WENDIGO Demonic creature from the legends of the Algonquian peoples. Malevolent, cannibalistic, strongly associated with winter, the North, coldness, famine, starvation. Gaunt, emaciated, with the ash grey complexion of a corpse. Symbols of gluttony, greed, excess. Never satisfied after killing and consuming one person, they were constantly searching for new victims. The most frequent cause of transformation into a wendigo was resorting to cannibalism.