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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.
According to Entertainment Weekly, your fave werewolf from TVD, Tyler Lockwood, will play Kyle Valenti, the son of the Roswell's sheriff.
One's obviously about the mysteries going on in a sleepy town known as Riverdale while the other has vampires, and witches, and werewolves (oh my!).
For the unconventional: Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow Sharp Teeth is a worthwhile oddity—a gritty horror thriller that follows warring packs of werewolves living in modern-day LA.
Ghosts, ghouls, witches, incubi, succubi, werewolves, possessing demons and demonic children are figures of fascination, repulsion and threat.
Werewolves among men Other scholars have suggested that this kind of Indo-European ritual is connected to the werewolf myths that still haunt South Asia and Europe.
Their eldest child Xavier, 10, was a werewolf, and their youngest, three-year-old Hadrien, was Skye from the Canadian cartoon Paw Patrol.
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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
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