Argentinian President Christina Fernandez-Kirchner adopted a Jewish boy named Yair Tawil as her godson this weekend in order to prevent him from turning into a werewolf.
According to Argentinian folklore, the seventh son born to a family of seven sons will turn into a werewolf-esque creature called “El Lobisón” on the first Friday after his 13th birthday, and then be able to turn other people into werewolves by biting them. The legend stems from Guarani myth of Luison, the accursed seventh child of Tau (an evil spirit neither totally like or unlike the devil) and Kerana, his kidnapped Guarani bride. Being the seventh child, he was the most accursed of all, and was known to bring death to whomever he touched. When European colonists came over and brought with them their own legends of werewolves, the two myths spun into one, and Luison became a werewolf, and soon, it was believed that every seventh son from a family of seven sons would become a werewolf also. Keep reading »
There once was a time when, upon hearing of vampires or werewolves, people did not automatically jump to express devotion to Team Whatever. (I can’t even.) In fact, people actually whipped out their wooden crosses and silver bullets and ran. Of course, nowadays we don’t run for any damn thing, but it’s always fun to recall a time when these monsters struck genuine fear in the hearts of humans… especially around Halloween. Keep reading »
Zombies and vampires are for wusses. You want to go big? Go werewolf or go home! Photographer and total badass Danielle Levitt
hunted down a pack of real teenage werewolves in their natural habitat, a mall in Texas. Check out the cool chicks of the Crimson Blood Wolfpack, including the awesome alpha, 18-year-old Sara Rodriguez, aka Wolfie. Ah-rooooooo! [Dazed & Confused
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Ah, teenagers. One day they’re drinking vodka through their eyeballs. The next day they’re sexting each other to death. Now, teen werewolves are marauding through a high school in San Antonio, Texas. They like to chill out near the mall under a full moon, hang fake “wolf” tails from their bottoms and rock freaky contacts and fake fangs, and have undoubtedly seen “Twilight” one too many times. “They’re good kids,” says one mom. I thought this was a pretty amusing report until I got to the part about the neighborhood dog that disappeared. Now, I’m scared. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »