ability to physically transform through an inherent ability, divine intervention or magic

Shapeshifting is the act of being able to change into another being or form.[1][2] The idea of shapeshifting has been around since the Middle Ages. It has been used in literature and epic poems, including works such as Peleus and Thetis[3] and the Iliad. The trend of shapeshifting is still being done today. It is a theme in children's literature, and works of popular culture.

Tsarevna Frog (or The Frog Princess), by Viktor Vasnetsov, tells of a frog which metamorphoses into a princess


  1. Treatise on Invisible Beings
  2. Creatures of the Night
  3. "Peleus and Thetis". Archived from the original on 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2014-12-16.

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