In 1176, a werewolf named Dieter sought sanctuary from the crowd that pursued him in Cäcilien's. He entered the church and came toward a priest. As he opened his mouth, Dieter realized the flaw in his plan: he could not speak. Instead, the priest saw a large hairy wolf with an open mouth filled with teeth approaching him. Not surprisingly, the priest reacted from fear and struck Dieter with his staff that had a silver crucifix on the end. The blow hurt him as much as it would have if he were human. The silver did not.