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Under the old alchemical table of elements, silver came from the moon, gold came from the sun, mercury from mercury, iron from mars etc. Silver was written as a crescent moon rather than Ag. So it makes sense that a moon-powered creature would be vulnerable to moon-metal.


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This seems to be most closely based on Gabriel Van Helsing from the 2004 movie Van Helsing who was a hunter who was also a werewolf (he hunted Vampires and other monsters generally, tho)


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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FurAgainstFang http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NewerThanTheyThink Most "real-life" legends and folklore mention little or nothing about any animosity between these two supernaturals. The myths most commonly thought of when you hear those terms, from Eastern Europe, actually mostly state that either ...


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Gestella by Susan Palwick. I read it in Sisters of the Revolution by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. The story is exactly as you describe, and it's a chilling one. It ends: The voice is sad, gentle, loving, and you want to follow it, but you fight every step, anyway, until Lily and her friend have to drag you past the cages of other dogs, who start barking and ...


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Assumptions: In the world we're discussing, all three are infectious and all three begin the transformation with a single bite. The Vampire is a 'traditional' vampire - undead, no soul, no reflection, feeds on blood. Vulnerable to sunlight, wooden stakes in the heart, and poorly written romances. Bitten humans die after being drained of blood, rise on ...


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First, according to J.K. Rowling in a Barnes and Noble chat, Riddle was lying: blaise_42 asks: In Chamber of Secrets, Hagrid is supposed to have raised werewolf cubs under his bed. Are these the same kind of werewolves as Professor Lupin? jkrowling_bn: no... Riddle was telling lies about Hagrid, just slandering him So, initially, one may ...


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That connection, which is now an un-avoidable cliché, was made up. However, that belief is so entrenched in the mythology's conventions that it has now become an integral part of it. "Most modern fiction describes werewolves as vulnerable to silver weapons and highly resistant to other injuries. This feature does not appear in stories about werewolves ...


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From what I have found, the consensus does seem to be that werewolves are large wolves that have been inhabited by an evil spirit. The first werewolf was Draugluin, and was killed just before Sauron pulled his shape-shifting trick. His name means "blue wolf". Further supporting the werewolf as wolf theory, Huan could only be killed by the greatest wolf to ...


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Fangface (1978 - 1980) Highly derivative of Scooby-Doo (which was also created by Ruby and Spears) with a bit of the Tasmanian Devil and I Was A Teenage Werewolf thrown in, Fangface features four teenagers — buff and handsome leader Biff, his brainy and beautiful dusky-skinned girlfriend Kim, short, stocky and pugnacious Puggsy and tall, skinny ...


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In most stories, the werewolf transmits the condition to the victim - assuming the victim survives the attack. Werewolves are incredibly strong and vicious; I imagine that most would not survive to ever become werewolves themselves. You also have werewolves who specifically fight their condition - like Lupin who actively takes potions to resist the change. ...


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No. The entire purpose of them turning into Animagi was that: “A werewolf is only a danger to people." Further evidence to this is given when Lupin talks about how they would leave the Shrieking Shack and roam the school grounds, and that Sirius and James: transformed into such large animals, they were able to keep a werewolf in check. This ...


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No. When Lupin came to announce Teddy's birth to Bill's cottage in DH, he didn't say anything about it; but in general appeared extremely happy. If the baby had been a werewolf, he would surely have been less excited. Also, from Bloomsbury Live Chat with J.K. Rowling on 2007/07/30, Vio91: Is teddy lupin a werewolf J.K. Rowling: No, he's a ...


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I remember there being a lot more that's relevant to the question in that chapter of the book, but unfortunately don't have access to it right now. I'll do my best to paraphrase from memory, and update with quotes when I'm able (not until much later today at the earliest). I recall Lupin saying that James and Sirius, transforming into a stag and dog ...


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Silver doesn't really seem to have held much 'mystical' power in history - although, the Greeks knew about its anti-microbial properties (while not knowing about microbes), and this was 'rediscovered' in the middle-ages. Apparently, silver bullets were used to kill the "Beast of Gévaudan", but this didn't actually enter the stories until the 1930s (...


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Likely not what you're looking for, but the nature of "first appearance" questions typically warrants this token "ancient legend" response: I can't give an accurate date, but these stories are typically over 1000 years old, for fun. Most are likely 2000 or more years old. In many ancient Asian legends there are stories of animals that, after meeting some ...


