Native American Mythology

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WENDIGO

Algonquin fabulous creature

Also known as Wendego, Wetiko, Windago, Windego, Windikouk

Utterly terrifying Cannibal Monster

You could die of fright just seeing a Wendigo. That would be the easy way out, for this is a giant starving beast with a never-ending hunger for flesh. Victims are rendered apart and all the parts devoured down to the last tiny bone and droplet of blood.

It carries a feeling of winter famine about it — snow clouds form, trees crack and icy blizzards rise around it.

This gaunt scrawny creature is a warning that there should be a balance between starvation and gluttony. It has come as a lesson to us all.

Heed the warning. Avoid the lesson.

Wendigo Facts and Figures

Name: Wendigo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Wendego, Wetiko, Windago, Windego, Windikouk

Gender: Male
Type: fabulous creature
Area or people: Algonquin people of the Anishinaabe group
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1577

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Article last revised on November 03, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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