I was listening to your Hero as Werewolf episode today and your discussion caused me to have a thought and I wanted to share it with you guys and see what you thought about it. My thought was, what if the story is being told by the masters about the humans? Your discussion reminded me of something that I read a long time ago. It was supposedly an account of an early Christian ritual, written by a Roman (who I think later converted), named Minucius Felix. I was able to find the exact passage. Minucius writes, "A young baby is covered with flower, the object being to deceive the unwary. It is then served before the person to be admitted into their [i.e. the Christian's] rites. The recruit is urged to inflict blows onto it - they appear to be harmless because of the covering of flour. Thus the baby is killed with wounds that remain unseen and concealed. It is the blood of the infant - I shudder to mention it - it is this blood that they lick with thirsty lips; these are the limbs they distribute eagerly; this is the victim by which they seal their covenant; it is by complicity in this crime that they are pledged to mutual silence; there are their rites, more foul than all sacrileges combined." The Romans were so mystified by the early Christians, these people that think they eat their God and want the bodies of their slain kinsmen, they just had no idea what was going on with them. And you can see how an outsider who is already probably set against them, could report such a story as the one above. In the same way I could see the masters writing a story like The Hero as Werewolf about the humans as a propaganda piece against them. As you guys noted, Paul does not come off looking particularly good in the story and the masters are portrayed as being innocent victims. There are so many resonances in the passage above with the story (e.x. Paul pretending to be a baby to deceive the unwary, Paul killing people by breaking their necks, a wound that does not draw blood and can remain concealed, the talk about drinking blood and wanting to drink the blood of people who are diabetic, etc.) it seem to much to be a coincidence. If the story were partly inspired by this passage, or the persecution of the early Christians in general, the name Paul and the biblical allusion at the end of the story would make more sense as well. Looking forward to hearing what people think.