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No, Therians are not the same as werewolves

Posted by Szayel on January 4, 2014 at 9:25 PM

I was talking to Arcover last night, and one topic that we came across was relationship between the Therian community and the term "werewolf." We talked about it pretty briefly, but we both agreed that werewolves and Therians are not the same. Since I have some spare time, I figured now would be a great time to really delve into the topic of werewolves and Therians, especially since the Teen Wolf poser rush will happen any day now.

For one, Therians and werewolves are not the same thing. At all. Therians are regular humans (I hate using the term human because it makes me sound like an elitist snob, but whatever) that are spiritually connected to an animal. Now because the phrase "an animal" can refer to any animal, it is definitely possible for Wolf Therians to exist-- but even then they are not real werewolves. Because they are only spiritually connected to their animal, they cannot P-shift (Physical shift) like weres can.

Now some Therians might say, "Well, we're the closest things to werewolves or were-creatures in reality, so we might as well be called the same thing!" My response to that? Get over yourselves. I know this might ruffle up a couple of feathers on the Therian community, but I think it's more insulting to actual weres when Therians try to claim that were-creatures aren't real and that they should be considered weres instead. Just because you're complacent with your own self-limits and and shifting system doesn't mean that it is the same thing for everyone else. Werewolves/were-creatures aren't just regular people with animalistic connections; we are literally part animal. We have physical attributes that make us what we are, unlike Therians, and we also have a huge amount of raw Energy that we can store and use (even if it takes difficulty in doing so). Some Therians also try to say that P-shifting (Physical) is impossible, which is perfectly true.

For Therians. Again, werewolves and Therians are simply not on the same level. A Therian cannot shift because a Therian is just an average human with an animal spirit. That may be hard to hear for some people, but that's just how it is. Arcover once said somewhere that Therians and werewolves are treading totally different paths from each other, which is extremely precise. I do believe that some Therians may have a tiny amount of were genes in their body, and we may have once be very similar in the distant past, (as shown in my Werewolf Three Theory blog) but not enough for them to be distinguised as a true were-creature.

Unfortunately, many werewolves tend to get bogged down in the Therian community, and I think that is why the werewolf community is how it is now. Being a werewolf is hard enough, and when you have dozens of people online saying that what you are is impossible, it becomes really easy to accept their claims. Werewolves who may have just discovered themselves are pushed away from even attempting to progress, and they are tricked into believing something they are not. It's pretty depressing, but that's why I am here. My job is to educate people on werewolves so that eventually these misconceptions can be put to rest. It's a long hill to climb, but I'm willing to do it.


-Szayel-


P.S: If you have any questions or comments, please post them below! I can use your input to update the blog if need be.


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19 Comments

Reply Moon Shadowmane
11:01 PM on January 4, 2014 
Lupus in corde et anima corpus
Reply Anubis
3:25 PM on January 5, 2014 
The wolf body is peaceful and brave? I'm taking Latin as my language in school, and I'm on my second year, but I haven't seen some of these words in a while. My translation is probably horribly wrong...
Reply Moon Shadowmane
4:56 PM on January 5, 2014 
wolf in body,heart and soul
u were on the right lines Anubis
Reply Anubis
7:43 PM on January 5, 2014 
Sorry, I was confusing corde with Concordia and I chose the wrong meaning for anima...
Reply AshesofDarkness
7:36 AM on January 6, 2014 
Thank you ever so much for someone finally saying it! I have been trying to explain this to people where I live. Because I have been around weres most of my life I had to learn the difference. We have a few therians around here trying to tell me that they are weres. When I try to explain that in first contact weres are basically an energy goldmine(most vampires work with energy.) while therians are more like human energy users( stronger than normal humans weaker than a vampire or were and their blood tastes kind of sweet sorry on the tmi) they try to attack at me saying I am and I quote "An insect that doesn't deserve life let alone their presence." I don't believe therians are usually like that, but it still made me want to show them what a real were could do.
Reply Szayel
6:02 PM on January 6, 2014 
AshesofDarkness says...
Thank you ever so much for someone finally saying it! I have been trying to explain this to people where I live. Because I have been around weres most of my life I had to learn the difference. We have a few therians around here trying to tell me that they are weres. When I try to explain that in first contact weres are basically an energy goldmine(most vampires work with energy.) while therians are more like human energy users( stronger than normal humans weaker than a vampire or were and their blood tastes kind of sweet sorry on the tmi) they try to attack at me saying I am and I quote "An insect that doesn't deserve life let alone their presence." I don't believe therians are usually like that, but it still made me want to show them what a real were could do.

