In Bavarian folklore a Wolfssegen was an apotropaic charm against wolves; conversely, a Wolfbann (Wolf-Bann) was a malevolent spell causing a wolf attack. The Wolfssegner, or more generally Segner, were mostly destitute elderly men who made a living by selling charms or incantations. They were mostly tolerated in the 16th century, but from the 1590s they began to be persecuted as witches. During the early 1600s, a number of Wolfssegner are tried and executed as werewolves.
LIAM OXLEY: This is one of the book covers to the Brothers Grimm fairy tales ans is a great example of constrained visual language. The wolf is a stencil like image containing the forest , implying that the wolf own the forest. you then see a red image of a girl which contrast the all black and white of the cover, showing how out of place red riding hood is in the forest.