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19 March 2011 @ 09:55 pm
#017: Full Moon (lore)  
Thought this was perfect for tonight given the uber-moon.

Some may be curious as to the connection between werewolves and the full moon, and right there with you are the educated, superstitious, religious and scientific men throughout time, all coming up with their own theories about werewolves and their relation to the full moon.

It was largely viewed in the 17th and 18th centuries that a werewolf’s transformation was supernaturally influenced by the waxing and waning of the moon. In the 19th and 20th centuries this idea went even further, and the theme of man turning into wolf become solely dependent on the full moon.


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