Weretiger

Name: Weretiger

Features: Half human and half tiger

Source: Indian Folklore

Habitat: India, Asia







The weretiger is a half human and half tiger beast. It has the intelligence of a human and the strength and speed of a tiger.

The tiger part of this beast would give it thick claws and sharp teeth, so it could slash its victims and deliver devastating bites.

These mythical hybrid beasts would prowl the jungles of Asia looking for human prey.

At night they would attack to satisfy their hunger for fresh blood.

According to legend there are several ways by which a person can be transformed into this nasty feline monster.

Some believed that only the people who had led a bad life and only asked for forgiveness as they were dying would transform into this tiger-like monster.

In Malaysia, people were said to be able to choose to become one of these beasts.

Some did it to get revenge and others simply because they craved the power, strength and violence.

A person had to pay a sorcerer to perform the ritual of turning a human into this form of werecat.

Some legends talk of reciting a curse while wearing a tiger costume. The most gruesome way to become this werecat beast is to steal the innards of a dead person, boil them and drink the broth.

In Asia, people who were killed by tigers were said to transform into ghosts.

These ghosts would spend their time making sure tigers killed more and more people. They would also change some humans into these werebeasts to strengthen their cause.



WERETIGER IN - TV SERIES


Midnight, Texas - 2017 - ??  Starring Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fits-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos, Yul Vazquez & Sean Bridgers.

This series is based on a book series of the same name written by author Charlaine Harris.

Reverend Emilio Sheehan AKA "REV" is a Weretiger that presides over the Pet Cemetery and Wedding Chapel in Midnight, Texas.

In the recent episode "I Put a Spell on You" - young Mary is introduced as a different version of this mythical feline hybrid.






WERETIGER IN - GAMING



GAME - DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

PUBLISHER TSR, INC.  1974

Dungeons and Dragons was the first role-playing game that introduced concepts such as ability, character class, armor class and magic items for each of the player's characters.

The weretiger was included in the original Dungeon's & Dragons 1974 White Box set.




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