Louleerou


French lore believes in the Louleerou.
A man usually bastard -no I mean fatherless- transforms into into the beast every full moon.

As lore has it the transformation always takes place at midnight. The lycanthropy throws himself out the window and plunges into a well. He comes out with a goat skin given to him by the devil.

by Cristiane Vleugels

by Cristiane Vleugels

He runs around on all fours and attacking and eating any dog he finds. When he returns to human form by taking off his goatskin at dawn he returns home.

He often gets sick and vomits undigested paws and other parts of the dogs. If shot or killed while in louleerou state he instantly returns to his human form. Being a louleerou brings shame to the family.

**My source is dated 1863 -being a bastard in that time was also shameful.

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4 thoughts on “Louleerou

  1. That’s a different one. No humans in danger. Poor puppies.

  2. I’ve heard similar werewolf lore, that a man could take on the form of a wolf by wearing a wolf skin. He hid his clothes until he wanted to change back. His unfaithful wife found out, and together with her lover she stole the clothes, thus trapping the man in wolf form.

    Can’t remember exactly, but it seems like he got his revenge in the end.

    • mari wells says:

      I don’t think I’ve ever heard that version. Usually it’s the wife or the lover on their own. He usually ends up killing them.
      Thanks for coming by 😀

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