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EngrStudent

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eclipses and werewolves
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:46:59 pm »
If a full moon must be resisted, what about other lunar phenomena.

Options could include:   
  • total/partial solar eclipse
  • total/partial lunar eclipse
  • blue moon

There are native American moon names. 

In what way is the native American moons impact the coyote? the wolf?
Many of them have "bear moons", many of them farther north.  I think the vikings also talk of men taking on shapes of bears.  Are there bear-walkers who pre-columbus bridged between Europe, Asia and Americas by going on ice?

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Re: eclipses and werewolves
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 04:10:11 pm »
Well, a blue moon is a full moon. It's the second full moon in a calendar month, which only happens a couple of times a year. Pretty sure it would have the same effect as any other full moon. Same thing with the Native American names for moons. If it's full, you can call it anything you want, but the label is unlikely to have any effect.

Eclipses, now, that is an interesting question. Solar eclipses shouldn't matter, because the change is not a daytime thing unless by choice. The full moon is up in the daytime sky on a regular basis, and we don't hear about werewolves running around in daytime as a rule. Lunar eclipses would matter only if moonlight itself is required for the change, I would think. Totality is pretty brief.   

Since a lot of the Mercyverse is based on folklore, bear-walkers are certainly a possibility.

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Re: eclipses and werewolves
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2019, 09:06:20 am »
We already know of Eagle walkers.
 

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Re: eclipses and werewolves
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 08:01:08 pm »
Hawks, and Thunderbird.
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Re: eclipses and werewolves
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 02:35:36 pm »
What books are eagle walkers in?

I would expect crow in there too, like coyote.  They are very pervasive in the folklore, and are very resourceful and intelligent.

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Re: eclipses and werewolves
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 07:08:11 pm »
If not Crow, I think Raven gave himself over in "River Marked".
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