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Werehyena: The Terrifying Shapeshifters of African Lore

Season 3 Episode 2 | 7m 40s | Video has closed captioning.

African folklore dictates that unlike other werecreatures this monster is an animal that disguises itself in human form. By day it walks the earth nearly indistinguishable from humans, but at night it returns to its true hyena shape. We take a look at Beta Israel, or Ethiopian Jews, who became commonly accused of taking the guise of this monster and why prejudice contributes to monster lore.

Aired: 02/03/21

Rating: NR

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