Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday Mythical Creatures

(Windigo, Weendigo, Windago, Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow)
Algonquian Mythology

  • Malevolent cannibalistic creature that humans could transform into or it could possess them
  • Wendigo Psychosis - a culture bound disorder that involves an intense craving for human flesh, and also the fear that one may become a cannibal.
  • Stongly associated with Winter, the North, famine, starvation, and coldness.
  • Also embodiments of gluttony and greed. They never stopped with just one person and were constantly searching for more.
  • All cultures with Wendigo myths share the belief that humans can turn into one.

"Howl of the Wendigo" art by Moonshadow01

Wendigo In Books

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Vancey - The wendigo is described as a vampirish creature
Wendigo Wars by Dulcnea Norton-Smith - Wendigo overrun the world following the second ice-age.
The Wendigo by Algernon Blackwood - a very short story (50) pages about Wendigo

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  1. Sugarbeat said...
    Just dropped by to welcome you to BLB! I'm Barb and I can be found at Sugarbeat's Books

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