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Therianthropy vs Lycanthropy
Since the term lycanthrope practically translates to "wolf-man", shouldn't it be more appropriate that the information about therianthropes that do not transform into wolves be moved to the page for therianthropy? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 01:51, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
- The term lycanthropy has been used quite frequently for transformations into forms other than wolves. Whether this is technically correct for the source words doesn't change the fact that it is used this way. Lots of words have current meanings that actually don't match the root words anymore. DreamGuy (talk) 17:50, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Werewolfs in South America
I've added in the article, that in Brazil, to belief that the seventh son will also a wolf. I would also like to state that I am Brazilian, and that I am familiar with my country's folklore, and I would like to say that there is no believe related to a human turning into a pig. That derives from a indigenous tribe belief, related to the dolphin-man tale, and is not related to the commom European - Brazilian folklore of the werewolf legend, wich appeared in Brazil during the portuguese colonization, and so, cannot be assimilated with Native Brazilan legends and beleifs. I would also like to ask, that my correction weren't erased, since it's not wrong. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:35, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
- Someone removed all correctins made by 220.127.116.11 but they are all correct! Before removing someone else's work you should at least verify. There is no pigman in Brazil, and the werewolf myth is not related to indigenous myths. jggouvea (talk) 21:02, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
- Dude, what consensus? Nobody said anything on this page. The tag was up only for a couple of days. The discussion on the Werewolf article's talk page only mentioned Lycanthrope and not Lycanthropy. You're going to need a lot more than that to demonstrate consensus. DreamGuy (talk) 03:22, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Definatly needs to be merged with werewolf. not only that but in no way should this be listed in the encyclopedia with the actual real life clinical definition being placed on a disambiguation page. If this page were to remain it would need to be renamed Lycanthropy (fictitous) or lycanthropy (mythology) and be on the disamb page with the real life clinical issue as the main article. Wikipedia is not a fairytale land. I was very confused how this article starts out as if its a real thing that happens. I thought this page was a joke.. and thats just silly. I agree with it needing to be merged to werewolf... I have restored the merge that was undone in feb by a random anon. I have watched this page and will revert any further vandalism -Tracer9999 (talk) 16:30, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
apparently there is a another regional variation Pou-garou - Acadian (Cajun) term for were-chicken