Illustration of a Rougarou, 2022
A popular figure in Louisiana folklore, the rougarou’s state is normally described as the result of a curse from which the werewolf seeks to free itself by drawing blood from its impending victim. Rougarou are often described as being similar to dogs, owls, birds, and humans, despite the origin of the rougarou’s name, from the French loup-garou or “werewolf.”
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