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She-wolfA cultural history of female werewolves$
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Hannah Priest

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780719089343

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.001.0001

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Estonian werewolf legends collected from the island of Saaremaa

Estonian werewolf legends collected from the island of Saaremaa

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(p.24) 2 Estonian werewolf legends collected from the island of Saaremaa
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She-wolf
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Merili Metsvahi

, Ene-Reet Soovik
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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089343.003.0002

There are around 1400 texts about werewolves in the Estonian Folklore Archives; very few of these are published. This chapter focuses on the written werewolf material from the largest island in Estonia – Saaremaa. There about 100 texts collected and written down from this island. While some of the legend types that are connected with male werewolves in Western Europe are connected with female werewolves in Estonia, in Saaremaa even some of those werewolf legends that are connected with male werewolves in Estonia are connected with female werewolves. This chapter discusses the peculiar characteristics and popularity of female werewolf tales on Saaremaa and analyses the reasons for the preference for female werewolves, and identifies social and religious context for the tales.

Keywords:   Estonia, Saaremaa, Folklore, Werewolves

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