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Luzula - Fraser/Ray, M --- 3,818

It's easy to slip between shapes at the full moon.
ao3  due-south  fraser/ray-k  *m  w.b::2-5k  ;★★★  au  werewolf!au  shapeshifting  cute  first  pov-fraser  1st-person 
9 weeks ago by we.are.golden
Kitsune - Wikipedia
"Kitsune (狐, キツネ, IPA: [kitsɯne] (About this sound listen)) is the Japanese word for the fox. Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing paranormal abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. According to Yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shapeshift into human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives.

Foxes and humans lived close together in ancient Japan; this companionship gave rise to legends about the creatures. Kitsune have become closely associated with Inari, a Shinto kami or spirit, and serve as its messengers. This role has reinforced the fox's supernatural significance. The more tails a kitsune has—they may have as many as nine—the older, wiser, and more powerful it is. Because of their potential power and influence, some people make sacrifices to them as to a deity.

Conversely foxes were often seen as "witch animals", especially during the superstitious Edo period (1603–1867), and were goblins who could not be trusted (similar to some badgers and cats).[1]"
foxes  japan  sestracat  myth  myths  mythology  shinto  trickster  folklore  cats  badgers  shapeshifting  companionship  multispecies  morethanhuman  inari  kami  spirits 
august 2018 by robertogreco
Fylgja - Wikipedia
"In Norse mythology, a fylgja (plural fylgjur) is a spirit who accompanies a person in connection to their fate or fortune. The word fylgja means "to accompany" similar to that of the Irish Fetch. It can also mean "afterbirth of a child"[1] meaning that the afterbirth and the fylgja are connected. In some instances, the fylgja can take on the form of the animal that shows itself when a baby is born or as the creature that eats the afterbirth. In some literature and sagas, the fylgjur can take the form of mice, dogs, foxes, cats, birds of prey, or carrion eaters because these were animals that would typically eat such afterbirths.[1] Other ideas of fylgjur are that the animals reflect the character of the person they represent. Men who were viewed as a leader would often have fylgja to show their true character. This means that if they had a "tame nature", their fylgja would typically be an ox, goat, or boar. If they had an "untame nature" they would have fylgjur such as a fox, wolf, deer, bear, eagle, falcon, leopard, lion, or a serpent.[2] In "Dreams in Icelandic Tradition" by Turville-Petre, it discussed commonalities between the various animals such as an evil wizard or sorcerer's fylgja would be a fox because they are sly and hiding something, or an enemy is depicted as a wolf.[1] Particularly in The Story of Howard the Halt otherwise known as Hárvarðar saga Ísfirðings, the character Atli has a dream about eighteen wolves running towards him with a vixen as their leader, predicting that he would be attacked by an army with a sorcerer at the front.[3]

Fylgjur may also "mark transformations between human and animal"[2] or shape shifting. In Egil's Saga, there are references to both Egil and Skallagrim transforming into wolves or bears, and there are examples of shape shifting in the Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, where Bodvar Bjarki turns into a bear during a battle as a last stand. These transformations are possibly implied in the saga descriptions of berserkers who transform into animals or display bestial abilities.