Wow, what a bunch of pompous assholes. I know some really cool Therians too, but from what I've seen a lot of them need to get knocked down a few pegs.
Reply Minewolf
8:53 AM on January 8, 2014 
I agree ive heard people saying(say this in a big so full of my self voice) IM A THEREIAN OMG IM AN AWESOME WERE ANIMAL OOOOOHHHHH!
Reply Moon Shadowmane
10:31 AM on January 8, 2014 
lol well said minewolf haha
Reply AshesofDarkness
2:53 PM on January 8, 2014 
Oh they are, trust me on that. I would love to meet some wonderful Therians because I don't want to become upset every time someone says they are one.
Reply Jess
9:16 PM on January 15, 2014 
Therians do have shifts, but it isn't limited to physical.
Reply MythicalGeek
8:00 AM on February 16, 2014 
Did some reading and the Therians are NOT listen under shifter but they are listed under spiritual conection.
Reply MythicalGeek
8:03 AM on February 17, 2014 
But why do Therians what to be higher then us.... We are all equal here ! -_-
Reply Kelsey
7:37 PM on March 1, 2014 
Okay question. How exactly do you tell the difference? I mean it's not like they stick out right? I'm not gonna cut them and taste their blood. Nor am I going to watch their energy level. So how exactly do you tell the difference?
Reply Arcover
11:14 AM on March 2, 2014 
Kelsey says...
Okay question. How exactly do you tell the difference? I mean it's not like they stick out right? I'm not gonna cut them and taste their blood. Nor am I going to watch their energy level. So how exactly do you tell the difference?


It's pretty easy to sense for most mature weres. Therians smell a certain way, just like weres, humans, vampires etc smell a certain way. Doesn't take that much effort.
Reply Moon Shadowmane
6:29 PM on March 23, 2014 
agreed with arcover though the first time i met my older bro he didnt sense i was a were but i could smell he was a vampire when i got him away from the family i subtly mentioned this and he sorta had a mini freak out then i told him i was a were and he was like "huh i didnt even sense anything different about you at all" lol its nice to know i got a family member i can be more me around........XD
Reply Skye
6:09 AM on June 16, 2014 
I just came across this post today, and I am very happy that I did.
It's actually what made me join the site.

Thank you, so much, for pointing this out to everyone and making this clear for the imbeciles trying to prove otherwise.
This is one thing I can't stand in this community when trying to find actual people like myself, and I am happy to see it being addressed, as it has been anything but. This has been the main cause of my denial of what I am for so long, and it's good to see I am not the only one who knows the difference.

You definitely have made my day.
I appreciate it.
Reply Dextronious
4:48 AM on August 15, 2014 
I agree on some of this but also confused partially, let me explain why. I understood and knew no P-shifting for therians but, this question is hypothetical, can a were be a therian before answer hear me out. say a werelion has other animals but spiritually like a therian part being a eagle or falcon can this occur. My friend said yes all by nature. I say yes but not 100% genetically. who do you believe?
Reply Kloani
5:00 PM on November 24, 2014 
If one hasnt shifted 100% but there have been physical changes would they still be considered Therian or a were?

~ confused and abnormal
Reply Szayel
5:01 PM on November 24, 2014 
Kloani says...
If one hasnt shifted 100% but there have been physical changes would they still be considered Therian or a were?
What kind of changes? Therians can shift things like eye color, nails, other small stuff, but that's it.
~ confused and abnormal