Werewolf facts for kids
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What is a werewolf?
A werewolf is a mythical creature. It is a creature that is human but then turns into a wolf-like creature during a full moon. A mythical creature is an imaginary or non-existent creature that has human and animal-like features. A mythical creature is also said to have magic powers or superpowers that a regular human does not possess.
What does a werewolf look like?
Most of the time a werewolf looks like a regular human. You would never know if you saw a werewolf walking down the street unless you catch him when a full moon is approaching.
When a full moon approaches the werewolf will start to feel and look ill. It will start to sweat and get weak. The werewolf will fall to the ground. This is when the transition will start to take place. By the way, if you see this happening on the street, you should get away as quickly as you can. You do not want to risk getting attacked by a werewolf.
Once the werewolf is on the ground, it will start growing long brown hair all over its body. The hair will be coarse or rough. The hair will grow all over the werewolf even all over its face. The regular hair on their head will also change. It will grow longer and blend in with the hair that grew all over its body.
Next, the werewolf’s teeth will start to change. They will go from regular human teeth to razor-sharp wolf teeth. The werewolf will grow to long fangs, one on each side of its mouth.
After the werewolf’s teeth evolve, their fingernails will begin to grow. They will become long and sharp.
Lastly, the werewolf will start to stand up. As he stands up he will get superhuman strength. He will turn very muscular. His clothes will start to rip as his full muscular body will grow too big for the clothes he has on his back.
When the werewolf stands tall, the transition is complete and he is no longer thinking like a human, He will have the mind of a hungry, bloodthirsty wolf.
Once in werewolf form, they are extremely strong. A werewolf has been known to knock down trees, push over cars and pick up and throw heavy objects.
Werewolves roam the streets and woods on nights with a full moon.
Werewolves have a great sense of smell and sight. They can sniff out prey from almost a mile away. Werewolves can see objects far in the distance.
Werewolves are athletic. They can take long leaps between 10ft-20ft. They can also run very fast. Werewolves run so fast that at full speed you can even see them. No one has been able to measure how fast they can actually run but it is over 1,000 miles per hour. How do you become a werewolf?
There are different theories to why a human turns into a werewolf. Some believe that being able to turn into a werewolf is genetic and to be a werewolf, you have to come from a werewolf. Meaning, if your grandpa was a werewolf, then your dad became a werewolf and now you are a werewolf.
Another theory is that you were bitten by a werewolf. Some say that the ability to turn into a werewolf comes from magic in their fang. Once you are bitten by a werewolf fang the magic transfers to you and you will now turn into a werewolf.
Some believe that a spell was cast on the human, causing him to be cursed. Others believe that drinking water from a wolf footprint will turn you into a werewolf.
How do you kill a Werewolf?
The number one way to kill a werewolf is a silver bullet. A silver bullet shot into the heart will kill the werewolf instantly.
Not only silver bullets kill werewolves but any silver object that pierces the werewolf’s skin will kill it. A werewolf is very sensitive to silver.
So, what happens after the werewolf dies? Well, you are actually doing the werewolf a favor. Once it dies, it turns back into a human with no more werewolf powers. It will just be a regular person, just like you and me.
Hypertrichosis is also referred to as werewolf syndrome. It is a rare condition in which an unusual amount of hair growth on the body. There are two forms of hypertrichosis. Generalized when the hair growth is all over the body and localized when the hair growth is only in a certain area.
Lycanthropy is a rare mental health condition in which a person believes that he or she is actually a werewolf and will display werewolf behaviors.
The word werewolf comes from the Old English words were “man” and wuf “wolf”. It translates to man-wolf.