Fylgjur usually appear in the form of an animal or a human and commonly appear during sleep, but the sagas relate that they could appear while a person is awake as well, and that seeing one's fylgja is an omen of one's impending death. However, when fylgjur appear in the form of women, they are then supposedly guardian spirits for people or clans (ættir). According to Else Mundal, the women fylgja could also be considered a dís, a ghost or goddess that is attached to fate.[4] Both Andy Orchard and Rudolf Simek note parallels between the concept of the hamingja—a personification of a family's or individual's fortune—and the fylgja. An example of such an occurrence would be in Gisli Surrson's Saga where the main character, Gisli, is visited by two beautiful women, one who is trying to bring good fortune and one that is trying to edge him towards violence. These two women could represent the women ancestors of Gisli's family ties, such as the ties between his wife Aud and his sister Thordis, relating to the idea of the hamingja and dís."
myth  myths  mythology  norse  animals  multispecies  morethanhuman  spirits  daemons  fylgja  shapeshifting  sestracat 
august 2018 by robertogreco
Your Ticket Straight to Hell (1)
In reply to the prompt: "Arthur/Merlin, Werewolf!Arthur"
*posted  arthur/merlin  knotting  dub-con  bestiality  wip  shapeshifting 
april 2018 by mxa_news
"Bunnies are cute, Stiles." - limesnapdragon - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A season one rewrite where Stiles is the one who gets bitten, not Scott. It doesn't exactly pan out as planned but Stiles has Derek to help him through the weirdness.
fandom:teenwolf  Derek/Stiles  canon_au  rating:pg-13  werewolf!Stiles  Words:40000-60000  shapeshifting 
december 2017 by hpfan_8890
Old Gods, New Tricks - BootsnBlossoms, Kryptaria - James Bond (Craig movies) [Archive of Our Own]
As MI6's senior quartermaster, Q is accustomed to dealing with all manner of oddities. But an agent who won't stay dead, a bomb in his office, and bad tea all combine to make for a stressful day. The muggers on the way home only make matters worse.

And that's before the owl shows up.
Fandom:JamesBond  Bond/Q  Gods/Deities  shapeshifting  AU  rating:r  Words:20000-40000 
august 2017 by hpfan_8890
A Dragon's Tale - vtforpedro - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Bilbo Baggins has been a hobbit for many long years and he should very much like to keep it that way, thank you very much.

An old friend drops by Bag End with the offer of an adventure and despite Bilbo's refusal, the idea of only thirteen dwarves and a wizard facing a dragon may just convince him yet. After all, he has experience with the Great Dragons of the North. Once upon a time, he was one.
fic  LOTR  au  shapeshifting  Bilbo/Thorin  character:BilboBaggins  character:ThorinOakenshield  character:Gandalf  character:Beorn  character:Thranduil  Thorin'sCompany 
july 2017 by kuiskata
To Have and To Hoard - PurrpleCat - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
(12/?) (Probably abandoned)

When Gandalf strolled up the Bagshot Row towards Bag End, Bilbo Baggins was far from pleased.

He might have owed the wizard a favour, sure, though the old coot himself never even mentioned payback of any kind, but a suicidal quest to reclaim a homeland and slay a dragon with only thirteen dwarves, and not thirteen of the brightest at that, was a bit too much.

Then there was, of course, the issue of him being a dragon. Kind of. And even bigger issue of Goldlust that could only be controlled by a Tamer. But Bilbo's people were long dead and gone, and his potential Heart with them.

So why is his spirit all but purring at the sight of a certain pigheaded Dwarf King?
fic  LOTR  Bilbo/Thorin  soulmates!au  shapeshifting  au  Thorin'sCompany  character:BilboBaggins  character:Gandalf  character:ThorinOakenshield  character:Beorn  PTSD  WIP 
june 2017 by kuiskata
Sang The Sun In Flight - mudkippy, vilelithe (BroPorrim) - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]

Bilbo Baggins of the Shire — late a dragon of Mordor — has been enjoying his retirement in the peaceful and boring Shire. It is here that he expects to live out the rest of his life as an underestimated and overfed hobbit, until the promise of treasure and adventure lures him from his hole.
fic  LOTR  Bilbo/Thorin  character:BilboBaggins  character:ThorinOakenshield  Thorin'sCompany  shapeshifting  au  WIP 
june 2017 by kuiskata
Here Be Dragons - agirlnamedchuck - The Hobbit (2012) [Archive of Our Own]

“Of course it has to be Gandalf.” Bilbo muttered, “I couldn’t just have some other wizard visit me.”

Not that he’d be happier with any of the other wizards visiting him at all. If Saruman had appeared on his doorstep he’d die of fright or more likely shock. In the shire a saying had become popular after Belladonna Took had run off with the wizard and returned three days late for her wedding some months later: Where Gandalf went there would be trouble.

