Turkic Werewolves

Blue Werewolves of Asena

Are the children of Asena really blue?

Once in Northern China, around the 7th Century, a 10 year-old shepherd boy was caught in the crossfire of a terrible losing battle. Men were dying all around him and he became convinced that he too would die when an enemy soldier found him hiding in a marsh.

But the enemy soldier seeing that he was just a child, decided not to kill him and left him bleeding to death in the marsh. Some say the soldier cut off his arms and his legs. Not a lot better! The boy thought he was dead now for sure.

But when night fell, a blue moon rose and to the boy’s surprise, a blue wolf appeared. At first the boy was afraid because as a shepherd, part of his job was to keep the wolves away from the sheep.

The wolf told him her name was Asena. Asena took the boy to her cave and quickly realized the only way to save the boy was by biting him. So she did. The grateful boy-werewolf stayed with Asena until he was better and then he returned to visit her every full moon.

They had ten kids together, most of whom inherited the blue lycanthropy gene. Their children when on to be very successful leaders and rulers, including Genghis Khan.

10 thoughts on “Turkic Werewolves

  1. Asena founded the Ashina Clan who ruled all over the Turkish empire. One of the leaders of Asena Clan was Bumin Qaghan the eldest son of Ashina Tuwu.
    Abu Ja’far Ashina was the first leader of Ashina Clan and in the text of al-Mas’udi he was described as a great noble.
    When he died in 844 he was governor of Egypt, and the most powerful general serving the Abbasids.
    “Ashina” means “noble wolf” in Turkic languages.
    Tanshu describes the funeral rites Ashina as follows: “The body of the deceased be lieved in a tent. Sons, grandchildren and relatives of both sexes slaughter horses and sheep, and as they spread around in front of the tent, sacrifice; they ride on horseback seven times around the tent, and then, at the entrance to the tent slit their own faces with a knife weeping, and spill their blood forward; pouring blood and tears collectively. They do so seven times and it is over. Later in the chosen day they take the horse on which the deceased used to ride, and the things that he used, and burn them along with the corpse: the ashes are then collected and buried in a certain season into the grave. Those who died in the spring and summer, are buried when the leaves on the trees and plants begin to turn yellow and fall; those who died in the fall or winter are buried when the flowers begin to unfold. On the day of the funeral, as well as on the day of his death, the family offers a sacrifice, rides horses and slit their face. The building, which was built on the grave, is decorated with the portrait of the face of the dead man and with the description of battles in which he was as in the continuation of life. Usually they put one stone for every man he killed, they may have a different number of such stones, up to a hundred or even a thousand. when bringing sheep and horses as a sacrifice to a single, they hang their heads on the milestones.”
    The ancestor of the Ashina was a man from the Suo nation (north of Xiongnu) whose mother was Asena, a wolf and a season goddess.

  2. When I was young, I had a blue she-wolf as an imaginary friend. She taught me to be brave, to show kindness, to control my powerful rage, and to take the time to understand the world around us. She was like a teacher. Once in a while she will appear in my dreams and she will teach me other skills. Through those dreams I learned how to listen to the wind, how to control my dreams, and to see the light the surrounds everything (it can become annoying sometimes).
    But the most interesting thing about those dreams was that she transformed me into a wolf in them. I was not bitten, scratched, or had spell put on me. She just did it. She told that it was who I was and that it will make it easier for her to teach me what I needed to learn. So every time she appeared in my dreams, I was a wolf. It soon became so natural for me, I became a wolf in all my dreams.
    She was with me for only five years. I have not forgotten her lessons and I’m still a wolf in my dreams. I know that I am not a werewolf. Nor do I care to join them. But I do know that I have a wolf’s spirit; even though I hate canines.

    I always wondered why she had to be a wolf. I’m a cat person.

  3. Im worried. I know I usually worry about myself but now im just more worried about my sister. She’s XXXXXX, was born on the full moon on a friday and she likes to act like a wolf sometimes. As I said she’s XXXXXX sooo……
    I dunno I just want to protect her.

    Sincerely,
    Whispering Serenity

    Edited: For your safety please do not post personal information like your age, birthday, full real name, email, phone number or your specific location. Please note age plays little to no role in determining when you first transform so please do not post your age. Thanks.

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