Wednesday, 10 July 2013

The Moon Extended---Shapeshifters

Shapeshifters

Many cultures believe that during full Moon some cursed people turn into some ferocious animals. These stories are linked with the Moon's dark aspect symbolically. The also express the fear  that humans can be overtaken by animal instinct. Voluntary forms represents liberation and involuntary shapeshifting symbolize confinement. Were-wolf stories and myths were common in Europe. But all over the world shapeshifters like were-tigers, were-foxes, were-jaguars, were-snakes are common. Even the witches and shamans were gifted with shapeshifting.
Were-wolf

Were-wolf

Were-jaguar

Were-jaguar