Most werehyenas were male and usually had long shaggy hair. The long hair concealed a second mouth located at the base of the skull. Werehyenas went to great lengths to keep this hidden.
Their hyena form was usually 6 feet (1.8 m) long and had golden fur on their back with black fur on their belly and feet.
In human form, werehyenas used their special charm powers to avoid combat.
In canine form, werehyenas attacked with a savage bite that could lock on to a victim.
Fire was a werehyena's greatest fear. Flaming torches would keep them at bay.
Werehyenas traveled in packs of up to a dozen individuals. A dominant male made all of the decisions for the pack.
Werehyenas mated for life, but only with members of their pack.
While in human form, werehyenas often infiltrated villages and lured victims out to where the rest of the pack waited.
Werehyenas preyed on gullible humans whenever they could. They were also adept scavengers and ate anything they could find to survive.