The Book of Were-Wolves by Sabine Baring-Gould

By Sabine Baring-Gould

Sabine Baring-Gould's 1865 work on lycanthropy and the legends of the werewolves is probably the most detailed on the market. He goes back deep into the history, tries to share knowledge on the evolution of the legends and expresses his views on modern-day werewolves' talks.

The Book of Were-Wolves

The Book of Were-Wolves is a work of non-fiction by Sabine Baring-Gould, originally published in 1865. It’s a comprehensive study of werewolf mythology and legends, drawing on sources from a variety of cultures and periods.

Baring-Gould examines the concept of the werewolf as it appears in folklore and literature, as well as its supposed connection to witchcraft and demonic possession. He discusses the various beliefs and practices associated with werewolves, including the idea of transformation, the use of magic, and the relationship between werewolves and the moon.

The book also includes a number of stories and accounts of supposed werewolf sightings and encounters, as well as detailed descriptions of werewolf trials and executions.

The Book of Were-Wolves has since become a classic work in the field of cryptozoology and continues to be studied by scholars and enthusiasts alike.

Sabine Baring-Gould

Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a British author, folklorist, and Anglican priest. He was born in Exeter, Devon, and educated at Clare College, Cambridge. After completing his studies, he was ordained as a deacon in 1864 and became a priest in 1867.

Baring-Gould is known for his wide-ranging interests and prolific writing. He wrote numerous books on subjects such as folklore, mythology, and hagiography, as well as novels and collections of poetry. He is also famous for having written the hymn “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

Baring-Gould was a prominent figure in the Victorian era and known for an unconventional approach to religion and sympathy for the working class. He was involved in various social and political causes and known for his advocacy of women’s suffrage and animal rights.

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Below is a list of all of the chapters in the book.