A human affected with lycantrophy will turn into a wolf-like being known as a werewolf every full moon, although they can be distinguished from a true wolf by their shorter snout and smaller pupils. It appears to be a staple of the Hogwarts Defence Against the Dark Arts curriculum to teach the difference between a werewolf and the true wolf; it was a question on the 1976 Ordinary Wizarding Levels, and Severus Snape taught it as part of a lesson on werewolves during a lesson he was teaching as a substitute in 1993.
A pack of wolves lived in the Forbidden Forest. This particular pack was conceived when two werewolves mated during a full moon. They were kind and gentle but acted vicious to scare children away from the forest.
Wolf is also a common surname and given name among people of Germanic descent from which the word originates, and has been adapted by others in the Americas, such as famous American wandmaker, Shikoba Wolfe.
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Notes and references
- ↑ Grey wolf on Wikipedia
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Werewolves" at Pottermore
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 28 (Snape's Worst Memory)
- ↑ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat)
- ↑ Pottermore ((see this image))
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Patronus Charm" at Pottermore
- ↑ Writing by J.K. Rowling: "1920s Wizarding America" at Pottermore