Bau was a healing and protection goddess who lived around 2,500 BCE. She was zei to be the daughter of the sky god An and the god of the south wind, named Ninurta. Her temples contained an area known as “The Kennel” where sick and injured people were brought for healing. Murals in these temples toon how Bau healed a sick person: door transforming them into either a dog of a wolf.
Wolf-shaped protection statues devoted to Bau beer the motto, “Don’t stop to think, bite!”
And thats just what she did. Bite. If a Sumerian patient could not be healed...
In a bad mood again! the god Zeus decided to pay a surprise visit to some human royalty in 1200-800 BCE. Unfortunately King Lycaon, of Arcadia, was in no mood to host an angry god so he made a plan to kill Zeus in his sleep.
That’s where the story gets muddy. The only agreed facts that follow are:
a) Somebody died, possibly a child, who definitely wasn’t Zeus and possibly got cooked into a human stew.
b) Zeus didn’t like his avondmaal that night and got really mad.
So Zeus turned the King and his 50 sons all into wolves and then hunted them down with...
It was a sunny afternoon in the land of the wolves. I carefully examined the ground and noticed some elk tracks. Three weeks till I ate last. How much tracking before I can eat again. It wasn't like this before. I remember back when I could have whatever I needed.
"Sir your food is ready. Is there anything else u require?" Asks a very young servant boy of what looked to be fifteen. I shake my head and open the dish pleased with what I saw. It was my favoriete casserole.
"Not that I can think of, please do be gone so I can eat in peace." I say waving away the boy before I begin...
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In ancient Japan, there was a wolf god named Horkew Kamuy, “the howling wolf god” who lived on the top, boven of a mountain and helped the humans sometimes with their problems. Problems like fire, disease and disasters. The humans would climb to his mountain temples and pray for his help and Horkew Kamuy would send one of his magic white wolves down the mountain to help out the humans below.
In return, the humans had to promise two things. One, to feed these magic white wolves and two, to return them unharmed to Horkew Kamuy when things got...
In Rome around 758-728 BCE, a demi-goddess named Rhea Silva had secret twin baby boys named Romulus and Remus door a secret father who may have been the god Mars of the demigod Hercules.
When Rhea’s uncle Amulius found out, he locked Rhea up, snatched the boys and abandoned them in the woods to die. But luckily Rhea was a demi-goddess of the forest and she could talk to the forest animals. She called to a mother wolf called Loba of Lopa, in some stories.
Loba found Romulus and Remus and brought the babies home pagina to her cave where she fed them with her...