(Or the one where Bilbo is a dragon and still gets roped into reclaiming Erebor, Gandalf is a meddling Wizard, and Bilbo may have confusing feelings for Thorin Oakenshield)
fic  LOTR  au  shapeshifting  Bilbo/Thorin  character:BilboBaggins  character:Bard  character:ThorinOakenshield  character:Balin  character:Ori  WIP 
june 2017 by kuiskata
The Emerald Dragon Of Erebor - HildyJ - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
Many stories are told about dragons in Middle-earth, of their unfathomable largeness, their untold cruelty, and their greed. The story of Thorin Oakenshield’s quest also ends with a dragon – two, in fact: Smaug the Impenetrable and the Emerald Dragon of Erebor.
fic  LOTR  character:BilboBaggins  character:ThorinOakenshield  shapeshifting 
june 2017 by kuiskata
Never Underestimate Bilbo Baggins - Edvin - The Hobbit - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
The Company, led by Gandalf, goes to recruit Bilbo. Who, of course, happens to be unaware of this and enjoying the day sitting on top of Bag End... as a dragon.
fic  LOTR  character:BilboBaggins  Thorin'sCompany  shapeshifting  gen 
june 2017 by kuiskata
Chase This Light
In the modern world, where the creatures of myth live side-by-secret-side with mundane humanity, Steve Rogers is one of the gifted humans who straddles the line between mythfolk and mundane, and he's never told anyone about the day he healed a dragon. Living in the city in human form, Bucky's managed to shed most of dragon-kind's more unpleasant tendencies, but he's never quite managed to shake the tendency to get attached, especially not when it comes to the healer who saved his life. When healers start going missing, Bucky will do anything to make sure Steve isn't one of them, something that would be a hell of a lot easier if Steve could stand the sight of him. Of course, Steve might feel differently if he knew Bucky was the dragon he'd saved all those years ago.
steve/bucky  pg-13  captain_america  50-60k  mythical_creatures  no_serum  shapeshifting  dragons  dragon!bucky 
february 2017 by kalasin
Those That Bump In The Night - bleep0bleep - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
A boy’s head appears upside down, hanging off the bed. “Is anyone there?” he calls out curiously, looking right at Derek’s eyes.
Caught, then. The protocol for being deliberately seen by a child is just to look as strange and fearsome as possible. No one would believe them, anyways. But Derek is tired, and he’s been running and scared, and now he just kind of flickers, curling out a tendril of dark smoke, hoping that he’s a little bit scary.
No such luck.
The boy’s eyes widen. “Oooh, are you the bogeyman?”
“Bogeyperson,” Derek says, before he can help himself.


When Stiles was a boy, he had an imaginary friend named Derek. Ten years later, Derek comes back, and is very, very real.
derek/stiles  au  childhood_friends  rating:pg-13  Misunderstandings  shapeshifting  words:20000-40000  fandom:teenwolf 
june 2016 by hpfan_8890
Masks the Monsters Wear
It's not Loki who tricks an Avenger into babysitting, but Tony finds himself saving the God of Mischief again and again. Question is, does the trickster even want to be saved? Are any of Loki's many faces real?

Darcy didn't set out to uncover any interplanetary conspiracies, but those she can trust can't help, and those who could help can't be trusted. She got Tony into this, and now he's gone missing, it's up to her to find out why.
avengers  Loki/Tony  90-100k  marvel  angst  depression/ptsd  past-torture  shapeshifting  -nc-17 
april 2016 by kalasin
the trouble with having an open mind - kellifer_fic, Podcath - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Morrell flips through some papers on her desk and comes up with a card. She flicks it a couple of times with her thumb before handing it over and watches Stiles as he reads it, rubs a finger over the neat, no-nonsense black type on white card stock. D. Hale. Settlement Mentor.
derek/stiles  au  shapeshifting  therapy  rating:pg-13  angst  words:9000-12000  fandom:teenwolf 
september 2015 by hpfan_8890

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