My main character is a werewolf but I'm writing the werewolves more like "wolf gods" (think Princess Mononoke or Spice and Wolf) than as the typical werewolves from folklore. I see that people are divided up into those that like when old creatures from folklore are changed around a lot and those that think that authors should stay true to the old myths. While I personally fall into the former category, I have to say that sometimes authors take it too far (ex: Twilight. Vampires should not sparkle). I would like to know other people's opinions on this matter. What traditional aspects of the werewolf should not be changed? How much can you change a fantasy creature? If you were to read about a werewolf, what would you like to see and what would you hate to see?