windigo

noun win·di·go \ˈwində̇ˌgō\
variants: less commonly

wendigo

\ˈwen-\

Definition of windigo

plural

-s

  1. :  a cannibalistic creature of Algonquian mythology believed to have been a lost hunter forced by hunger to eat human flesh and thereafter to have become a crazed man-eating ogre roaming the forest

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Origin and Etymology of windigo

Ojibwa


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