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Superstition

Werewolf Moon

When the moon takes on a very orange color, this is said to be the time when werewolves come out.

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Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FANTASY ; Man ; MOON ; Orange ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Transform ; TRANSFORMATION ; Werewolf ; Wolf

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Werewolf Vampire
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Moon

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TO BECOME A WEREWOLF

TAKE AN IRON COOKING POT INTO WHICH MUST BE DUMPED WATER, PARSLEY,
OPIUM, AND SAFFRON. YOU DO NOT EAT IT, IT IS TO ATTACK THE DEVIL.
RUB YOUR BODY WITH FAT OF A FRESHLY KILLED CAT AND PUT ON A
WOLF'S SKIN.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; Legend ; MYTH ; SUPERNATURAL ; Werewolf

James Callow Keyword(s): TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Flavoring Spice
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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WEREWOLF AT A CERTAIN LOCATION

IF YOU PARK YOUR CAR AT THE END OF DIXIE HIGHWAY, TURN OFF
THE LIGHTS AND SIT QUIETLY, A MAN THAT HAS THE FEATURES
OF A WEREWOLF
WILL APPROACH THE CAR, LOOK IN, AND THEN RUN OFF.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Lycan ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Urban Legend ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 10-18-1968

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TO KILL A WEREWOLF

WEREWOLVES CAN BE KILLED BY SOMETHING SILVER, SUCH AS A KNIFE
OR BULLET.

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Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): Lycan ; Silver ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WEREWOLF BELIEF

IF YOU LOOK BACK AT THE MOON OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER
YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY
ENCOUNTER A WEREWOLF.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P870] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: CHICAGO

Keyword(s): Lycan ; MOON ; OMEN ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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GARLIC

GARLIC WORN AROUND THE NECK WILL KEEP AWAY A WEREWOLF.

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James Callow comment:

Original BN [P400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Garlic ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck

Date learned: 04-26-1972

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LEGEND

WEREWOLVES COME OUT WHEN THERE IS A FULL MOON.

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): Lycan ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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WEREWOLF

PEOPLE LIVING IN THE SLAVIC COUNTRIES STRONGLY BELIEVE IN THE
EXISTENCE OF WEREWOLVES. THEY CLAIM THAT THE GYPSY WOMAN DELIVERS
A CURSE ON THE WEREWOLF AND THAT WHEN THERE IS A FULL MOON, PEOPLE
IMMEDIATELY LOCK THEIR HOUSES BECAUSE THE WEREWOLF IS COMING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Legend ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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WEREWOLF

WEREWOLVES ARE SAID TO COME OUT AT NIGHT WHEN THERE IS A
FULL MOON.

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SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEY PUNCHER

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Legend ; Lycan ; MOON ; SUPERSTITION ; Werewolf

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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