|“||There's a curse up in those mountains. In these lands particularly. The curse of the Wendigo. A diabolical spirit that devours the souls of even the most virtuous of men. It's said that should any man resort to cannibalism in these woods...the spirit of the Wendigo will be unleashed. And soon whatever trace of humanity they had left will be gone and all that is left is nothing but endless and insatiable hunger moved by pure primal savagery.||„|
|~ Warren Stokes|
Wendigo is a name given to mythical monsters from the folklore of the First Nations Algonquin tribes based in the northern forests of Nova Scotia, the East Coast of Canada, and Great Lakes Region of Canada and in Wisconsin, United States.
According to Native American Cree legends, the Wendigo are humans who have been mutated into monsters as punishment for committing the ultimate taboo, cannibalism. Those who commit this grievous act become possessed by the Wendigo Spirit. The influence of this spirit is said to invoke acts of murder, perversion, and insatiable hunger.
Wendigo's are described as resembling "a gaunt skeleton recently disinterred from the grave". They have ash-gray skin, unclean and suffering from suppuration of the flesh, but sespite their frail appearance, Wendigos have shown to be immensely strong, even capable of crushing a human skull with their bare hands. They are large and are capable of growing even more with each human they eat. Their most prominent features are the antlers and deer skull that sprout from their heads, which they use to gore their opponents to shreds before devouring them.
Wendigos are recorded to have some set behavior patterns. They have great predatory skills, often tracking their prey for several hours. They prefer to hunt alone rather than in packs. When Wendigos see movement or hear a sound, they focus on it intently to find the source, and then wait stalk silently, waiting for the right moment to strike.