Werewolf songs about actual werewolves, not just metaphorical ones:
1. Werewolf’s Eyes by Birch Book
By far my favourite on the list, possibly my favourite song ever. This is a deeply poetic tale of werewolf torn between his lover and the call of the wilds. The instrumentals are simple (acoustic guitar and a bit of flute), and the singer has an amazing vocal range. I literally just want to write out these lyrics on everything, they're so beautiful
2. Wolf Song by Omnia
This is a dark opera retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. The vocal work is just as stunning as the atmosphere the song creates, and the duologue-style lyrics are also brilliant. Probably the most dramatic/darkest on this list.
3.Waltz For Wolves by Kiss The Anus Of A Black Cat
Don’t let the name of the band put you off. The 3/4 beat and occult-y lyrics really draws you into the songs haunting atmosphere. This one is also very dark, but probably fun to dance to.
4. Primitive State by Creature Feature
A bit different from all the others here. This is a fun and campy song that feels just like a bad 80s horror film (in a good way). The synthesisers mixed with various howls and growls and lyrics warning the listener to beware the wolves makes this one great for any Halloween playlist.
5. Werewolf by Michael Hurley
Very raw guitar and vocals (and violin in some recordings) with beautiful storytelling. This song is deeply sad, painting the werewolf as a misunderstood creature. Plus the album art is very sweet.
6. Werewolf by Cat Power
A cover of the previous song. The acoustic guitar and strings are still there, but the echo-y female vocals give the song a new perspective.
7. Least Of My Kind by Three Weird Sisters
A dramatic monologue from a werewolf defeated in battle. The use of harps(?) and drums gives the song a witchy feel. Yet another very dark, dramatic song.
I will definitely make a part 2 if I find any more!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ֙⋆ werewolf things ֙⋆
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ wagging your foot instead, because your tail is missing
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ having fluffy hair that’s difficult to tame in the mornings
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ loving peaceful walks through quiet forests, usually alone
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ tiptoeing to mimick hocks or just walking on all fours
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ more physical pain near full moons (flare-ups, cramps, etc.)
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ being protective over your small circle or a singular person
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ having an oral fixation that sometimes causes you pain
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ needing to recharge after being around a large group
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ excitedly pointing out every dog that you spot in town
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ having a ridiculous amount of blankets on your bed to nest
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ grunting, growling, or whining when upset / inconvenienced
[ ☾ ] ៸៸ hating cloudy nights, not being able to see the moon
inspo : @/werepupy
The Ministry’s new legislation messes up Remus’ plans, but Sirius is having none of it.
(Short Wolfstar fic, maybe a bit of angst in the beginning, but overall Fluff!)
The door opens and Sirius’ voice echoes through the flat. “Moony! Guess what? Your favourite brand of chocolate was on sale! Does chocolate have an expiration date? Otherwise, I hope you’re hungry, because-”
Sirius stops talking when he sees Remus, huddled in on himself on the couch, not looking up. “Moony?” He asks, worry lacing his voice.
Remus just crouches in on himself even more.
He hears Sirius put down the groceries, and then his approaching footsteps. “Moony, are you okay? What’s wrong?”
Remus can feel him sitting down next to him on the couch. Not really able to speak, he just nods at the copy of The Daily Prophet lying on the table.
With a frown, Sirius picks up the paper to read the article on which it’s opened.
Ministry Passes New Legislation Making It Illegal For Lycanthropes To Marry
Effective immediately, the Department of Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures has expanded its Lycanthrope Act. According to this new law, people infected with Lycanthropy will no longer be allowed access to marriage.
By sharpening the legislation, the Ministry recognizes the danger of Lycanthropes using matrimony to pose as normal families, and thereby infiltrating our Wizarding communities. The Ministry has decided it must prevent encouraging or aiding Lycanthropes in the formation of their “packs”. These packs are known to be infested with lawlessness, violence, and immorality. Moreover, the Ministry hopes to send a clear message that breeding among Lycanthropes is undesirable, as Lycanthropes might pass on their infliction to their offspring, and raise another generation of unscrupulous creatures.
When asked about the necessity of this law, Dolores Umbridge, its initiator, smiles. “Of course one may wonder. Marriages are rare among Lycanthropes. After all, who would want to marry a Werewolf? But it is also about sending a message. Marriage is for love, and creatures who are biologically incapable of feeling that emotion should be excluded from it.”
Furiously, Sirius throws the paper back on the table. “Such bullshit! Don’t they have bloody fact-checkers at The Prophet?”
“Wouldn’t have mattered if they did,” Remus says. “All literature on Lycanthropy is terribly outdated and biased anyway.”
“Moony,” Sirius says, his voice now soft. “I don’t know what to say. I can tell you that it’s all nonsense, all lies, but you already know that. And I know it doesn’t change the fact that right now, it just sucks. I’m sorry.”
Remus doesn’t reply, and they just in silence for a while.
Then, Sirius gently bumps their shoulders together. “So, ehm, I know that any such discriminatory legislation sucks, no matter the contents, but... was it something you think you maybe would’ve wanted? Someday? Getting married, I mean.”
Remus bites his lip. It’s ruined anyway, so it doesn’t matter if he knows, right? He gestures towards his jacket, hanging on the coat rack by the door.
Sirius looks at him in a silent question, and Remus gives a small nod. Sirius gets up and walks over to the rack.
Remus doesn’t dare to look, and stares down at his knees. He hears Sirius’ sharp intake of breath. A moment later, Sirius sits back down next to him, his hands clutching a small, black box. His hands are trembling as he carefully takes out a silver ring, holding it between his thumb and index finger.
