In a world where people are magically affected by the sun and moon being in opposition, what do you call that in the broadest sense?
You have common werewolves, —bears, —sealions, and the occasional werekoala. Those are shape shifters that transform into an animal and lose their human intelligence. The combining form were— specifically refers to that.
But you also get affects that are not shape shifting, such as gaining or losing a special ability, or having a change in personality.
The werefolk don’t include the guy who goes from being a low-level magician to having enormous magical power; or the lady who cooks soups that are the most delicious anyone ever had, only during the full moon. There’s a football player who loses all skill at football and instead can play basketball with the same level of skill, during a full moon.
What would be a good term (either technical or popular) for this segment of the population? I’d like it to have sound linguistic roots, like Latin/Greek parts for the technical term, or plausible combining forms and popular usage etymology for a common term that just emerged from the crowd.
All of them need to care exactly when the full moon is, and (for example) can be surprised if the civil calendar is off by a day for people in some longitude range.