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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