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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Beware the Wendigo: Terrifying beast of Native American lore with insatiable hunger to devour mankind!

S.O.T.T: The Wendigo (spelt also as Windigo and Windego) (the plural form being Wendigoag) is a creature that can be found in the legends of the Native Americans, most notably amongst the Algonquian peoples. These peoples are some of the most extensive and numerous of the Native American groups in North America, and they once lived all along the Atlantic Coast and the Great Lakes Region. However, Wendigo-like creatures are also found in the legends of other Native American tribes, including the neighbors of the Algonquians, the Iroquois. Amongst these peoples, a creature known as the Stonecoat bears some similarities to the Wendigo.

Roughly translated, the word 'Wendigo' means 'the evil spirit that devours mankind'. Another translation, said to be made by a German explorer around 1860, equates the word 'Wendigo' with 'cannibal'. Wendigoag are said to have an insatiable hunger for human flesh - no matter how much flesh they eat, they remain hungry...read more>>>...