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WolfMist
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What is the difference between a Lycan and a Werewolf. Are they different creatures or are they the same.

Which one has more power.




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lycanthropy is the transformation from human to a werewolf. So, the word Lycan is a short word for lycanthropy. Both are related to each other and technically, are the same.



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From my side, I would say that Lycanthropy is the main category in which Werewolves come under as a sub-category. Lycanthropy includes an archaic definition where it involves altered behaviour and a particular wolf-like state of mind. Werewolves are pure beasts.



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I'm in tune with BloodRoseX on this one



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In my opinion ... commonly mistaken as a werewolf, the Lycan is a more advanced species that, unlike the werewolf, can for the most part control their transformations. A werewolf can only change under the full moon, and cannot control that.



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Well, as it was described to me by someone in his 90's at the time, who was, himself, a Wolf;

"Real wolves tend to come in three stages, some of us call 'the generation gap' - you have the youngest of the breed, simply known as 'werewolf', the second generation up being 'lycanthrope' or 'lycan', and then you have the older and oldest ones... the ones who have learned to fully control their gift-- the Lupin. Obviously, as time goes by, and we have to learn more self control, we therefore become stronger, thus becoming the next generation back, so to speak."

Mind you, that's just how it was said to me, so don't quote Me on it.


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Werewolf means shapeshift. That info comes from a Shaman.



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I believe that the Werewolf and Lycan are the same thing, the term used is the only difference here.

Hollywood uses the term interchangeably through their movie depending on the director making it.



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lycans have control over their transformations whereas werewolves dont.



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Lycanthropes and werewolves are two terms that are often used interchangeably in popular culture, but they actually refer to two distinct concepts. While both lycanthropes and werewolves are associated with the transformation of humans into animals, their origins and characteristics differ significantly. In this article, we will explore the differences between lycanthropes and werewolves.

Lycanthropy

Lycanthropy is a term that originates from Greek mythology and refers to a broader category of humans who have the ability to transform into animals. The word "lycanthropy" comes from the Greek words "lykos" meaning "wolf" and "anthropos" meaning "man," and thus originally referred specifically to the transformation into a wolf.

Throughout history, lycanthropy has been associated with various cultures and mythologies, including African, Asian, Native American, and European. In many cultures, lycanthropy was thought to be the result of a curse or punishment, while in others it was seen as a gift or a path to spiritual enlightenment.

Lycanthropes are often depicted as having the ability to change their forms at will, and some myths suggest that they can assume the form of any animal they choose. In some stories, lycanthropes are able to pass on their abilities to others through biting or scratching.

Werewolves

Werewolves, on the other hand, are a specific type of lycanthrope. The term "werewolf" comes from the Old English word "wer," meaning "man," and "wulf," meaning "wolf." While the transformation into a wolf is the most common form associated with werewolves, they have also been depicted as transforming into other animals, such as bears, hyenas, or even rats.

The origin of werewolf mythology is often traced back to Europe, where it was believed that witches and sorcerers could call upon dark forces to grant them the power to transform into wolves. In the Middle Ages, werewolves were often associated with witchcraft and were believed to be the result of a pact with the devil.

Unlike lycanthropes, werewolves are almost always depicted as being subject to a specific set of rules and restrictions. In many myths, the transformation into a werewolf is triggered by the full moon, and the werewolf remains in this form until the moon wanes. During this time, werewolves are usually portrayed as being driven by their instincts and prone to acts of violence.

Differences between Lycanthropes and Werewolves

The main difference between lycanthropes and werewolves is the specificity of the latter. Werewolves are a type of lycanthrope that transform into wolves or other specific animals and are subject to specific rules and restrictions.

Lycanthropes, on the other hand, are a broader category of beings with the ability to transform into animals, and are not necessarily subject to the same restrictions as werewolves. They are often portrayed as having more control over their transformations and being able to take on the form of any animal they choose.

Another important difference between lycanthropes and werewolves is their place in mythology and popular culture. While werewolf mythology is largely associated with Europe and has been popularized through horror movies and books, lycanthropy is a concept that has been present in cultures around the world for centuries and has been explored in a variety of different ways.

Conclusion

In summary, lycanthropes and werewolves are two distinct concepts that are often conflated. Lycanthropy is a broader term that refers to humans who have the ability to transform into animals, while werewolves are a specific type of lycanthrope that transform into wolves or other specific animals and are subject to specific rules and restrictions. Understanding the differences between these two concepts can help individuals gain a deeper appreciation for the rich mythology and culture surrounding the supernatural.



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In folklore and popular mythology, both Lycans and Werewolves are often depicted as beings capable of transforming into wolves or wolf-like creatures. While there are variations in their interpretations across different sources, let's explore a hypothetical distinction between the two:

Lycans, are portrayed as a distinct species with inherent shapeshifting abilities. They are believed to possess a natural affinity for wolves and exhibit a more controlled transformation process. Lycans have the ability to assume a hybrid form that combines human and wolf-like traits, allowing them to retain their consciousness, intelligence, and reasoning capabilities even in their transformed state. They are known for their heightened physical strength, speed, and agility, making them formidable predators.

On the other hand, Werewolves, are individuals who are infected with a specific type of curse or virus. Unlike Lycans, Werewolves experience a forced transformation during specific lunar phases or when triggered by certain stimuli such as the full moon. Their transformation is often accompanied by a loss of human consciousness, giving way to primal instincts and an uncontrollable hunger for flesh.



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