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Brotherhood of the Wolf - Summary

During 1763, a fierce marauding animal, killing at will, is roaming the fields and valleys of Auvergne and South Dordogne, France. The terror lasts three years.

At the time of the killings, eighteenth-century villagers initially think the ravaging animal is a wolf. Yet...the Beast of Gevaudan seems to target women and children. Wolves do not behave that way.

On the other hand, women and children tend the flocks. Maybe that makes them more vulnerable to a four-legged killer.

By the time she is caught, on 19 June 1767, the animal - La Bete du Gevaudan (“The Beast of Gevaudan”) - has killed about one hundred people in several different villages.. She remains known, in France, as La Bete (the Beast).

In this story behind the film, take a trip to eighteenth-century France to discover how afraid people are of the mysterious creature. Read a contemporary account to get firsthand information. See various drawings which individuals, who have supposedly seen the animal, create of her. And ... compare the story of La Bete with fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

 

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5123stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jan 01, 2001

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016


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