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In ancient Japan, there was a wolf god named Horkew Kamuy, “the howling wolf god” who lived on the top of a mountain and helped the humans sometimes with their problems. Problems like fire, disease and disasters. The humans would climb to his mountain temples and pray for his help and Horkew Kamuy would send one of his magic white wolves down the mountain to help out the humans below.
In return, the humans had to promise two things. One, to feed these magic white wolves and two, to return them unharmed to Horkew Kamuy when things got better.
This deal worked very well for a long time but after a while the humans got greedy and stopped feeding the wolves. Worse, they stopped returning them to the mountains tops where they belonged. They chained them up in cages instead.
In anger, Horkew Kamuy stopped sending the white wolves and decided to start sending vicious werewolves instead. But first he needed a bride to help him. He looked all over the world for a human bride to help him and finally found one in the Japanese court. He sent a boat to bring her to a beautiful island and came down to Earth to meet her. His Japanese bride was so beautiful that she melted Horkew Kamuy’s anger. They fell in love and nine months later the first Children of the White Wolf were born. Many more followed.
So the Children of the White Wolf were originally Horkew Kamuy’s revenge on humanity, but in fact these first werewolves lived a life of great love and beauty. Centuries later, they still wear the White Wolf sinew of Horkew Kamuy but many of them live peaceful lives.