The dark history of werewolves - Craig Thomson


John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 14 November 2023

Explore how werewolves have evolved in folklore, literature, and pop culture throughout history, and where these stories originated.

Stories of werewolves have existed for thousands of years and continue to live on today. They’re especially prominent in European literature and folklore, and often found in cultures where the wolf is the largest natural predator. Over the years its image has continuously evolved, often reflecting the fears and prejudices of that time. Craig Thomson traces the history of werewolves.

Lesson by Craig Thomson, directed by Avi Ofer.

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