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The Wendigo: the beast of Native American legend with an insatiable hunger for human flesh


The Wendigo: malevolent and cannibalistic creatures. Human beings will transform into Wendigos if they perform cannibalism. Once transformed, the individual will become violent and obsessed with eating human flesh. These monsters are the embodiments of gluttony, greed, and excess. They have been classified as giants and upon transformation the human will grow considerably in size. They populate rural and highly forested, mountainous regions.


Totem of the Wind-Walker A small pendant fashioned from mammoth ivory that depicts the Native-American mythical being known as “The Wind-Walker” and “Ithaqua”. According to legend, wearers of the totem were possessed by the spirit of Ithaqua and became imbued with an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Scholars believe this to be the origin of the “Wendigo” legend. Item is currently housed in the Miskatonic University Special Collections Department.

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