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If a witch or wizard was to use Avada Kedavra against a human while he/she is transformed into a werewolf, would that be considered legal? No, it would not be legal. A werewolf. It is actually a human being with the following properties activated: Cannot control themselves Are hostile And very importantly: they're furry Now let us think further: None of ...


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Lupin's werewolf transformations would have interfered with him becoming an Animagus. Becoming an Animagi is a long process which requires things to be done on a daily basis, including nights of a full moon. Talent in both Transfiguration and Potions is necessary to become an Animagus. No responsibility can be taken for any physical or mental problems ...


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I don't think there's a canon answer, but if he was in a true canine mode, Sirius was between him and his prey. Wolves get somewhat annoyed when you do that, and I remember reading stories about shepherd dogs hurt by wolves trying to hunt "their" cattle/sheep. And werewolf would be even worse than a real wolf since he wouldn't have a wolve's main incentive ...


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That is a really good summary of the "Mercy Thompson" series starter by Patricial Briggs. Patricia Briggs - Wikipedia. Mercedes Thompson is a skin walker raised by werewolves, who runs a one-woman auto mechanic's garage in contemporary Kennewick, Washington. I cannot find my copies right now, so I can't tell you if you want the 1st book or one of ...


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Yes, a Muggle can be turned into a Werewolf: Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle). Once a month, however, they transform into savage, four-legged beasts of murderous intent and no human conscience. and Once a month, at the full moon, the otherwise sane and normal wizard or Muggle afflicted transforms into ...


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‘Before the Wolfsbane Potion was discovered, however, I became a fully fledged monster once a month. It seemed impossible that I would be able to come to Hogwarts. Other parents weren’t likely to want their children exposed to me.' -- Remus Lupin, werewolf Prisoner of Azkaban - page 258 - Bloomsbury - chapter 18, Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs There ...


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There is no cure for someone who's already become a werewolf. This passage states that there's no way to cure a werewolf, not necessarily that there's no way to cure a werewolf bite. Humans turn into werewolves only when bitten. There is no known cure, though recent developments in potion-making have to a great extent alleviated the worst symptoms. ...


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As further evidence - in HBP, Lupin and others comment that Bill - while savaged by Fenrir in Battle of Astronomy Tower - will not turn into a werewolf because Fenrir wasn't transformed. 'But he wasn't bitten at the full moon,' said Ron, who was gazing down into his brother's face as though he could somehow force him to mend just by staring. 'Greyback ...


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Roman myths What appears to be the oldest story of a "werewolf" is actually an ancient Roman myth. In 1 AD, Ovid wrote the Metamorphoses, in which there is the tale of King Lycaon (the origin of the word Lycanthrope) who greatly offended the gods by serving human flesh to them. Jupiter punished Lycaon by transforming him into a wolf. This myth lacks modern ...


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In the Terry Pratchett Discworld Novel Reaper Man, the character Lupine is a wolf who, under the full moon, turns into a wolf-man.


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I answered this same question on another site earlier in the year, took me a while to find my copies of the books and get the info posted. It is a duo of books by Michael Kring. The Space Mavericks (1980) is the first book, the second is called Children of the Night (1981) and it IS this second book whose cover you seem to remember. Fantasticfiction has ...


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Greyback seems to be an unusual case, so his abilities may be atypical. Dumbledore certainly seems surprised at how much of his werewolf traits Greyback retained even when it wasn't a full moon. This shows that the amount of abilities and werewolf traits Greyback are unusually strong in some way, whether that's them being simply stronger than usual, or the ...


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The wolves of the Quileute tribe (seen in Twilight) have inherited the ability from Taha Aki. His story was told in Eclipse. They are not strictly werewolves, but shape-shifters. This is a misconception the Volturi also make. Actual Children of the Moon spread their lycanthropy through bite.


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We have no reason to believe that it wasn't. J.K. Rowling is fond of using double entendre and hidden meaning in names. Many of the names of her characters have their roots in mythology and/or have double meanings. Remus Lupin is one of the most obvious. Remus being one of the twin brothers of Rome's founding (they were supposedly raised by wolves). Lupin ...


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This may be a stretch, and it's certainly not canon (but it is loosely based on canon). I wouldn't even put it as an answer except that your final question asked "Anyone see a way to reconcile these?" This is a way to reconcile these... Before that night's events started, Hagrid sent the following note to Harry: Lost appeal. They're going to execute ...


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