Werewolves

The following was found in Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them By Newt Scamander. You may notice that Fenrir is very much the opposite of what is written below.

M.o.M Classification: xxxxx
Known wizard killer/impossible to train or domesticate.


The Werewolf is found world wide, though it is believed to have originated un Northern Europe. Humans turn into Werewolves only when bitten. There is no known cure, though recent developments in Potion-making have to a greet extent alleviated the worst symptoms. Once a month, the otherwise sane and normal wizard or Muggle afflicted, transforms into a murderous beast. Almost uniquely among fantastic creatures, the Werewolf actively seeks humans in preference to any other kind of prey.

About the classification: This classification refers, of course, to the Werewolf in its transformed state. When there is no full moon, the Werewolf is as harmless as any other human. For a heartrending account of one wizardís battle with Lycanthropy see the classic Hairy Snout, Human Heart by an anonymous author (Whizz Hard Books, 1975)

Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle) once a month, however they transform into savage, four-legged beasts of murderous intent and no human conscience.

Werewolves have been shunted between the Beast and Being divisions for many years; at the time of writing there is an office for Werewolf Support Services at the Being Division, whereas the Werewolf Registry and Werewolf Capture Unit fall under the Beast Division.

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