So, the earliest werewolf I can find is in Greek times.

But, was there ever an earlier werewolf myth?

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There's a wolf transformation in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and as written texts go they don't come any earlier. Although in this case it was a spell cast upon him and he never had a chance to transform back into human form.

There may of course be earlier oral mythology.

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