It survives in the Greek transformation stories and in the werwolf and swan maiden of the European popular creed.
Their friend the werwolf had spied them from afar, and was ready to come to their rescue.
"I believe he is a twentieth century werwolf, as Dorothy said," Ethel Brown insisted.
To accuse the lady, who was rich and influential, of being a werwolf would be useless.
Bonivon now saw for the first time the face of his conductor—it was that of a werwolf.
As far as I know, once a werwolf always a werwolf is an inviolable rule.
And you know the werwolf is all of a white colorand so hu-u-uge!
How he had battled hand to claw with the werwolf and received no hurt.
Then at twelve o'clock the werwolf is seized, securely bound, and taken to an isolated spot.
The one who is the werwolf, said Charlie, and he tried to laugh.
late Old English werewulf "person with the power to turn into a wolf," from wer "man" (see virile) + wulf (see wolf (n.); also see here for a short discussion of the mythology). Cf. Middle Dutch weerwolf, Old High German werwolf, Swedish varulf. In the ancient Persian calendar, the eighth month (October-November) was Varkazana-, literally "(Month of the) Wolf-Men."