We have seen the causes of mythological origin, but there are causes that are real and natural. These are the ones we discuss here.
For you to consider the other article on lycanthropy, here is the summary of the parts covered:
LYCANTHROPY, WERE-WOLVES AND “LOBO DA XENTE”
WHAT IS LYCANTHROPY?
TRANSFORMATION IN WERE-WOLF
MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF LYCANTHROPY
NATURAL CAUSES OF LYCANTHROPY
MAP OF CASES OF LYCANTHROPY
FULL POST: LYCANTHROPY, WERE-WOLVES AND “LOBO DA XENTE”
NATURAL CAUSES OF LYCANTHROPY
There are several reasons why lycanthropy is sustained in different mythologies. In the Middle Ages lycanthropy was recognized as a disease. On the other hand, in the physical part, the mythology about lycanthropy could be sustained by the disease known as hypertrichosis. hypertrichosis is a disease in which hair grows in areas of the body where it usually does not. It is mainly an aesthetic problem although there are different symptoms. Congenital hypertrichosis is known as werewolf syndrome and in this case the hair is thick, especially on the face. lycanthropy as a mental illness reside both in the subconscious and in the conscious of the person. Man’s very nature as carnivores carries the intrinsic driven by an urge to kill. The thirst for blood of some people causes them to commit crimes that for the vast majority of the population would be atrocities. These people enjoy watching other people suffer, even though they may have high lineage sensitivity, manners, and refinements. Bloodlust and cannibalism are linked with lycanthropy , which is accompanied by hallucinations. Lycanthropy understood as monomania , the famous case of Manuel Blanco Romasanta, can explain this part of mythology. A monomaniac believes that he is another person or being, in other words: feelings, thoughts, habits and needs. In some cases, they can be induced due to the consumption of some hallucinogen: opium, aconite, or even wheat with ergot.
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Zeus and Lycaon: The Origin of Werewolf – Greek Mythology – See the History
Wikipedia Français -Bête du Gévaudan
Millennium 3 – Mysterious Beasts
Center for Biographical Studies: Manuel Blanco Romasanta. The werewolf. Lycanthrope and serial killer
Folklore Classics – The Book of WERE-WOLVES – Sabine Baring-Gould