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Lycan vs Werewolf

A lycan and a werewolf are folkloric or mythological characters. Though a lycan and a werewolf relate to the transformation of humans into a wolf, they are different in many respects.

In a werewolf, the transformation to wolf takes place on a full moon day, and they cannot restrict the transformation. In a lycan, the transformation to wolf can take place at any time and in any place. Persons are transformed into werewolves and lycans when another werewolf or lycan bites them.

Werewolves, which have their origin in English folklore, are human beings that have been changed into humanoid wolves whereas lycans are humanoid wolves.

Both the lycan and werewolf possess great superhuman powers, agility, speed, regenerative abilities, coordination, and have excellent tracking abilities. Werewolves and lycans have almost the same physical strength.

Unlike the werewolf, lycans are said to be smarter. When compared to a werewolf, a lycan is a bit more muscular. While a lycan is said to be religious, a werewolf represents witchcraft.

Lycans are more difficult to kill than werewolves. To kill a lycan, one should have to sever the spine from its body. They cannot be killed using silver. On the other hand, a werewolf can be killed with silver objects piercing them into the head or the heart.

The term “werewolf” has been derived from Old English “wer” and “wulf.” “Wer” means “man” and “wulf” means “wolf.” “Lycan” is a word that has come from “lycanthropy,” which comes from Greek “lykánthropos.”

“Lycanthropy” is also a term that has a modern reference to mental illness. It is a mental illness in which a person believes that he or she has been transformed into an animal. Such persons behave like an animal.

Summary:

1.In a werewolf, the transformation to wolf takes place on a full moon day, and they cannot restrict the transformation. 2.In a lycan, the transformation to wolf can take place at any time and in any place.
3.Werewolves, which have their origin in English folklore, are human beings that have been changed into humanoid wolves whereas lycans are humanoid wolves.
4.Unlike the werewolf, lycans are said to be smarter. When compared to a werewolf, a lycan is a bit more muscular.
5.To kill a lycan, one should have to sever the spine from its body. They cannot be killed using silver. On the other hand, a werewolf can be killed with silver objects piercing them into the head or the heart.
6.“Lycanthropy” is also a term that has a modern reference to mental illness.


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8 Comments

  1. Thank you for the clarification on the diffarence between a lycan and a werewolf.

  2. thank you I know the similarities and differentiate of lycans and werwolf

  3. Is there a picture of them side by side to get a better understanding

  4. Actually werewolves are real because scientist have discovers humans who have wolf like characteristics

  5. Where thus the werewolves and Lycans origin and came from? how did they discover it?

  6. Who came here because of mystreet

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