posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 09:28 PM
Many cultures have taught that the way a person becomes a werewolf/vampire/witch is to either commit incest or else engage in cannibalism.
The western equivalent is probably the act of "selling one's soul to the devil." With it, one ceases to be an ordinary human, and loses all social
connections, but one gains incredible power. And at least potentially, immortality.