A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Keywords: Werewolves, Renaissance, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Witchcraft, Criminals, Wolves The sixteenth century was marked by a period of significant change from the Renaissance, Age of Discovery, and the Reformation that created instability and anxiety. Together with the popularity of prints and superstitious beliefs fuelled by repeated war and death from disease and famine, sixteenth-century Germany was… Continue reading A Brief Historical Background to the Werewolf Myth in Sixteenth-Century Germany