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Winged Wolves
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Winged Wolves
So, winged wolves. Are they therians? As a winged wolf, do you consider yourself therian? Do you have an idea/theory as to why you are a wolf with wings? Is there a specific name for this theriotype other than "winged wolf?" Could a winged wolf therian be a wolf therian with wing phantom shifts? What would be other indicators?

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2009-07-08 2:53
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Re: Winged Wolves
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My personal definition of therian is someone who identifies with an earthly non-human animal on some integral level. So by that definition, a winged wolf isn't an earthly animal and thus it'd fall under otherkin and not therian. It depends on whomever's definition, really.

Personally, I think a lot of wolf therians who experience wings are probably experiencing symbolism through phantom limbs. Wings are a symbol of freedom foremost. So it could be that wings are just symbolic.

It could also be that they are wolf and whatever or some species not of earth that is literally a wolf with wings *or* what I refer to as gargoyle (no, Archer, not the waterspout) meaning a creature that is half dragon and half canine/feline.

I'd think the biggest indicators would be phantom limbs and possibly memories in which the individual "sees" themself as a winged wolf.

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2009-07-08 3:56
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Re: Winged Wolves
Well, I've seen myself as a winged tiger before, but I am not a therian. I see it more of an example of a celestial's ability to assume multiple forms. I also have heard of wolf-dragons: large furry wolf body, clawed and scaled "paws," a club-like tail, and dragon-like wings. Though I admit, I have never heard of these in actual lore.

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2009-07-08 14:31
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Re: Winged Wolves
Amourosa Wrote:So, winged wolves. Are they therians? As a winged wolf, do you consider yourself therian? Do you have an idea/theory as to why you are a wolf with wings? Is there a specific name for this theriotype other than "winged wolf?" Could a winged wolf therian be a wolf therian with wing phantom shifts? What would be other indicators?

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While I'm not a winged wolf, I'll try answering some of your questions anyway.

I agree with Sera, since there is no physical evidence of winged wolves existing on Earth, I'd categorize them as Otherkin rather than therians. Another possible explanation could be someone who identifies both as a wolf and as an avian theriotype and the wings are phantom limbs alongside with wolf ears, a tail, etc. that they might experience.

Another possibility is that someone might be a wolf therian, but have a bird totem. I had a similar experience where I was feeling a phantom dorsal fin. Naturally, this confused me so I meditated and it was simply one of my totems trying to get my attention.

I don't know of a specific name for a creature like this other than simply "winged wolf" or a "wolf with wings".

If you're wondering if this is another theriotype trying to make itself known, try tracking how often you experience the wings. Are there certain triggers that make you feel them more often? Do you feel any other phantom bird parts like talons, a beak or feathers? I would also try meditating to see if it's a totem trying to get your attention or possibly something else.

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2009-07-08 14:35
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Like everyone else who has answered I'm not a winged wolf myself though I will give you my view. While I agree with Sera that there is no evidence that winged wolves were Earth animals it still could be therian. I'll explain for you Sera. It is quite possible that with the winged wolves it is a couple of past lives mixing together, that of a wolf and that of a bird. Then again there may be only the wolf that is therian and the wings belong to a celestial, demon, gryphon, or any number of kin that have wings. It would depend on whether or not the wings are a true part of the wolf or they're just getting mixed in. As to what other name it could have, that I don't know. Maybe it will come to one of us in the near future.


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2009-07-11 13:13
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Re: Winged Wolves
Thank you, Hanna, I'm not an invalid. I was talking about a wolf with wings would not, to me, be a therian animal because wolves with wings do not live here on earth.

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2009-07-11 13:42
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I did not mean it that way Sera. I'm sorry if it seemed that way to you. I just knew you would ask me to explain. Like I said if it is truly a winged wolf then I agree with you that it wouldn't be therian. Now if it's the result of two or more past lives or two or more therian types mixing together and someone getting confused then it would be therian.


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I get phantom wings very frequently, but I still feel very earthbound. In my experience, the symbol of freedom is likely what I'm feeling. Forests and the night sky and everything Earthy make sense to me, homey, so I don't feel otherkin (not saying that you aren't). Try going into a grove of trees at twilight or night and see how it feels, meditate on it, goof out, play. That may help you figure it out.

Of course that doesn't rule out the possibility that a couple dimensions could be very similar, but I like to stick with the more obvious of the ideas before me and to me it seems most likely that I would be of this Earth.

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Re: Winged Wolves
Amourosa Wrote:So, winged wolves. Are they therians? As a winged wolf, do you consider yourself therian? Do you have an idea/theory as to why you are a wolf with wings? Is there a specific name for this theriotype other than "winged wolf?" Could a winged wolf therian be a wolf therian with wing phantom shifts? What would be other indicators?

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I just wanted to throw in my two cents on the topic. I'm a fox therian with wings. Before that I was a coyote with wings. Before that, a wolf with wings. Somewhere way far down the line, I was a little girl with wings. For me, the wings have always been symbolic, a kind of indicator that no matter what happened in life I could "fly away". Even though they weren't real, they gave me a sense of freedom. My wings have nothing to do with my therianthropy-they are very much a part of my human experience, and I would continue to feel them even if I had never heard of otherkin.

I imagine there are other people with phantom wings who feel like this, although I haven't met any. To answer your questions, I would say that a wolf with wings wouldn't need a specific indicator, although if I remember correctly one of the Dungeons & Dragons monster manuals specifies winged wolves with a different term. XD I guess if someone wanted to, they could find what D&D called winged wolves and use that name.

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Re: Winged Wolves
Hi. New to this forum, as I'm usually on werelist.
I'm a winged canine. As far as I can tell at this moment, I am mostly a canine that is under canis, dingo looks the closest to how I feel. My wings are avian, connecting at/behind/near (I can't tell exactly) my shoulders and down near my hips. My tail is long, narrow, flexible, and moves unlike what I expect any canine's tail to move. I think there's a tuft of fur at the end, like a lion's, but I'm not sure of this. I have no easy quick name for what I am, since I cannot go around saying I am a "winged dingo with a lion tail." ...Really, I'd be dismissed instantly. (Ha-inu and semargl are names I like to use, but those are for my own sanity.)
That having been said, I identify as a therian. While not a creature of earth as we know it, I'm still a non-sentient animal thing. So I identify with therians.
My wings are not symbolic. I'm not grounded with wings. I'm a creature with instincts that involve flying, taking off into the air, using my wings for balance, using my wings for stopping after a run, landing, gliding, turning while flying, etc. I think like a winged quadruped. I find myself calculating a way to get into the air every once in a while (what to jump on, where to aim for so that I wont hit wires or things, I live in the suburbs and visit the city frequently.) Also my wings are not always on my back, like I believe symbolic phantom wings are. My wings are sometimes on my arms, forcing my phantom forelegs to come out of my chest.
My personal theory on my own otherkin-ness/therian-ness involves the Multi-universe theory and fifth dimensional weirdness. I believe that my theriotype/species exists on an alternate Earth. On this Earth vertebrae evolved to be mostly six-limbed instead of mostly four-limbed, anything else with less would have lost them like whales or snakes. I also wonder if the air is thinner, or the planet's mass is smaller, because some of my shifts involve me feeling very light, as if a wind could blow me away.
Of course this is just an idea that makes the most sense to me. It's completely possible for it to be from a hybridization of several different animals, but it doesn't make sense to me or match up with my shifts.

Not exactly from a winged wolf (anymore, I used to identify as a winged red wolf.) But there you go.
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