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  • [2E] Wolf-Blooded - Daughters of Wolf & Sons of Moon

    I want to talk this association of Wolf-Blooded to Wolf and Moon:

    Originally posted by 'WtF 2E, p. 296
    The Wolf-Blooded who favor the spiritual side of things, those who can dance the line along the Hisil, who tempt or control spirits, are said to be children of Father Wolf. From birth onward, wolf children see things no one else can. Their wide, pale eyes trace movements over their mother’s shoulder while nursing, like someone is walking by, and send chills down mother’s spine. They’ll speak to no one at all before they’ll speak to other people, and sometimes they whisper things in words that sound so foreign to human ears that they must be possessed or demonic. Surely the connection between the “satanic” and the werewolf came from these Wolf-Blooded for this and many other reasons.

    (...)

    If the wolf-child types look to the spirit world and feel its pulse, then Luna’s children among the Wolf-Blooded can hear only their own heartbeats, and it terrifies them. The rush of blood, the potential within their own flesh and bone is a ticking time bomb. Any moment, any time, they may go off, and they have no hope to control it, only endure it.
    Should not they be in reverse? Wolf was Primal Predator, literal wolf that hunt in prehistoric times. His direct descendants are literal Wolf Gods. Luna, on the other hand, is Warden Moon, mad goddess of Shadow Realm, that servants - Lunes - are connected with needed roles in spiritual hierarchies.

    Man becoming 'Hollywood werewolf' is much closer to Wolf than the Moon, isn't it? Just see any source on the subject.




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  • #2
    Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
    Should not they be in reverse? Wolf was Primal Predator, literal wolf that hunt in prehistoric times. His direct descendants are literal Wolf Gods. Luna, on the other hand, is Warden Moon, mad goddess of Shadow Realm, that servants - Lunes - are connected with needed roles in spiritual hierarchies.
    Curious Neolithic reversal of expectations notwithstanding, Luna's the werewolf progenitor who's associated with being a distant void-dwelling hunk of celestial stone and madness. Wolf's children being the more visceral and worldly of the two is a better fit given the direct relation of the Hunt to human experience.

    It's nothing to do with spirit versus flesh save in the most abstract sense of external and internal strangeness and connected and isolated disturbance.


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    • #3
      Originally posted by wyrdhamster View Post
      I want to talk this association of Wolf-Blooded to Wolf and Moon:



      Should not they be in reverse? Wolf was Primal Predator, literal wolf that hunt in prehistoric times. His direct descendants are literal Wolf Gods. Luna, on the other hand, is Warden Moon, mad goddess of Shadow Realm, that servants - Lunes - are connected with needed roles in spiritual hierarchies.

      Man becoming 'Hollywood werewolf' is much closer to Wolf than the Moon, isn't it? Just see any source on the subject.

      I think it's already been established that the People have more in common with humans than wolves. The social pack hierarchy observed, was simply our imposing primate social conventions to a non-primate. I believe this was touched upon in 2e, when discussing Alpha and Beta roles. So when looking at the Cosmology beliefs of the People, we should measure Father Wolf and Luna's impact to humans, not wolves.

      Wolves who sat by our fires eventually became good guard dogs, responding to things we couldn't know. They see things we can't in the dark, they smell things we can't smell, they howl to the night without a necessary response. These are very mystical behaviors to humans simply focused on surviving and working the land.

      The Moon affected our activity at night. On a fuller night, we could navigate more easily the spaces between fires. We could hunt and raid. Just as the tide would be pushed and pulled by the Moon, women's menstruation also seemed tied to the moon. As well as increased deviant activity of fellow humans meaning to do us harm.

      From this perspective, it makes complete sense what is written in 2e.

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