- European (culture)
- Humanoid (attribute)
- Deadly (behaviour)
- Werewolves (common type)
Lupo Mannaro is commonly associated with the Werewolf, also in Italy, though it is a slightly different from the European variant.
This name comes from the latin Lupus Hominarius, which means Men-eating Wolf and was actually referred to a person who actually could turn completely into a big wolf, though it was used also for big scary wolves who terrorized the villages.
There is also an ancient Rome version of this creature called ‘Versipellis’ which means ‘he whom skin reverses’, they thought that the cursed ones grew fur inside their body in order to hide it to other people, and would reverse the skin when the transformation took place.
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