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Wendigo

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Wendigo is a monster who comes from the coldest place. He is composed of mud and ice. A cannibal, he will devour anything in his path, including another Wendigo. His mouth is lined with jagged teeth and he is magic, able to change form at will. One warrior defeated a Wendigo by changing himself into a giant dog.

In the northern part of Canada missing persons have been considered victims of the Wendigo and have been reported so in newspapers. There is also a psychological condition peculiar to the Algonquin people called "Wendigo Psycholsis" in which the victim begins to crave human flesh. This condition has been used in courts of law as part of the defense of a person


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  • Also known as:
    Windigo
  • Pronunciation:
    win-dee-go

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