Greek Werewolves

The Cursed Lycaon Princes:

In a bad mood again! the god Zeus decided to pay a surprise visit to some human royalty in 1200-800 BCE. Unfortunately King Lycaon, of Arcadia, was in no mood to host an angry god so he made a plan to kill Zeus in his sleep.

That’s where the story gets muddy. The only agreed facts that follow are:

a) Somebody died, possibly a child, who definitely wasn’t Zeus and possibly got cooked into a human stew.

b) Zeus didn’t like his supper that night and got really mad.

So Zeus turned the King and his 50 sons all into wolves and then hunted them down with lightening bolts for sport, one by one.

It’s unclear exactly how many of the 50 Lycaon sons died before Zeus grew bored of the hunt, but the youngest son, named Oenotrus was taken in by Ge, the Earth Goddess. Ge was unable to completely reverse the Lycaon curse but she was able to cure him for 25 days of every month, during which Oenotrus could travel in human form.

Oenotrus left Greece for Italy and had many children who also inherited his lycanthropy.

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  1. Please; pay attention:

    Lycaon’s Sons:
    Melaeneus – Eldest son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Thesprotus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Helix – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Unnamed Son – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Peucetius – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Caucon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Mecisteus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Hopleus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Macareus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Macednus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Oenotrus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Polichus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Acontes – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Euaemon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Ancyor – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Archebates – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Carteron – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Aegaeon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Pallas – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Eumon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Canethus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Prothous – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Linus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Corethon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Maenalus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Teleboas – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Physius – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Phassus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Phthius – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Lycius – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Alipherus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Genetor – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Bucolion – A son of Lycaon and the oldest surviving member of House Arcadia, he is the most moral and honourable of the House, he defends Titanas as his older brother and he is mated to his niece: Arachne.
    Socleus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Phineus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Eumetes – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Harpaleus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Portheus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Platon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Haemon – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Cynaethus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Leon – A son of Lycaon, that became one of the Original Werewolves, he was the father of Arcas and was one of the first killed by the Master Bolt wielded by his own son.
    Harpalycus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Heraeeus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Titanas – Is one of the younger sons of Lycaon and was named his Pack successor in secret while they were faced with Arcus and his hunters, once Lycaon was killed the mighty Titanas ate the heart of his father and became the Second Rigas, he then gave his first command: to “scatter to the winds and to work towards their family’s revenge”.
    Mantineus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Cleitor – The cruel and aggressive son of Lycaon, preferring to deal with matters as quickly and brutally as he possibly can and rarely shows mercy, he is currently one of the few surviving members of the house and is actually the true mate of his older brother and Alpha: Titanas.
    Stymphalus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Orchomenus – A son of Lycaon, he became one of the Original Werewolves, he is deceased.
    Nyctimus – The last son of Lycaon whom was murdered and served as food to the Olympian God Zeus, in rage he turned the rest of Lycaon’s family loyal to the Promethean ways into Wolves and restored Nyctimus in honour, his species and status are currently unknown.

    Lycaon’s daughters:
    Callisto – A daughter of Lycaon, she became one of the Original Werewolves, she is deceased.
    Dia – A daughter of Lycaon, she became one of the Original Werewolves, she is deceased.
    Psophis – A daughter of Lycaon, she became one of the Original Werewolves, she is deceased.

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