orderlyragamuffin

The word werewolf derives from Old English wer/were and wulf. The first part, wer, translates as “man.” An alternative etymology derives from Old English weri (to wear); in this case “werewolf” would indicate a warrior who wore wolf-pelts, noted for his uncontrollable battle rage. A third possible derivation is from warg-wolf/vargulf, a term referring to a rogue wolf.

The term lycanthropy comes from Ancient Greek λυκάνθρωπος (lykánthropos): λύκος (lýkos) (“wolf”) + άνθρωπος (ánthrōpos) (“human”).

srreimann
srreimann:

I was working on this werewolf picture on and off throughout Manchester Comic Con whenever I wasn’t working on commissions. I only had a little bit of tweaking to do to finish it off to this stage.
I’m very tempted to colour in the midnight sky in the background, with a large moon behind the wolf. I’m still unsure whether this will completely ruin the image or not hence scanning it now.

artist^

srreimann:

I was working on this werewolf picture on and off throughout Manchester Comic Con whenever I wasn’t working on commissions. I only had a little bit of tweaking to do to finish it off to this stage.

I’m very tempted to colour in the midnight sky in the background, with a large moon behind the wolf. I’m still unsure whether this will completely ruin the image or not hence scanning it now.

artist^