The Gadillon Family

The 1500s were a great time to find rampant werewolf stories.
This one takes place in 1598 France. The Gandillon family -a sister, her brother and his two children- ravaged an area called Jura in wolf form.

Penette Gandillon believe she was a wolf she would run around on all fours. One day she came upon a small boy and girl -brother and sister- gathering strawberries. Penette was consumed by blood rage and attacked the girl. The boy, a four-year-old, pulled a knife on Penette and defend his sister. Penette slashed at the boy cutting his neck and killing him. Later the girl identified that as her brothers killer.
Outraged peasants attacked Penette and tore her pieces.

Not long after, Pernette’s brother Pierre was accused of witchcraft. Rumors circulated appears kidnapping children and taking them to the witches sabbath. He would make fierce hailstorms and turned himself into a wolf with long shaggy gray hair. The devil gave him a special ointment. He wants changed into a hare once too. He accepted the rumors as truth. He confessed to killing and eating animals and humans and to return to human all he had to do was rolling grass.


Georges –Pierre’s son- confessed to using the ointment too. While his body lie in a trance state in bed, lasting three hours once he out he attended a witches sabbat. While in wolf form he killed and eaten two goats.
Both father and son had scars on their faces arms hands and legs that they’d received while in wolf form and fighting with dogs.

Antotinette confessed to selling her soul to the devil who appeared to her in the form of a black cat. She created hail while attending sabbats.

Pierre Georges behaved like raging maniacs, running around their cells on all fours and howling. It was believed they didn’t shape-shift into wolf’s because they didn’t have their magical ointment. Father and both his children were convicted hung and burned.


In 1588 a woman in Ryon was executed for being a werewolf. The story goes… A gentleman asked a hunter to share a part of his kill with him. The hunter must have agreed while in the woods hunting he was attacked by a huge wolf.

Unable to injure it by shooting it he reached for his knife. While fighting he cut off one of the wolf’s paws. The hunter took the paw to the gentleman’s house which happened to be nearby. The paw turned into a human hand after the hunter removed it from his pocket.

The hand belonged to a woman and had a wedding ring on its finger. The gentleman recognized the ring and searched for his wife. He found her in the kitchen. Her hand was missing.

Artic Anthromorphic Wolf Walking through the Artic
She confessed to transforming into a wolf in order to attend a Sabbat. She was burned at the stake.