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217-Ziegevolk woge
Other languages: German: Ziegendämon
Hungarian: Kéjencbak
Russian: Козлорог
Spanish: Ziegevolk
Farsi: زیگ ولک
Notables: Billy Capra
Handcuff Barry Kellogg

A Ziegevolk (TSEE-guh-folk; Ger. Ziege "goat" + Volk "people") is a goat-like Wesen that first appeared in "Lonelyhearts".


When Ziegevolk woge, they grow hair over most of their bodies, their faces become flatter, and their ears become pointed. Like actual goats, they have small horns just above their foreheads and beards on their chins. The skin on the backs of their hands turn black, giving them a very passing resemblance to hooves. Oddly, despite being goat-like, male Ziegevolk have fangs, and female Ziegevolk have horns. According to Monroe, there is an extensive debate amongst scholars as to the number of stomachs Ziegevolk have, either three or four. ("One Angry Fuchsbau")

Ziegevolk have superhuman agility, speed, and are able to jump decent heights and distances when woged. For example, when Nick and Hank tried to arrest Billy Capra, he demonstrated great agility by quickly escaping and running along a catwalk and jumping off of a roof, without showing any signs of discomfort despite the height. Some of these abilities appear to extend into their human forms, as Barry Kellogg was able to outrun Monroe by quite a distance, even though he wasn't woged. ("One Angry Fuchsbau")

Geruck GlandEdit

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Ziegevolk brain

The Geruck gland is a gland found just below the hypothalamus in a Ziegevolk's brain. The sole purpose of the gland is to regulate the release of pheromones from a Ziegevolk's sweat glands. By eating live amphibians, more specifically toads, Ziegevolk can stimulate the gland to produce more pheromones than usual. Certain types of toads stimulate the gland more than others. After eating certain toads, a Ziegevolk can produce enough pheromones so that all the Ziegevolk has to do is be near their intended victim to enthrall them.
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Monroe smiling for the Ziegevolk pheromones

Even males, including Blutbaden with their keen sense of smell, have difficulty avoiding its influence, even if they are fully aware of what's happening. ("Lonelyhearts") Ziegevolk can use the pheromones for more than just inducing romantic feelings. For example, due to consuming a rare breed of toad, Barry Kellogg was able to use his pheromones to make people open to suggestion, enough to actually fabricate false memories from the recipient's perspective. These pheromones were so potent that he didn't require touch to spread them; they would simply spread through the air in close proximity to him. ("One Angry Fuchsbau") In response to this, a neutralizing procedure was developed in the late 1820's.


The Ziegevolk are rather meek creatures and will always run rather than fight. They generally do not intend to kill their victims and are considered lovers, not fighters. They are commonly celebrities in Hollywood, and many are game show hosts. Ziegevolk are often found in bars, where they use their pheromones to lure and seduce victims. They are normally manipulative and arrogant creatures but are often mostly harmless. Ziegevolk that eat toads are not breeders, but herders, a rarity amongst the species. ("Lonelyhearts") The toads stimulate a gland in the brain that controls the secretion of sweat. Larger volumes of pheromone-filled sweat can force anyone to do whatever they say. ("One Angry Fuchsbau")

They greatly fear any threats, such as Grimms or stronger Wesen like Blutbaden and Löwen. ("Lonelyhearts") ("One Angry Fuchsbau")

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

Die Ziegevolk, die manchmal auch als Bluebeards, sind eine Ziege wie geschopf, das sah ich mit meinen eigenen Augen in München im winter 1805. Scheinen sie nicht gewalttatig. Die Gefahr kommt aus ihre instinktive Notwendigkeit der Rasse und scheinen sich nicht zu kummern. Menge uber die Qualitat.

Sie haben kurze Hörner wie eine Ziege.


The goat folk, sometimes [called] Bluebeards, are as a goat; this I saw with my own eyes in Munich in the winter of 1805. They do not seem violent. The danger comes from the instinctive necessity of their race and [they] do not seem to care. Quantity before quality.

They have short horns like a goat.

The English text read:

Ziegevolk (Bluebeard) are goat-like creatures that were first identified in the Kitzbuhel Alps (south of Rattenberg) in 1895. Their skin releases powerful pheromones that attract and subdue people. This ability is enhanced when they eat Sonoran Desert toads, which make the pheromones even more pungent. Zeigevolks are most dangerous when on the prowl to spread their seed. Famous Ziegevolks include Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) and John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). The power Ziegevolks have over women is all-consuming; once in the presence of a Ziegevolk, any woman is completely at its mercy.

June 1895 - Kitzbuhel Alps South of Rattenberg

I have followed and observed a goat-like creature for several days now. I have finally been able to identify him as a Ziegevolk, sometimes known as a Bluebeard. I now know he is responsible for defiling several young women who seem to have fallen under some sort of spell.

Once touched by a Bluebeard, women do not think clearly. I have brushed past one and felt the warm sensation of lust, but I think that long periods of interaction with the creature may cause a woman to hallucinate.

(By Theresa Rubel)
Ziegevolk Trubel's Diary

No, seriously, am I making people look like monsters as some kind of coping mechanism?

This guy at the bar was really coming onto me and I was even sorta into him for some reason.

But then he turned into this goat thing and when he looked at me he dropped his glass and ran like I was ugly or something.

Season 1 Blu-ray Grimm Guide ProfileEdit

They originated in 1895, Kitzbuhel Alps (south of Rattenberg) goat-like features, often taking form of a satyr. Ability with a single touch to render all under his charming spell, particularly those of the opposite sex. He uses this to his advantage during mating season by releasing powerful pheromones through his skin. Known to eat small, rare toads to enhance these powers; the Ziegevolks are most dangerous when on the prowl to gather a herd.



  • The amphibians shown eaten by Capra were actually tree frogs, not toads.
  • Because Rattenberg is located in Austria, it can be assumed the Grimm in Germany who documented the Ziegevolk was traveling when he made the encounter.
  • The coat of arms of Kitzbühel, a nearby city after which the mountain range is named where the Ziegevolk was found, bears a goat.
  • To build the equivalent of "goat people," German would actually use the plural of Ziege, which adds an n. The proper term would therefore be Ziegenvolk. (A similarly built term is Bienenvolk, bee colony or bee hive.)
  • A female Ziegevolk is shown for the first time in "Love is in the Air: Elegant Endeavors".
Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Barbatus Ossifrage, Geier, Steinadler
Amphibian Wesen Folterseele
Bovine Wesen Fuilcré, Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Apgadnieks, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Inugami, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Cetancodont Wesen Taweret
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio Innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad, Wettbewerbsgewinner
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Falconid Wesen Uhranuti
Feline Wesen Klaustreich, Weten Ogen
Hexapod Wesen Ataktos Fuse, Gevatter Tod, Jinnamuru Xunte, Kackenkopf, Mellifer, Musasat Alsh-Shabab
Lagomorpha Wesen Willahara
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Furis Rubian, Königschlange, Lausenschlange, Phansigar, Quijada Vil, Skalengeck, Varme Tyv, Wasser Zahne
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Mustelid Wesen Ungeziefer Greifer
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Hasenfussige Schnecke, Matança Zumbido, Unnamed Red Herring-like Wesen
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Alpe, Aswang, Cupiditas, El Cucuy, El Cuegle, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann, Zerstörer
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Riesen-Ratte, Stangebär
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Huntha Lami Muuaji, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau, Kitsune, Vulpesmyrca

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