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Wendigo by mcelsouza Wendigo by mcelsouza
Wendigo is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans, and those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk. 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. Wendigo gave off a strange and eerie odor of decay and decomposition, of death and corruption.

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Pilar-Sama Jan 20, 2014  Professional Artist
This image really illustrates one of the things I really like about the wendigo: people can interpret it in so many ways. I like the more humanoid approach here, a reminder that a wendigo originally starts out as human.
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SusieBeeca Aug 29, 2013   General Artist
This is one of the best depictions I've seen. (I'm a bit of a wendigo nerd). <3
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:iconenderemperor:
Another valid reason not to go out into the wilderness. Good Job!
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:iconpolarshockka:
This looks like me when I wake up.
Lol nice job anyways, quite creepy.
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:iconwendigomanofslender1:
how is that a wendigo
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:iconjamesmcsloy:
AMAZING!!! So good! I love it. Best representation of the creature i've seen!
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YetiInPinkBoots Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's it, I'm sleeping in my mother's room tonight.
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:iconwendigomanofslender1:
hahah
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:iconb0j0:
this my give me nightmares nice job!
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:iconarqoi:
Excellent artwork.

Modern fantasy has sort of made the wendigo into some kind of yeti-like being, when nothing from the original version of the wendigo represents that. Good to know some still realize the original version.
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