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History, Legends & Myths & The Shows & Movies They Inspired : The Wendigo

The wendigo is a creature from Algonquian folklore, but also deeply rooted in the history and legends of Native American tribes. It is a terrifying creature that has captured the imaginations of many, becoming a prominent figure in various myths and stories. According to legend, the wendigo is a malevolent spirit that possesses humans and transforms them into cannibalistic monsters. It is said to be a result of a person's greed and gluttony, causing them to resort to unthinkable acts of consuming human flesh. The origins of the wendigo can be traced back to the Algonquian-speaking tribes of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. These tribes believed that the wendigo was a punishment for those who broke cultural taboos, particularly those related to food and hunger. The wendigo was often described as a tall, emaciated figure with glowing eyes and decaying skin. It was said to have an insatiable appetite for human flesh and was known to be extremely fast and agile, makin
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