Okay but biologically speaking in the real world a wolf pack is generally made up of the alpha pair and their offspring of various ages.
So essentially it’s a nuclear family unit.
Then most wolves go off between the ages of 2-3 years old to find a mate/start their own pack, etc.
Because wolves are not really into incest as studies have shown very few mating pairs have a familial connection.
And mating for “life” is really only mating for their reproductive life. So if the alpha female can no longer birth a litter or is deposed by a stronger female, the alpha male will mate with a new female. So he might have 2-3 mates before he is deposed. Being “deposed” generally results in death. Few wolves live more than 5 years in the wild and with ideal conditions can live 15.
So 2-3 mates in that short a span of time doesn’t strike me as some amazing spiritual love bond thing
So that’s why I was curious because the werewolf culture/rules really seem to only have a slight connection to the actual biological info about wolves where basically a pack is a nuclear family of Dad & Mom and their kids, and when Mom gets too old or tired to have more babies, she gets booted for a younger model… much like in a divorce situation (or perhaps in a sister-wife scenario, where the younger newer wife now adds to the family) When the kids get old enough to want babies, they move out of the house…
But usually the stories or tv shows have multiple families (all interconnected in various ways) and they bow down to one Alpha like he’s a King or Mob boss and there are all kinds of backstories that are like The War of the Roses, or The Godfather.
So a poly situation doesn’t strike me as too crazy I guess.