One night, a human stumbled upon the lone werewolf as he slept in the forest. In his fright, the beast lashed out with his claws and easily struck down the frail woodsman. "Have I always been this strong?" the feral man wondered aloud as he stared at his gleaming claws. He laughed bitterly at his unfounded fear of weak humans.
See Journeying Werewolf.
A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lykos, "wolf", and ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, "man"), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or atherianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (e.g. via a bite or scratch from another werewolf). Early sources for belief in lycanthropy are Petronius and Gervase of Tilbury.