Research in Cryptozoology: Werewolf Resources

Short introduction to library and web resources relating to cryptozoology.

Werewolf Links

  • A Brief History of Werewolves - Timeline summary of the werewolf in history, folklore and literature; includes links.
  • I Love Werewolves - With origins and myths, an entertainment oriented blog based on fact, fiction, and discussion; film transformation videos.
  • Legend of the Werewolf - Facts about werewolves and lycanthropy taken from legends, psychology and fiction.
  • Lycanthropy in North America - Descriptions of the Cajun werewolf of Louisiana and Native American skinwalkers from both folkloric and cryptozoology perspectives.
  • Lycanthropy: Meaning and Myths - A scholarly analysis of the werewolf as a symbol in myth and fiction.
  • Queer Werewolves - A site dedicated to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered werewolves and shape-changers. Contains book and movie reviews, stories, chat and more.
  • The Book of Were-Wolves - Full text of Sabine Baring-Gould's classic at the Project Gutenberg available in plain text, html or zipped versions.
  • The Book of Werewolves - Sabine Baring-Gould's 1865 classic book on werewolves, including page and chapter index but not all illustrations.
  • The Werewolf Page - A collection of resources pertaining to legend of the werewolf, including information on fiction and popular culture.
  • The Werewolf and Shapeshifter Codex - Resources describing myths, modern sightings, fiction and speculations about real werewolves.
  • Therianthropy - Terminology and etymology relating to werewolf and animal transformation mythology, including explanations of scholarly terms, usage of slang by modern subcultures.
  • WerElliot - Brief information and reflections on werewolves.
  • Werewolf Legends from Germany - A collection of traditional folk tales, including some from Croatia, Luxembourg and Slovakia.
  • Werewolves - International folklore, beliefs and modern influences, depictions in fiction and games, comparisons to vampires.
  • Werewolves: The Myths & The Truths - Exploring truths and myths around werewolf legends from scientific point of view.
  • Wikipedia: Shapeshifting - Discusses varieties of transformation, famous characters in mythology and the fan community.
  • Wikipedia: Werewolf - Encyclopedia article on werewolves, including sections on international history and origins, science and fiction. 

Werewolf Books at Wilson Library