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There's some resistance, and there happens to be werewolves in it too.
Dylan played Liam Dunbar, who entered the series as a new lacrosse player and then became a werewolf, courtesy of Scott (a.k.a.
After working at Time magazine and Science Digest, Mr. Cohen began writing books — nearly all for children and teenagers — about ghosts, UFOs, the occult, ESP, vampires, werewolves, conspiracies, cloning, weather and the human genome.
After working at Time magazine and Science Digest, Mr. Cohen began writing books — nearly all for children and teenagers — about ghosts, U.F.O.s, the occult, ESP, vampires, werewolves, conspiracies, cloning, weather and the human genome.
One bright note: Steve Buscemi returns as Wayne, the werewolf exhausted by his many cubs.
The steps of the Brooklyn Borough Hall stood in for those of the U.S. Capitol, where (spoiler alert!) a Black Panther is killed by the werewolf.
Underrepresented voices thrive in this arena; 2017 reader favorites included LGBTQ characters, genre mashups (werewolf mystery!), and fan fiction.
Deadline reports that the team behind the popular shows is working on a new series featuring Originals character Hope Mikaelson, who is the vampire-witch-werewolf hybrid daughter of Hayley Marshall-Kenner and Klaus Mikaelson.
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Did You Know?
Though some doubts about the word’s etymology still remain, "werewolf" probably comes from a prehistoric West Germanic compound whose constituent parts gave Old English "wer" ("man") and "wulf" ("wolf"). The word is related to Middle Dutch "weerwulf" and Old High German werwolf. Another word for "werewolf" is "lycanthrope," which traces back through Latin to a Greek combination of "lyk-" (from lykos, meaning "wolf") and "anthropos" (meaning "man"). English also sometimes makes use of the French-derived word loup-garou, from Old French leu ("wolf") and "garoul" or "garulf" (a word of Germanic origin meaning "werewolf").
WEREWOLF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of werewolf for English Language Learners
in stories : a person who sometimes changes into a wolf especially when the moon is full
WEREWOLF Defined for Kids
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