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Exploring wolf references: Fear makes the wolf bigger…

448px-Wolf_pup“Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” This German proverb makes use of the wolf as metaphor for anything we anticipate, making worse than the actuality. Imagine a wolf howling in the night; we fear it even from a long distance when it poses no threat.

Humans have a long and sordid history with wolves. As I explore these phrases, I’ll note that much of the danger of wolves is mythology. Wolf fact can be found here.

This subject was inspired by #WerewolfWednesday, which I hold each week on my Facebook page.

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