What are the Different Ways People Can Become a Werewolves?

Dear Sara,

What are the different ways people can become werewolves?

-David K.

Dear David,

People Become Werewolves

There’s a fairly comprehensive list in Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden book FOOL MOON, but by far, the most traditional is being bitten (or in some beliefs, simply scratched) by a werewolf in his/her wolf form. There’s also being born a werewolf (with one or both parents werewolves), being cursed either for wrongdoing or by irate magic-workers (often gypsies) and using a spell and a pouch of a belt of wolf fur to deliberately transform into wolf form. Although this doesn’t entirely count as being a werewolf, there are also wolves who take human shape – these could be considered were-humans.

-Sara Bellum


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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.