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Werebears are the most abundant breed of lycanthrope found in Skyrim and also inhabit regions such as High Rock, the Imperial Province, and Morrowind.[1] Legend holds that smearing Canis Root on the trees surrounding one's home will ward off werebears.[1]

Scientific researchEdit

Anthropology-enthusiast and member of the Order of the Horn, Lentulus Inventius wrote about investigations into the werebear rumors. In his account, he found no scientifically reliable anecdotes of the existence of werebears, let alone werewolves, save from one account presented by Karsten Hammer-Back. The story revolved around lycanthrope hunters, the Silver Hand. Besides this report, Inventius attributes the stories of werebears to utter folklore that sprouted up over particular vicious, yet mundane, bear attacks in Skyrim. Curiously, when the Companions of Whiterun were approached on the topic, they became tight-lipped and ordered the investigator away. He wrote off their suspicion as superstitious.[2]


Main article: Werebear (Dragonborn)


  • Although the population in Skyrim is large, none are ever encountered by the Dragonborn, other than in Solstheim.
  • M'aiq the Liar comments on this, saying, "Werebears? Where? Bears? Men who are bears?"


  1. 1.0 1.1 On Lycanthropy
  2. Lycanthropic Legends of Skyrim

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  • Werebear's

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    • I was on my way threw the woods playing around with my werewolf and saw these 3 guys with no shirts on and i was thinking oh this is perfec...
    • Bro That happend to me. You see I wasn't in beast form, and was simply exploring slightly outside of raven rock, and the three guys came up ...
  • Should Werebears be a playable "race" in a future Elder Scrolls game?

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    • Well, if it was a playable lyncanthropy, wouldn't have to replace your werewolf lyncanthropy? So, the choice would also have to come down to W...
    • TheSkyrimWolfman wrote:It would be rather easy to make them, I think, because they act the same as werewolves. Personally, I think they l...
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