Unique Christmas Traditions Across the Globe

Christmas is coming... And with that comes a myriad of different ways to celebrate it. Around the world, people partake in extraordinary traditions that are not common at all in the US where I am from. It was a great pleasure to discover these and I hope you enjoy them too. Mari Lwyd This is … Continue reading Unique Christmas Traditions Across the Globe

The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 5

Who are the Cynocephaly? I was listening to a podcast, and it mentioned a race of dog-headed men, known as the Cynocephali or Cynocephaly. I've been curious ever since that podcast, and I have been looking around for information. What I've found is in these previous posts about werewolf type creatures. The Cynocephali, however, have … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 5

The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 4

Now I'd like to get into the DIFFERENCE between Lycans and werewolves, which honestly I thought were the same thing. I guess I can blame Underworld for blurring the lines. But Kate Beckinsale is hot, so I can forgive them. So let's look at the differences. Werewolves (pop culture): Killed by silver. Preferably a silver … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 4

The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 3

Odin’s men [berserkers and úlfheðnar] went armor-less into battle and were as crazed as dogs or wolves and as strong as bears or bulls. They bit their shields and slew men, while they themselves were harmed by neither fire nor iron. This is called “going berserk.”--The Ynglinga Saga The Vikings were considered some of the most ferocious fighters in … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 3

The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 2

Now for the second part of this series, I wanted to go into the psychopaths who claimed to be werewolves. Werewolves are those who are able to change from man to wolf, typically through the use of an ointment or wolfskin belt. There are also stories of contracts with the devil, like the story with … Continue reading The Cynocephaly! Werewolves? Lycans? Dogmen? What the hell?! Part 2