himself or by another Beta, it is the Alpha who must be destroyed - the source of the original tainted blood. It is also an interesting note that since Betas and Alphas share common blood, an Alpha cannot physically harm a Beta of his own bloodline by his own hans without inflicting the same injury upon himself. However, if a Beta is harmed or killed by another, it does not affect the Alpha.
Symptoms of becoming a Werewolf.
When hunting for a Werewolf it is important to remember that your biggest clues will come through your suspects personalities. Becoming a Werewolf is not transparent, no matter how the victim tries to hide it. The tainted, sub-human blood appearence. Therefore, look for symptoms in your human suspects that include increasing violence, increasing aggression, unprovoked rages, insomnia, restlessness, and other bizarre behavior. Unfortunately, over time these symptoms can be brought under control, so do not rely on them exclusively.
Purported sightings of Werewolves throughout history.
General information about signs and symptoms of (Werewolves) Hypertrichosis:
The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Hypertrichosis. This signs and symptom information for Hypertrichosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Hypertrichosis signs or Hypertrichosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Hypertrichosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Hypertrichosis symptoms.
List of symptoms of Hypertrichosis:
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hypertrichosis includes those listed below. Note that Hypertrichosis symptoms usually refers to various symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Hypertrichosis signs may refer to those signs only noticable by a doctor:
More symptoms of Hypertrichosis:
In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Hypertrichosis, underlying causes of Hypertrichosis, associated conditions for Hypertrichosis, risk factors for Hypertrichosis, or other related conditions.
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