The Adlet

Did you think that werewolves were only roaming the backstreets of Paris or some dark forest in Transylvania or California? Think again! Apparently, werewolves are also found amidst the ice and snow in Canada and these are not the high school heart throbs of Teen Wolf or the poor, cursed individuals in European horror stories. Be prepared for an entire race of bloodthirsty creatures that haunt Canada’s vast wilderness!

There is an old Inuit story of a woman who did not want to marry and move out of her parental home, no matter how much her father begged her too. But one day she entered the family house and told her dad she changed her mind and had married. “Where is your husband?” the father asked bewildered. “Here,” she said and pointed to a big red dog by her side. (First moral of the story: free will can be a bitch).

From this unnatural pairing came forth five dog-children and five Adlet, monstrous beings with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a dog. The Adlet were bigger than human beings and extremely vicious. These creatures were always hungry and so voracious that the family had to move to a far-away island. The grandfather remained behind to take care for the family because the dog-husband would not hunt and the woman would not cook. Everyday he put meat in a pair of boots for the dog-father to carry back to his offspring on the island. But one day he had enough and stuffed the boots full with rocks. The weight caused the dog-father to drown. The woman, wanting revenge for her husband, sends her dog-children to attack their grandfather. The attack failed and the woman, scared for her other monstrous children, send the Adlet inland to fend for themselves.

There they remained and begot savage offspring. So now these vicious half-human, half-dog creatures roam in the frozen Canadian lands in packs, looking for their next human meal! (Second moral of the story: camp in Canada at your own risk! I haven’t figured out how to protect yourself from Canadian werewolves yet.)


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