An image of a Wendigo.

Be Wary of the Wendigo: A Terrifying Beast of Native American Legend with an Insatiable Hunger to Devour Mankind

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Here is a video depicting a supposed Wendigo (here called a ‘Rake’) sighting. (Warning: May Not Be Suitable for Sensitive Viewers):

Featured image: An image of a Wendigo. Photo source: creepypasta.wikia.com

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References

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ParaResearchers Of Ontario, 2016. The Wendigo. [Online]
Available at: http://www.pararesearchers.org/index.php?/20080731306/Folklore-Mythology/The-Wendigo.html

Royal Mint Publishing, 2015. The Wendigo Legend. [Online]
Available at: http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/wendigo-legend.html

Sasketchewan Indian , 1976. The Mask Dance. [Online]
Available at: http://www.sicc.sk.ca/archive/saskindian/a76feb45.htm

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Available at: http://www.prairieghosts.com/wendigo.html

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Excellent information

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This mytheme is very common in Stories of Creation from all over the World. It derives from the “deities who creates everything and devour everything again” in the circuit of creation. So it has nothing to do with any devlish beasts at all. Google “devouring deities” and read for yourself.

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