Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday's "Wereword" of the Week

Okay, I'm thinking a "Wereword" of the Week is in order here just so we all learn a smidge more about werewolves, etc...

So, this week's "Wereword" is:

Oboroten--
"Oboroten" is a term of Slavic background which means either a "changeling sorcerer" (shapeshifting sorcerer) or a person whose "appearance was changed against their will" (as if cursed by an evil witch) . The term is often applied to "unwilling werewolves" (related post coming Friday).

If you want to learn more about them, order the book:
"Slavic Myth and Mankind: Forests of the Vampire" (a Barnes and Noble Book--previously a Time Life Book copywritten in 1999). It's a very neat resource and if you're curious about vampires, werewolves or just Slavic culture and art, it's a keeper.

Have a great day!
~Saoirse

2 comments:

Georgie K. Buttons said...

Cool! I didn't know that.

Saoirse Redgrave said...

Hey Georgie, :-)

Thanks for stopping by and commenting--yeah, I didn't realize how much I still have to learn on the werewolf-related topic, either. :D

Take care!
~Saoirse