The terror of the night.

Werewolf

Ability:
Each night, you hunt together and pick out a single player to attack. (If nothing interferes, their target will not survive the night.)

Backstory

It is unclear exactly when and where the werewolf legend originated. Some believe the werewolf made its debut in The Epic of Gilgamesh, the oldest known Western prose when Gilgamesh jilted a potential lover because she had turned her previous mate into a wolf.

Werewolves made another early appearance in Greek mythology with the Legend of Lycaon. According to the legend, Lycaon, the son of Pelasgus, angered the god Zeus when he served him a meal made from the remains of a sacrificed boy. As punishment, the enraged Zeus turned Lycaon and his sons into wolves.

Werewolves also emerged in early Nordic folklore. The Saga of the Volsungs tells the story of a father and son who discovered wolf pelts that had the power to turn people into wolves for ten days. The father-son duo donned the pelts, transformed into wolves and went on a killing rampage in the forest. Their rampage ended when the father attacked his son, causing a lethal wound. The son only survived because a kind raven gave the father a leaf with healing powers.

Myths similar to the werewolf can be found all over the world, and the thinking of a beast or animal hiding just beneath the skin of man seems to be a universal one to explain many things, such as courage, lust and rage.

Question and answers

If an oracle pointed me out as a werewolf, what other roles could I claim to be ?

Since each deck has varying roles, it's hard to give an exact answer. But we recommend listening closely to the card presentaion at the beginning of the game, and paying attention to the killer cards. You can look up all the killer roles here for a more detailed list. Remember that you can always claim that the oracle may be lying as well, as she would have no direct way of prooving her claim unless you die.


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