It is written that God created man and woman, and placed them in a beautiful garden. This first couple was perfect in all ways. They were also innocent, sin did not exist. They wanted for nothing, until the day an angel took the body of a serpent in order to tempt the first couple to break the only commandment that God had given them.
He had told them not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and bad but at the serpents urging Eve did so anyway. Adam, unable to bear life without his woman followed his wife’s example and ate from the tree too. Instantly God knew what was done and cast the couple from the only home they had ever known, exposing them to a brutal world.
Satan, the serpent, and his fellow fallen angels were cast out of heaven to the desolate world below: the same hard world where man was cast. The fallen angels were transformed into carnivorous men who were dependent on blood to live: the original vampire. God knew that without protection his greatest creations would become extinct. With that thought in mind he created creatures with the ability to transform into animal form but he also tempered the creatures with mans better qualities, compassion and love.
The were-creatures could be any of the animal predators, but more than that they could co-exist with the humans while protecting them.
Because God is loving he created a means of redemption for the fallen angels. These vampires could become mortal or human if they found their true life partner and made amends for their traitorous actions. The bond between Fallen and mortal would make the need for blood disappear.
In the meanwhile, were-creatures live amongst the humans, co-habitating with them and protecting them from the soulless vampires that walk the earth. Sadly humans feared that which was different and killed any were-creature they found. Those left untouched, became fearful, pessimistic and indifferent to humanity. They did as they were commanded, but learned to hide their differences from those who would hunt them.