'Mapmaking companies sometimes add “paper towns”... →
Facinating article over at The Awl about inaccurate maps. My favourite part is where a map with one of these ‘paper towns’ on it gets plagiarised so often that someone just opens up a shop and turns it into a real place: Real-life landmark Agloe, New York, got its start as a paper town, when the founder of the General Drafting Company added an anagram of his and his assistant’s...
Rye, wolfsbane, mistletoe and the shade of a mountain ash are all safeguards against werewolf attack.
Pliny the Elder's werewolf story
A man hung his clothes on an ash tree and swam across an Arcadian lake and the lake transformed him into a wolf. If he could refrain from attacking a human being for nine years, then he would be free to swim back across the lake and become a man once again.