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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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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Enderemperor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Another valid reason not to go out into the wilderness. Good Job!
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PolarShockka Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
This looks like me when I wake up.
Lol nice job anyways, quite creepy.
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wendigomanofslender1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how is that a wendigo
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jamesmcsloy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
AMAZING!!! So good! I love it. Best representation of the creature i've seen!
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YetiInPinkBoots Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's it, I'm sleeping in my mother's room tonight.
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wendigomanofslender1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hahah
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B0j0 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
this my give me nightmares nice job!
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Arqoi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
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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