My theme is Creatures in Paranormal Fiction.
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L is for Lycan, Lycanthrope
A lycan is a creature in mythology and folklore affected by lycanthropy, a condition that allows a human to transform into a supernatural animal, usually a werewolf. While transformed the lycan behaves and thinks primarily like a wild creature, except it has magical powers that make it stronger, swifter and more dangerous than its natural counterparts. In most legends this transformation is irresistible once a month on the night of the full moon.
For stories of lycans in modern fiction, check out this Goodreads list: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/lycans