Question by  Carla78 (16)

What is the evidence of werewolves in history?


Answer by  keithh (42)

Although the legends date back to ancient Greece, there is no historical or scientific support for the existence of werewolves. Explanations for the origins of these myths range from diseases (rabies) to ancient serial killers to simple fear of wolf attacks, which were a very real possibility in rural Europe.


Answer by  dpboris (383)

There is no hard evidence werewolves exist. However, werewolf stories go so far back as the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest works of human writing, and have persisted throughout history. Common, scientific explanations for stories of werewolves include ergot poisoning, mental disorders, Hypertrichosis (disorder which causes excessive hairiness), rabies, and wolf-dog hybrids (they're much more aggressive than wolves).

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