Long ago in Europe wolves were numerous. They would run through cornfields chasing rabbits and other small animals, that could easily hide in the tall stalks. They are super tall, (at least to my small stature, they’re like 8 feet tall).
Farmers would tell their children to stay out of the cornfields because it was likely they would come across a wolf or a wolf nest.
Another concern was escaped prisioners of war, fugitives and outlaws. These men could hide in the corn stalks for weeks. Outlaws were termed werewolves.
Harvest festivals are celebrated in Germany, France, Lower Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Poland. The Harvest Festival was centered around the wolf and throwing his corpse into a ritual bonfire.
**Special note** If you’re a writer and write about werewolves or you’d like to write about werewolves. Please contact me at Mariwells4123 (at) gmail (dot) com about writing a short werewolf story to be posted here in February. So far I have a few AMAZING (SuperDuper Amazing) authors who have agreed to write about werewolves.
February will be dedicated to the werewolf.