Werewolves: The Loup-Garou!

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The Loup Garou is common in Cajun legends, deriving either directly from French settlers to Louisiana or via the French Canadian immigrants centuries ago. It haunts the swamps and sometimes the fields and woods. The Loup Garou is often described as having a human body and the head of a wolf or dog, similar to a werewolf.

Stories of this Cajun werewolf instill fear and obedience, such as warning Cajun children to behave. In other tales, the Loup Garou will kill Catholics who do not follow the rules of Lent. Coincidentally, according to French Loup Garou stories, one who breaks Lent seven years in a row will turn into a werewolf.

The Loup Garou is under the spell for 101 days. During this time, the curse can be transmitted from person to person if the Loup Garou spills another human’s blood. The beast returns to human form during the day.


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