Bau was a healing and protection goddess who lived around 2,500 BCE. She was said to be the daughter of the sky god An and the god of the south wind, named Ninurta. Her temples contained an area known as “The Kennel” where sick and injured people were brought for healing. Murals in these temples show how Bau healed a sick person: by transforming them into either a dog or a wolf.
Wolf-shaped protection statues devoted to Bau bear the motto, “Don’t stop to think, bite!”
And thats just what she did. Bite. If a Sumerian patient could not be healed...
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...