The ring has a simple elegance, but at the same time a sort of captivating beauty. Just like Sirius, Remus had thought when he picked it out.
“How were you going to ask?” Sirius’s voice is unsteady.
Remus shakes his head. “It doesn’t matter anymore.”
“It matters to me,” Sirius says.
“Not anything extravagant,” Remus shrugs. “I thought that maybe this weekend we could’ve gone by that deli to pick up those cheese sandwiches you like so much, and then we could’ve gone to that park at the outskirts of town, and maybe walk around the lake? We could’ve stopped at that bench overlooking the water and watch the sunset. And then I suppose I would’ve gone down on one knee, and, well... ask.”
“What would you have said?” Sirius sounds breathless now.
Remus laughs wryly. “Nothing you don’t already know.”
Sirius just looks at him, silently urging him on.
“You know I’m shite with words,” Remus eventually says. “But I suppose I would’ve wanted you to know you’re my best friend, and you somehow make everything better, and I never want to do without you anymore.” Remus runs a hand through his hair, allowing the words to come. “I always had these walls up, you know? I would’ve tried to explain that I never thought another person would be capable of making me feel this way, never thought I’d allow myself to love someone so completely and unapologetically.” He shakes his head. “But that’s not... That’s not even what amazes me most about being with you. I would’ve told you that it’s not even how happy you make me, it’s how happy I know I make you. Like, I don’t feel like a bother, I don’t feel like I should be grateful that you seem to want me around, because I know that everything you’re giving to me, I’m giving to you as well. You show it to me every day. I would’ve told you that you make me feel valued, important. That I’m not afraid to want you, to need you, as much as I do, because I know you want and need me just the same.” Remus lets out a small laugh. “Then, if you’re still with me by the end of all that, I would’ve asked you if you’ll marry me.”
“Yes,” Sirius chokes, barely audible through the lump in his throat, his cheeks glistening with tears. He scrapes his throat. “Yes, Moony. Yes, I will.”
Remus can’t help the surge of delight at hearing that three-lettered word that under other circumstances would’ve ensured his everlasting happiness. Caught up in the moment, he takes the ring as Sirius gives it to him, and slides it around Sirius’ finger, where it belongs. Both men stare at the elegant ring around Sirius’ slender finger, with blissful expressions on their faces.
Until Remus shakes himself out of it. “No, Sirius, it doesn’t matter anymore. It’s no use. We can’t.” Once again, their lives are held back by what Remus is.
Sirius makes a dismissive gesture. “Who cares what the Ministry thinks? We’ll hold a ceremony! We’ll ask one of our friends to officiate it! We’ll write vows, we’ll exchange rings, we’ll feed each other wedding cake, we’ll celebrate with all of our loved ones! Who cares if the Ministry won’t accept it? It’ll be real to us. You’ll be my husband, and I’ll be yours.”
Fierce determination is a very good look on Sirius, Remus decides. He can feel tears well up in his eyes at the intensity of his feelings for this man. “I love you,” is all he says.
“Good,” Sirius says, wiggling his finger with the ring in Remus’ direction. “Because you kind of signed up for forever now.”
The Werewolf: Past and Future (non-fiction) - book proof!
The first proof of my upcoming first non-fiction book, The Werewolf: Past and Future (was going to be called Death of the Werewolf until I realized it’s already been cited in several werewolf studies publications!), arrived a few weeks ago!
I have made several modifications and ordered a second proof, which should arrive next week. With any luck, that will be the last one before I finalize the project and make both the paperback and the ebook available for sale online!
If you don’t know what this book is...
Since before recorded history, werewolves have captivated human imagination. Simultaneously, they represent our deepest fears as well as our desire to connect with our primal ancestry. Today, werewolves are portrayed negatively, associated with violence, cruelty, cannibalism, and general malevolence.
However, in ages past, legends depicted them not as monsters, but as a range of neutral to benevolent individuals, such as traveling companions, guardians, and knights. The robust legacy of the werewolf spans from prehistory, through ancient Greece and Rome, to the Middle Ages, into the Early Modern period, and finally into present-day popular culture. Over the ages, the view of the werewolf has become distorted. Media treatment of werewolves is associated with inferior writing, lacking in thought, depth, and meaning. Werewolves as characters or creatures are now generally seen as single-minded and one-dimensional, and they want nothing more than to kill, devour, and possibly violate humans.
Hollywood depictions have resulted in the destruction of the true meanings behind werewolf legends that fascinated and terrified humans for so many ages. If these negative trends were reversed, perhaps entertainment might not only discover again some of the true meanings behind the werewolf myth, but also take the first steps toward reversing negative portrayals of wolves themselves, which humans have, for eons, wrongfully stigmatized and portrayed as evil, resulting in wolves receiving crueler treatment than virtually any other animal.
To revive the many questions posed by lycanthropy, entertainment must show respect to the rich history of so many cultures all around the world – and rediscover the legend of the werewolf.
This book represents a lifetime of work, research, and argument. It’s the centerpiece of, essentially, who I am and what I want to fight for in my life. This underwent very close scrutiny by a board of distinguished professors and I had to defend my research and my arguments before them.
If you enjoy my werewolf facts, you’ll enjoy reading this, I can guarantee it, especially if you want to hear my side of things. It won’t be a guide to werewolves, though it’ll certainly have plenty of useful information on various legends (all with proper professional attribution, footnotes, discussion, citation, etc.).
Later down the road, I plan to publish a book that is much more like my werewolf facts - more of a guidebook. But, for now, I think this is a great place to start to get my perspective on things while also learning about almost all the werewolf legends and info I’ve covered in various facts.
I’m really looking forward to getting this book out there - stay tuned! The Werewolf: Past and Future is coming this month!