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The Book of Were-Wolves   By: (1834-1924)

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THE BOOK OF WERE WOLVES

by SABINE BARING GOULD

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTORY

CHAPTER II

LYCANTHROPY AMONG THE ANCIENTS

Definition of Lycanthropy Marcellus Sidetes Virgil Herodotus Ovid Pliny Agriopas Story from Petronius Arcadian Legends Explanation offered

CHAPTER III

THE WERE WOLF IN THE NORTH

Norse Traditions Manner in which the Change was effected Vlundar Kvda Instances from the Völsung Saga Hrolf's Saga Kraka Faroëse Poem Helga Kvida Vatnsdæla Saga Eyrbyggja Saga

CHAPTER IV

THE ORIGIN OF THE SCANDINAVIAN WERE WOLF

Advantage of the Study of Norse Literature Bear and Wolf skin Dresses The Berserkir Their Rage The Story of Thorir Passages from the Aigla The Evening Wolf Skallagrim and his Son Derivation of the Word "Hamr:" of "Vargr" Laws affecting Outlaws "To become a Boar" Recapitulation

CHAPTER V

THE WERE WOLF IN THE MIDDLE AGES

Stories from Olaus Magnus of Livonian Were wolves Story from Bishop Majolus Story of Albertus Pericofcius Similar occurrence at Prague Saint Patrick Strange incident related by John of Nüremberg Bisclaveret Courland Were wolves Pierre Vidal Pavian Lycanthropist Bodin's Stories Forestus' Account of a Lycanthropist Neapolitan Were wolf

CHAPTER VI

A CHAPTER OF HORRORS

Pierre Bourgot and Michel Verdung 'Me Hermit of S. Bonnot The Gandillon Family Thievenne Paget The Tailor of Châlons Roulet 69

Chapter VII

JEAN GRENIER

On the Sand dunes A Wolf attacks Marguerite Poirier Jean Grenier brought to Trial His Confessions Charges of Cannibalism proved His Sentence Behaviour in the Monastery Visit of Del'ancre 85

CHAPTER VIII

FOLK LORE RELATING TO WERE WOLVES

Barrenness of English Folk lore Devonshire Traditions Derivation of Were wolf Cannibalism in Scotland The Angus Robber The Carle of Perth French Superstitions Norwegian Traditions Danish Tales of Were wolves Holstein Stories The Werewolf in the Netherlands Among the Greeks; the Serbs; the White Russians; the Poles; the Russians A Russian Receipt for becoming a Were wolf The Bohemian Vlkodlak Armenian Story Indian Tales Abyssinian Budas American Transformation Tales A Slovakian Household Tale Similar Greek, Béarnais, and Icelandic Tales

CHAPTER IX

NATURAL CAUSES OF LYCANTHROPY

Innate Cruelty Its Three Forms Dumollard Andreas Bichel A Dutch Priest Other instances of Inherent Cruelty Cruelty united to Refinement A Hungarian Bather in Blood Suddenness with which the Passion is developed Cannibalism; in pregnant Women; in Maniacs Hallucination; how Produced Salves The Story of Lucius Self deception 130

CHAPTER X

MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF THE WERE WOLF MYTH

Metempsychosis Sympathy between Men and Beasts Finnbog and the Bear Osage and the Beaver The Connexion of Soul and Body Buddism Case of Mr. Holloway Popular ideas concerning the Body The derivation of the German Leichnam Feather Dresses Transmigration of Souls A Basque Story Story from the Pantschatantra Savage ideas regarding Natural Phenomena Thunder, ... Continue reading book >>




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