From the Author: The myth of the rougarou has traditionally been passed through oral tradition, of which plays a large part in the culture of a region. It is thought the myth of the rougarou originated in Medieval France and was told to keep children from getting into trouble, especially at night in the woods. Then, French settlers brought the myth to Louisiana. Traditionally, tales of the rougarou have been used to keep both children and Catholics in line. So much so to the point in which it could be said that the rougarou is essentially a Cajun boogeyman afflicted with lycanthropy. Furthermore, one could argue the rougarou is as significant to Louisiana culture as crawfish, due to its rich oral history and significance to Cajun communities in Southern Louisiana.