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wendigo

(ˈwɛndɪˌɡəʊ) or

windigo

npl -gospl -go or -gos
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) (among Algonquian Indians) an evil spirit or cannibal
2. (Breeds) another name for splake
[from Algonquian: evil spirit or cannibal]
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"We are always careful to celebrate the achievements of all of our students at Iveshead however, there are a number of students whose achievements should be recognised: Alexander Demaj includes an amazing five grade 9s in his results, Witiko Grevel who is celebrating three grade 9s and five grade 8s, Zoe Guy includes an incredible four grade 9s and three grade 8s in her results, Oliver Owen is celebrating four 9s and an A in Further Maths.
(19) Richard Preston, "The Witiko: Algonkian Knowledge and Whiteman Knowledge," in Manlike Monsters on Trial: Early Records and Modern Evidence (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1980), 126-127; Lou Marano (1982, 386).
Carolyn Podruchny, "Werewolves and Windigos: Narratives of Cannibal Monsters in French-Canadian Voyageur Oral Tradition" (2004) 51:4 Ethnohistory 677; Robin Ridington, "Wechuge and Windigo: A Comparison of Cannibal Belief among Boreal Forest Athapaskans and Algonquians" in Robin Ridington, ed, Little Bit Know Something: Stories in a Language of Anthropology (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1990) 160; Nathan D Carlson, "Reviving Witiko (Windigo): An Ethnohistory of 'Cannibal Monsters' in the Athabasca District of Northern Alberta, 1878-1910" (2009) 56:3 Ethnohistory 355.
Reviving Witiko (Windigo): An ethnohistory of "cannibal monsters" in the Athabasca district of northern Alberta, 1878-1910.
The truism still holds that some towering figures of Spanish literature between 1860 and 1890, such as Galdos and Clarin, paid scarce attention to the distant past in comparison with their European peers, who during this period more regularly ventured into the Middle Ages, the most important example probably being Stifter's Witiko.