Loup-Garou

Loup-Garou, the werewolf, is known but less widespread in French Canadian folklore than in Europe. The Loup-Garou is not always a wolf or dog, but may also take the form of a calf or small ox, a pig, a cat or even an owl. The spell could last for as long as 101 days, taking hold of the victim every evening, who was forced to wander the countryside in animal form. The spell might be broken if someone recognized the individual while transformed and could draw blood from the animal; neither person could speak of this incident, for fear of worse reprisals. Anyone could fall under suspicion of being a werewolf who had not made their Easter duty for seven years in a row.

See also Oral Literature in French