POMERANIAN MONSTER.Woarwulf (werewolf) is one of the first projects I made for the MEDICINE everyday therapy. Elder Terrors collection it is not only illustrations but also a piece of long-forgotten, dark culture. This creature comes from the Commune of Postomino, near the town of Sławno. Do you want to know this legend?
Pomeranian werewolves had a strong relationship with places of execution, such as the girders decorating the city's surroundings. It was believed that fragments of the hangers' bodies or shreds of their clothes were useful in black magic, which made it possible to transform a man into a werewolf. The belief in the supernatural significance of places of execution was so strong that in many a legend there was a thread of the evil forces residing there. And looking through the old maps of Pomerania, you can see that every second village had some mysterious Gallows Hill in its area, even if no one ever hanged there.
MY LEGEND ABOUT A WEREWOLF"He appears at night, circling among quiet huts. He hunts for the loners, but also he hunts for those in a large company. He murders without mercy, and black magic burns in his cold, wolf eyes. Because it’s black magic that makes him feel alive, turning a man into a wolf. Belt of strange power is the cause of his strength, with devilish incantations sewn from skin stripped of the body waving on a gallows rope."
K. Rosenow, Sagen des Kreises Schlawe, Rügenwalde 1922, p. 92.