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DanT
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6/20/2013 5:05:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Wolves are universally associated with Hunting and War. The Native Americans believed Wolves were sacred animals. Some Native American legends say that wolves taught man how to hunt. Native Americans would wear wolf pelts in order to invoke the power of the wolf totem for hunting and for war. Some Native Americans believed sorcerers known as "Skin-walkers" could even transform into a wolf, by wearing its pelt.
Likewise the Warrior Class of the Proto-Indo-Europeans would dawn wolf-pelts during initiation, upon which they believed they would transform into wolves. This tradition eventually evolved into werewolf lore and legends. One early werewolf legend involves the use of a wolf-skin belt, in order to undergo the transfiguration.
The Viking Berserkers would often wear Wolf or Bear pelts in order to invoke the wolf totem. Most Germanic cultures have a tradition of warriors donning wolf-pelts. Likewise, Roman soldiers would often wear wolf pelts over their armor.
Mars, the Roman god of war was closely linked to wolves. According to tradition, Mars commanded a She-Wolf to raise Romulus and Remus, who later became the founders of Rome. Wepwawet, the Egyptian god of war, was depicted as a wolf or a warrior with the head of a wolf.
The Turks and Mongols believed they were descended from wolves. The wolf totem was so sacred to the Mongols that even to this day the use of the sacred name "Chino" is taboo. ("Chino" translates to "wolf")
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Sidewalker
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6/20/2013 6:38:50 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 6/20/2013 5:05:47 PM, DanT wrote:
Wolves are universally associated with Hunting and War.

They are not "universally" associated with war, to the Cherokee people it's just the opposite, they are associated with community and family, loyalty, social order, communication, understanding, and coming together in mutual trust and teamwork. A wolf guide will help one to resolve differences and avoid fighting if at all possible.

The Native Americans believed Wolves were sacred animals. Some Native American legends say that wolves taught man how to hunt. Native Americans would wear wolf pelts in order to invoke the power of the wolf totem for hunting and for war. Some Native Americans believed sorcerers known as "Skin-walkers" could even transform into a wolf, by wearing its pelt.
Likewise the Warrior Class of the Proto-Indo-Europeans would dawn wolf-pelts during initiation, upon which they believed they would transform into wolves. This tradition eventually evolved into werewolf lore and legends. One early werewolf legend involves the use of a wolf-skin belt, in order to undergo the transfiguration.
The Viking Berserkers would often wear Wolf or Bear pelts in order to invoke the wolf totem. Most Germanic cultures have a tradition of warriors donning wolf-pelts. Likewise, Roman soldiers would often wear wolf pelts over their armor.
Mars, the Roman god of war was closely linked to wolves. According to tradition, Mars commanded a She-Wolf to raise Romulus and Remus, who later became the founders of Rome. Wepwawet, the Egyptian god of war, was depicted as a wolf or a warrior with the head of a wolf.
The Turks and Mongols believed they were descended from wolves. The wolf totem was so sacred to the Mongols that even to this day the use of the sacred name "Chino" is taboo. ("Chino" translates to "wolf")

Yeah, and what?
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llamainmypocket
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6/20/2013 6:51:49 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
I've been researching the connection between werewolves and serial killers for the last day or two. It seems as though some psychopathic killers were considered to be werewolves... I think that conclusion would come naturally for a person of that time.