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...
In Mexico around 900 CE, Xolotl was the awkward, less popular wolf-headed twin brother of the god Quetzalcoatl.
Xolotl was a wolf-headed shapeshifter. His job was bodyguard to the sun which means he had to escort the sun every night when it set, and protect it through the dangerous Underworld so that it could rise again the next morning.
To protect the sun, he had to shape-shift into the wolf star, Sirius, every day. It was very tiring but important work and sometimes after a hard day’s work, Xolotl got confused about his transformations back again....