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Wendigo: A cannibalistic monster in Northern Native American folklore, particularly stemming from the Ojibwe and Cree. A human can become a Wendigo when they consume human flesh, or when a Wendigo overtakes them.

Wendigos are an interesting type of monster, because they are born out of humans doing something believed to be inherently wrong.  When humans eat another human's flesh and begin to live in the woods, they turn into wendigos.  I find them to be worse than something like a vampire or a werewolf, because they have chosen to do something wrong intentionally.  They did something that is very foul: they became cannibals.  As a result, they turn into something disgusting and disturbing.


My favorite cryptid, THE WENDIGO. Legend has it that a Wendigo was a human that has turned to cannibalism.


Awesome interpretation of the bloody Wendigo. Because I think that might be a future story antlers creature native american indians legend

Wendigo (Windigo) and many others.  It's a demonic half-beast creature appearing in the legends of the Algonquian peoples along the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes Region of both the United States and Canada. The creature or spirit could either possess characteristics of a human or a monster that had physically transformed from a person. It is particularly associated with cannibalism. The Algonquian believed those who indulged in eating human flesh were at particular risk.

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