The origins of this supernatural entity can be traced back to Native American Indian legends in southern Canada and along Minnesota's Iron Range. In typical accounts, the wendigo is a half-phantom/half-beast, which dwells in forests and preys upon the flesh of animals and men. Some legends state that the wendigo is gigantic in proportions, sometimes alleged to be twelve feet high in stature, with a curious star marking upon its forehead or chest. Other legends state that wendigos are the spirits of men and women who once struck pacts with evil spirits to perform murderous deeds and are cursed to roam the wilderness in atonement for their crimes.
a former human whose cannibalism has transformed him into a creature with superhuman strength and speed
an animal spirit also found in Native mythology
a supernatural being of great size and proportion
The Wendigo (also Windigo, Wiindigoo, Windago, Windiga, and numerous other variants, possibly from the words "ween dagoh" which means "solely for self" or "weenin n'd'igooh" which means "fat" or excess) is a spirit in Anishinaabe mythology. It has also become a stock horror character much like the vampire or werewolf, although these fictional depictions often do not bear much resemblance to the original mythology. The most comprehensive resource on the original Wendigo myth is John Robert Colombo's anthology.
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