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Lycanthropy by LaFleureRouge1

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The transformation of a human being into an animal. The belief is an ancient one. The term derives from the Greek words lukos, a wolf, and anthropoid, a man, but it is employed regarding a transformation into any animal shape. It is chiefly in those countries where wolves are numerous that we find such tales concerning them. But in India and some parts of Asia, the tiger takes the place of the wolf. In Russia and elsewhere it is the bear, and in Africa the leopard.

Magicians and witches were credited with the power of transforming themselves into wolves and other animal shapes, and it was asserted that if the animal were wounded, then the marks of the wound would be discovered upon the wizard’s body. The belief was current in many tribal cultures that every individual possessed an animal form, which could be entered at death or at will. This transformation was effected either by magic or natural agency.

As mentioned, the wolf was a common form of animal transformation in Europe. In ancient Greece, the belief was associated with the dog, which took the place of the wolf. Other similar beliefs have been found in India and Java. In the former country we find the werewolf in a kind of vampire form.

From The Occultism & Parapsychology Encyclopedia:

Model my friend Krow Raven.
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Photo (Nikon), Alterations, and Manipulation (PhotoShop7) by LFR

was featured in Deepest Darkest Fears group

Comments

  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyover 4 years ago

    Excellent creation!

  • Oh you are so kind TYVM!
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Ruoxiang Chau
    Ruoxiang Chauover 4 years ago

    This reminds me a picture I saw in the newspapers in 1989 … photo of sailors/corpses in the ice. I cannot find the history for now.

  • TYVM for the comparison.
    I think LOL
    Happy it looks so life like to you.
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 4 years ago

    striking and powerful!

  • TY Agness my dear for your kind words!
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • HeklaHekla
    HeklaHeklaover 4 years ago

    its not the change that is painful but the resistance ;-). Cool work

  • Life begins on the other side of despair.
    TYVM for your comment my dear!
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    Yikes! more like Krow-Magnon lol!! Excellent work Red :P

  • TY Carol!
    He is a very talented Artist.
    A handsome man… but I love to play with him! LOL
    And he lets me.
    He is my fave-o-rite male Model.
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful GF

  • TY Darling!
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • ROUBLE RUST
    ROUBLE RUSTover 4 years ago

  • Oh wow TYVM my dear!
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Ray Jackson
    Ray Jacksonover 4 years ago

    AND I THOUGHT I WAS GOOD THIS IS GREAT !!

  • Ahhh how sweet of you darling!
    You are wonderful… No less!
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    YVW GF XXX

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 4 years ago

    OMG…. very disturbing .. but an awesome image. well done

  • LOL well ty!
    I do have a Darkside my dear.
    I am a Gemini after all! LOL
    XXX
    Red

    – LaFleureRouge1

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