Sunday, April 3, 2011

La Bête du Gévaudan

After a few days of delving into Wikipedia's list of cryptids, I've finally chosen the Beast of Gévaudan, a large wolf-like creature with a penchant for human. This beast was an...epicure, of sort; it tended not to feast on human flesh, but rather tended towards blood-sucking, mutilation and the consumption of the more succulent of human-organs.

The beast was mostly active in the mid-1700s in the French country of Gévaudan. At first, it was believed to be a common--if rather vicious and out-of-character--wolf. But rumor soon reported it to be donkey-sized and red-furred, with(depending on the description)two back hooves, instead of paws.

And, just for kicks, here's a trailer for a film based on the histories of this beast:

I'll probably watch it, mostly for entertainment's sake, though I imagine I might gain some sort of useful insight from it. A newer movie was released two years after this one, a film available only through Worldcat, from a university in France; much as I'd like to peruse it, I'm not sure I feel completely comfortable using school-funds to get a hold of a film I'd be watching mostly for my own amusement...

*NOTE for M: I mentioned I'd be posting under the name 'runedrum,' but I've decided to go simply as Jenn, as that's what I've used in previous school-associated blogs.

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