A Wulver is a gentle, werewolf-like being of Scottish folklore which is believed to live in the area of the Shetlands Islands.
Appearance: Wulvers appear as wolf-humanoids, walking upright like humans and having a wolf head. The bodies of Wulvers are covered in short fur. For an image of a Wulver, click HERE.
Lore: Wulvers are kind-hearted, gentle creatures who eat fish and have been known to help humans, especially lost people or people who are starving. For example, a Wulver may beckon to a lost person from a distance and indicate the human should follow them. The Wulver then leads the person to the edge of the nearest town. Wulver's may also place a fish on the porch of a starving family. Wulvers live in caves and are generally only sighted when they are fishing for their dinner.
Powers: Possibly stronger than humans. Wulvers cannot shape-shift like other werewolves, nor does their bite transform a person into a werewolf.
Wulvers And Hypertrichosis: My own personal theory is that Wulvers may be people with the condition of Hypertrichosis, a condition that produces excessive body hair. The condition has been nick-named, "The Werewolf Syndrome".
Defense Against Wulvers: Wulvers are no threat to humans and will only attack, hurt, or kill humans in self-defense. They are gentle, kind-hearted beings that should be treated with respect and left alone.
The Kind Scottish Wulver
The WULVER--Beastly or Benign?