Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 20 - Werewolves

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 20 - Werewolves

Welcome to the twentieth issue of my weekly news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Werewolves


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolv… :

A werewolf or werwolf, also known as a lycanthrope, is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an anthropomorphic wolf-like creature, either purposely, by being bitten or scratched by another werewolf, or after being placed under a curse. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon, as popularly noted by the medieval chronicler Gervase of Tilbury, although it may have been recognized in earlier times among the ancient Greeks through the writings of Petronius.
Werewolves are often granted extra-human strength and senses, far beyond those of both wolves or men. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times.
Werewolves are a frequent subject of modern fictional books, although fictional werewolves have been attributed traits distinct from those of original folklore, most notably the vulnerability to silver bullets. Werewolves continue to endure in modern culture and fiction, with books, films and television shows cementing the werewolf's stance as a dominant figure in horror.
The form a werewolf assumes was generally anthropomorphic in early films such as "The Wolf Man" and "Werewolf of London", but larger and powerful wolf in many later films.
The transmogrification process is often portrayed as painful in film and literature within the horror genre. The resulting wolf is typically cunning but merciless and prone to killing and eating people without compunction, regardless of the moral character of its human counterpart.
Werewolves are often depicted as immune to damage caused by ordinary weapons, being vulnerable only to silver objects, such as a silver-tipped cane, bullet or blade. This negative reaction to silver is sometimes so strong that the mere touch of the metal on a werewolf's skin will cause burns. Current-day werewolf fiction almost exclusively involves lycanthropy being either a hereditary condition or being transmitted like an infectious disease by the bite of another werewolf. In some fiction, the power of the werewolf extends to human form, such as invulnerability, super-human speed and strength and falling on their feet from high falls. Also aggressiveness and animalistic urges may be harder to control. Usually in these cases the abilities are diminished in human form. In other fictions it can even be cured by medicine men or even antidotes.



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


Werewolf by jinkies36 Werewolf carving template by Darksilvania :thumb113435723: Werewolf Mini by the-gil-monster Lukoi by Emryswolf
:thumb27696168: Werewolf by Blue-Paper Werewolf Calender 2009 - July by Novawuff Predator by michellemonique Werewolf 1 by 113innerdemons
WEREWOLF by artstain Werewolf by gugu-troll White Werewolf by Exileden werewolf wall head by missmonster :thumb138069639:
Werewolf by AbyssWolf Fan's Werewolf by ZoeStead Brisco by Night by Damalia Werewolf Changing by materialshadow Werewolf Pumpkin by ChaosKomori Werewolf series by Rollbiwan
:thumb70432802: Werewolf by KaceyM Werewolf by devrimkunter :thumb48619192: werewolf by n-dra :thumb109412513:
Werewolf plushie 2 by D-W-Junebug Werewolf For Hire by billytackett Into Werewolf RETURNS by AbyssWolf Corporeal Canines Latex Mask by che4u Werewolf by giantchicken Werewolf by ALP-Dreams
Crow-Face's Werewolf by Tacimur Werewolf 02 by Buchemi Crow-Face's Werewolf by Tacimur another Werewolf by Ivar-L Werewolf -for the 100th time- by Atan A Little Taste Of Chrom by DragonSlayerSSDD
werewolf feet by LilleahWest :thumb27679905: Wolf in the Moon -tribal- by Nashoba-Hostina October by Yellow-eyes :thumb120231094: :thumb107385870:
Werewolf 3 by aaronsimscompany The Werewolves of Tower Crag by dcbats2000 Drake the werewolf 2009 by Werewolfsense Werewolf by renoiro Pup... by suzidragonlady :thumb111662119:
:thumb139535007: Gloaming by balaa Quickdraw, Werewolf Style by Anuwolf :thumb26507817: DnD4e: Werewolves by UdonCrew :thumb139664883:



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next week for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

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~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
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Wonderful feature here! I loved looking through the art!