Fans Are Sharing Obscure 'Harry Potter' Lore About Werewolves

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Vote up the most interesting lore about the Harry Potter universe's werewolves.

Many stories have their own twist on werewolf lore and the world of Harry Potter is no different. These details from fans and the author shed more light on the creatures and the disease itself.


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    128 VOTES

    A Pack Of Werewolves Lives In The Forbidden Forest

    From Redditor u/originalbeeman:

    There is a pack of werewolves in the forest according to Pottermore who were conceived on the full moon and therefore retain their wolf-like state. They are intelligent and gentle apparently. Dumbledore knows about the rumor of vicious werewolves in the forest and does nothing to correct it.

    128 votes
  • 2
    95 VOTES

    Muggles Can Also Become Werewolves But It's Rare

    From Redditor u/Typical-Geek:

    I am rereading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and it says, 'Werewolves spend most of their time as humans (whether wizard or Muggle).'

    From Redditor u/ravenclaw1991:

    Yeah, but its rare for Muggles because most of them die from the injuries according to Pottermore.

    From Redditor u/littleotterpop:

    It seems more like werewolf bites would be best treated with magical means, which muggles would lack.

    95 votes
  • 3
    98 VOTES

    Hagrid Was Secretly Raising Wolf Cubs In His Hut

    From Redditor u/nickybeolen:

    Rereading Chamber of Secrets, and came across the sentence that Hagrid was raising werewolf cubs under his bed.

    98 votes
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    127 VOTES

    When Two Werewolves Mate Their Child Is An Intelligent True Wolf

    From Redditor u/ZebraTank:

    [Rowling said] One curious feature of the condition is that if two werewolves meet and mate at the full moon (a highly unlikely contingency which is known to have occurred only twice) the result of the mating will be wolf cubs which resemble true wolves in everything except their abnormally high intelligence. They are not more aggressive than normal wolves and do not single out humans for attack. Such a litter was once set free, under conditions of extreme secrecy, in the Forbidden Forest at Hogwarts, with the kind permission of Albus Dumbledore. The cubs grew into beautiful and unusually intelligent wolves and some of them live there still, which has given rise to the stories about werewolves in the Forest - stories none of the teachers, or the gamekeeper, has done much to dispel because keeping students out of the Forest is, in their view, highly desirable.

    127 votes
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    88 VOTES

    Werewolves Turn People With Their Saliva

    From Redditor u/Fleur498:

    [Rowling said] To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their wolfish form at the time of the full moon. When the werewolf’s saliva mingles with the victim’s blood, contamination will occur. A mixture of powdered silver and dittany applied to a fresh bite will ‘seal’ the wound and prevent the victim bleeding to death.

    88 votes
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    97 VOTES

    Wolfsbane Helps Werewolves Keep Human Intelligence When They're Transformed

    From Redditor u/BrilliantlyMindless:

    I've read all I could find of J.K. speaking of werewolves, how wolfsbane helps the werewolf keep it's mind during transformation.

    97 votes