Fun fact: “shape-shifting” as a term did not exist until very recently, mostly thanks to popular culture. Before then, each group of shape-changing folks simply went by their titles (e.g. Selkie, Shape-shifting members of the Guardians, these peaceful creatures originated in the British Isles, and transform from wolf to man, and spend most of their time fishing and hunting game to... More, etc.).
Let it never be said that those among the The Mythos refers to six of the Seven Peoples of the Earth, i.e. the Sun and the Darkness, the Guardians and the Dream, and the Fey and the Kin. “Among... More are not affected by the Ever-Dying.
Shape-shifting usually applies to animal-humanoid transformation, and comes in three flavors:
- Made shape-shifters. These are beings who are cursed or spelled with the ability to transform into something else.
- Born shape-shifters. These are broken into two categories:
- Removable skin. Selkies and Sinaa fall into this category.
- Non-removable skin. Wulvers and A shape-shifter being from Kenya, the Zimwi are people of the Darkness who transform from humanoid to leopard-like creatures. They have enormous smiles and magical drums in which they can... More fall into this category.
There are various shape-shifting group among most of the The Seven Peoples of the Earth are the seven identifying types applied to every sentient creature in the world. The Seven Peoples of the World divided themselves in this manner... More, and their cultures tend to be built around their abilities and maintaining genetic purity so as not to lose their ability. For the record, that can happen. Shape-shifting Kin rarely retain the ability to transform past the second or third generation.