Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Howl!

Sometimes you feel like a nut, but this time you feel like a Wolfman, or Werewolf...

My favorite Universal Monster is the Mummy, but, I really like the Wolfman as well.  The Mummy has had some bad movies about him, but, I like him due to my adoration of Ancient Egyptian history.   It works as comfort food to me.

But, I am well aware that the Wolfman, werewolves and all are more violent, more sexy, more connected to the human desire to abandon human civility and to become wild.  There have been books, movies, games and probably music that references the Wolfman.

This column is to show some books, a game, and movies regarding the beast.

Wiktionary's Definition
Etymology

From Middle English werwolf, from Old English werwulf, from Proto-Germanic *werawulfaz, from Proto-Germanic *weraz (“man”) + *wulfaz (“wolf”). Equivalent to wer +‎ wolf or were- +‎ wolf. Cognate with Dutch weerwolf, Low German Warwulf, German Werwolf, Danish varulv, Swedish varulv.

Compare also French garou, in loup-garou, French dialectal gairou, varou (“werewolf”), Medieval Latin gerulphus, garulphus (“werewolf”) (from Germanic).

Pronunciation

(UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɛːwʊlf/, /ˈwɪəwʊlf/
(US) IPA(key): /ˈwɛəɹwʊlf/, /ˈwɪəɹwʊlf/, /ˈwɜɹwʊlf/

Noun

werewolf (plural werewolves)

(mythology) A person who is transformed or can transform into a wolf or a wolflike human, often said to transform during a full moon.


THE GAME: RAGE THE APOCALYPSE


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MOVIES // DVDs


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