Originally posted by jinxville
although there maybe many reasons like mutations or mind over matter
i can give a possible cause of such legends and some other similar creatures ie half man half beast it seems that in ancient times when armies would
congregate in areas before or during campaigns the generals would organize pens of animals with which the sex starved soldiers could use for sexual
relief as it was preferable to having disease ridden whores in the camps.
now every now and then its possible that a cross breed would happen between man and beast and further suppose that some would be dogs
this also explains why centaurs are often seen as warriors because they would be around the soldiers of long campaigns and may well have proved useful
although as for mating with a horse could be tricky
i forget where i read this explaination but sounds plausible
I hate to say it, but, no, that is not
plausible. Because of our genetics, semen from a human donor would not and can not fertilize an egg
from a dog, horse, wolf, cat, or any other animal. Otherwise, all the instances of zoophilia that happen around the world--and, trust me, there are
more occurrences than you would like to believe--would produce a lot of these hybrids, not to mention that we would have hybrids of other animals,
like rhinos and elephants, or rabbits and cats, etc.
Hybrids that are born--such as mules, ligers, and so forth--are the results of animals very similar genetically (horse/donkey; lion/tiger). For us to
produce a human-animal hybrid, we'd have to do the nasty with a chimp or another primate (and I'm not even sure that would produce anything).
Therefore, no, werewolves, centaurs, satyrs, sphinxes, and any other mythical hybrid animal did not come from the mating of a human with an animal.
Originally posted by warriorwolfpr
I'm a lycan. I come out at night to feed,I don't depend on a
full moon to change I can do it at will. I don't like been aroun people
much the smell of a human drives me crazy!!
If you don't like being around people, what are you doing here? Why aren't you in some obscure nature reserve, instead of sitting on the computer
making claims you will not prove? After all, you can change at will. With the stamina of a wolf, you could get to the nearest forest in a week or
two, maybe less. Don't worry about people tracking you down; nobody's going to recognize you if you stay in your wolf form, right?
If you're joking, ha ha, that's amusing. It doesn't add anything to the discussion, though.
[edit on 5-1-2006 by Wolvaurynphamir]