They also began to create the brands they would offer, each name offering a nod to something special about the region: El Pecan honors the impressive pecan groves that once lined the drive on Highway 84 from Augusta, Georgia to San Antonio, Texas, while the Le Loup-Garou
promotes the legend of a werewolf and features a logo created by a New Orleans-based artist.
The Canadian fantastic finds its roots in a number of indigenous and immigrant oral traditions; an early manifestation of the literary fantastic in Canada appears in the loup-garou
tales of Louis Frechette, Honore Beaugrand, and Pamphile Le May, and others, published at the end of the nineteenth and very beginning of the twentieth centuries.
According to Rodrigue's biography found on the website, georgerodrique.com, "[the artist] transformed the image of the original Cajun werewolf dog--the "loup-garou
'--into an international pop icon."
"Le Bisclavret de Marie de France: Une histoire suspecte de loup-garou
." Revues des Langues Romanes 83 (1978): 345-356.
Geraint is a bisclavret, a born werewolf who is a shapeshifter due to genetic inheritance, whereas Dupre is a loup-garou
, an evil werewolf who has done a deal with the Dark Lord.
The Cajun of Louisiana, descendents of French-speaking settlers, use the myth of loup-garou
(French for werewolf) to instill fear and obedience in children.
(Even the shootout in Huguenot, while amusing, isn't viscerally exciting.) There's a distinctly retro touch to the creature effects by the estimable Stan Winston (the skinwalkers look more like Lon Chaney Jr.'s Larry Talbot than any CGI-enhanced loup-garou
in post-"Howling" horror pics), but the climactic werewolf-on-werewolf smackdown is something of a letdown.
Rodrigue is best known for his striking paintings of the Blue Dog, his rendition of the mythical Cajun werewolf dog called the loup-garou
, who was the star of several of his mother's bedtime tales when he was growing up in southwest Louisiana.
Thus when asked to illustrate the French-Cajun tale of the werewolf, or loup-garou
, in 1984, the artist decided to use Tiffany as a model.
Dans la premiere partie ("A Werewolf in Paris"/ "Un loup-garou
a Paris"), Diana Holmes replace Rachilde dans le contexte culturel de la fin du siecle et de la Belle Epoque, la periode de son plus grand succes.