Hamrammr


Iceland also has a rich culture of werewolf, but they call them varulfur.  One of the most popular types of Varulfur is called Hamrammr. It is a werewolf with an unbelievable strength.  People who know this creature said that it can amass strength after it devoured its meal.  Also aside from the unstoppable increase in its strength, the hamrammr can also change its form to any animal that he consumed.  But despite of being fearful to his immense strength and shape shifting ability, Icelandic people admire and praise it.

As stated by Adam Wayzt:

The term anthropomorphism was coined by the Greek philosopher Xenophanes when describing the similarity between religious believers and their gods — that is, Greek gods were depicted having light skin and blue eyes while African gods had dark skin and brown eyes......Anthropomorphism carries many important implications. For example, thinking of a nonhuman entity in human ways renders it worthy of moral care and consideration.”


Some people describe Hamrammr as a shape shifter rather than a werewolf.  Others called them were-animals.  This is due to the fact that his shape shifting ability is not limited to werewolves alone.  Legends say that they can also take the form of a deer or a rabbit.  In addition, the Hamrammr does not only take the physical appearance of the animal, they also inherit their characteristic.  They were known not only as a dangerous creature but also a clever and powerful species.

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