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The Wendigo is part of the traditional belief systems of various Algonquian-speaking tribes in the northern United States and Canada, most notably the Ojibwe and Saulteaux, the Cree, the Naskapi and the Innu people. Though descriptions varied somewhat, common to all these cultures was the conception of Wendigos as malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural beings (manitous) of great spiritual power. They were strongly associated with the Winter, the North, and coldness, as well as with famine and starvation.


At the same time, Wendigos were embodiments of gluttony, greed, and excess: never satisfied after killing and consuming one person, they were constantly searching for new victims. In some traditions, humans who became overpowered by greed could turn into Wendigos; the Wendigo myth thus served as a method of encouraging cooperation and moderation.

Among the Ojibwe, Eastern Cree, Westmain Swampy Cree, Naskapi, and Innu, Wendigos were said to be giants, many times larger than human beings (a characteristic absent from the Wendigo myth in the other Algonquian cultures). Whenever a Wendigo ate another person, it would grow in proportion to the meal it had just eaten, so that it could never be full.Wendigos were therefore simultaneously constantly gorging themselves and emaciated from starvation.
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TatsuNoKoori's avatar
Really digging this version of this evil Winter spirit. Excellent job!
XxRunner935xX's avatar
When u gettin the good succ
Auramagix's avatar
Oh dear! Ok, now that creeps me out! WOW!d I'd loath having to come face to face with THAT!   :(
shadowingsilence's avatar
This is exactly what I pictured the windshield as
Hopewinch15's avatar
When I see a wendigo I think if supernatural 😂😂 (the tv show)
AzuriteMoss's avatar
when I see Wendigo, I think of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark story. this piece is how I've always pictured them! Ghost OlO 
tohdraws's avatar
Omg, yes. I love those super creepy illustrations in that book. 
Until Dawn anyone?
tohdraws's avatar
haha after i watched the gameplay, I was like - aw yiss, close enough to how I drew it. 
zombie-fresh-137's avatar
Traditionally, a wendigo is depicted as having a deer or elk skull which is pretty odd because [since it's a spirit] no one really knows what it looks like. I never understood why/how the elk skull for a head became such a popular motif but, all this being said, I truly enjoy your interpretation of the wendigo! It's a creative new version that is horrifying & really depicts what the vicious spirit is supposed to represent!
In short, awesome work!!
FlawedCreation's avatar
That is really cool!
DancingInTwilight's avatar
i kinda wish this was a book :)
Burzacca's avatar
All of my yes.  Brutal, like totes brutal.
RacstaRebel's avatar
Actual kinda reminds me of some of the silent hill monsters. . .
But yeah, no sleep anytime soon
Wendigos are scary.. Did you know theyre real?
Frudies's avatar
If you mean kuru yes, otherwise no unless you believe in the supernatural.
If this were in Slender instead of Slenderman himself, the game would be ten times scarier.
8thmessenger's avatar
I love this picture for some reason. Maybe it's because it has hair. Other pictures I've seen they're bald!
loish's avatar
wow. so scary and interesting
Rantret's avatar
every school day.... when I wake up
Exunary's avatar
looks like me in the morning
Ectochick's avatar
Great, I live in the state where these are 'spotted' most often.
Roxj's avatar
she looks like La niña medeiros from the spanish movie
REC
OWO
i love it!
gothiclucy666's avatar
wooow, love this one :D
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