commonly mistaken as a werewolf, the Lycan is a more advanced species that, unlike the werewolf, can for the most part control their transformations. A werewolf can only change under the full moon, and cannot control that. The same can be said for lycans, however they are also able to transform at any given time, wether under a full moon or not, should the need arise.
by Blue Lycan August 20, 2008
A word derived from lycanthropy. It refers to a what has commonly become known as a werewolf. The werewolves in the movie Underworld were known as lycans.
by andrax June 18, 2005
A lycan is NOT a werewolf. The difference between them is that a lycan can transform into a (bigger version) of a wolf when ever it gets the impluse to, it is stronger and usually stays with a pack, of course there have been rare cases when they go off on their own. A werewolf transforms into this stupid half human/wolf thing, unwillingly on a full moon.
by SweetFix May 17, 2009
Short for lycanthrope, a lycan is often mistaken for a werewolf. A lycan has the ability to turn into a wolf, or any type of dog. A lycan's usual appearance is a human's body and a wolf head.
Although most of them didn't trust the lycan, Callie's saw something in Eleanor that she knew no one else did.
by SWAGITASTIC June 15, 2015
by PhÓ-ShO May 08, 2009
by lycan for life January 10, 2009