posted on Jan, 3 2009 @ 11:30 PM
On Lycans of the sub-species Homo-Exrien of the species Homo-Sapien
Similar to my belief in Dragons, “Vampires”, and other mythical creatures, my belief in “Werewolves” stems from how widespread,
ancient, and similar their myths have been. I have read many a book about the “shape-shifters” but have only gathered bits of practical
information. I have always believed in their current existence but not until this last year, did I have any evidence or practical explanation. The
answer is adrenaline. The following is a set of responses to the most commonly made points that I’ve heard.
I refer to the myth of the very real Lycan, as “Werewolves”. Most of the myths we hear and read about concerning Lycans have at least a few
things in common; the victims are vulnerable somehow, either as a person, or in their situation, and the attacks are usually in small villages, or at
least in places where mob thinking is not hard to gain. With saying this, I do not believe Lycans physically change form. They do however change
posture, muscular tenseness, agility, strength, facial expression, and mental state.
The story of a Lycan’s attack on a person would mostly likely return to the people by a person who was there and therefore was shocked. It is
easy to imagine that a person with such a different demeanor, threatening advances, and slightly strengthened abilities would change the way a common
person looked at them. The shape-shifting part of the myths might also come from the Lycans themselves describing their change in perception and
Growing hair, teeth, and nails
Adrenaline easily explains longer hair, teeth, and nails. Adrenaline restricts blood vessels and increases blood flow to vital parts of the body.
Adrenaline wears the body by increasing growth rate. Teeth would also look larger because of the Lycan bearing his or her teeth. A Lycan would also be
more likely to seclude themselves, especially after having attacked another human, a point strengthened by the myths; giving them no reason to cut
their hair or nails.
Relation to Lycanthropy
Lycanthropy is the disease from which the term Lycan was coined. Lycanthropy is a mental condition where a person believes to change into the form of
an animal. This disease carries no significant connection to true Lycanism, but has been reinforced by myths of Lycans. The only resemblance is both
result in a similar change in demeanor and instinctual thought.
I have no explanation for this besides maybe an allergic reaction to silver possibly enhanced by excess adrenaline, an unknown lethal reaction of
adrenaline filled blood to silver, or simply the coincidence of a person that killed a Lycan having killed he or she with something silver.
Turning into one by a bite
I also have no concrete explanation for this point. My best estimation is that the mixture of the victim’s fear-induced adrenaline, the pain of
being bitten, the fact that it was by a “crazed” person, and later in history, the reliance on what the myths say about being bitten by one,
either “break” the peripheral barrier to the part of the brain that controls adrenaline, or there is enough stress to craze the victim, who then
acts like his or her assailant.
Adrenaline gives humans added strength, agility, and speed, and nor-adrenaline gives human increased hearing, vision, smelling, and mental acuity. It
also takes away from the frontal lobe, used for reasoning and understanding, another reinforcing point.
Reaction to a full moon
I believe this part of the myths is a remnant of the possible Lycans groups or clans. I think they simply decided to meet on the full moons for
hunts. This could also have entered the myths through many early-European religions that included the phases of the moon as key markers to their
religion. Many other cultures in the world have used the moon for time and planning. Another explanation is that...