Episode 4 - The Wendigo - CreaturePasta




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Summary: <p>CreaturePasta Episode 4 - The Wendigo</p><br><p>Welcome to CreaturePasta, an incomplete field guide to creaturepasta critters, gaming beasts, and horror monsters, brought to you by Digital and Dice.  </p><br><p>In Algonquian folklore, the wendigo or windigo is a mythical cannibal monster or evil spirit native to the northern forests of the Atlantic Coast and Great Lakes Region of both the United States and Canada. The wendigo may appear as a monster with some characteristics of a human, or as a spirit who has possessed a human being and made them become monstrous. It is historically associated with cannibalism, murder, insatiable greed, and the cultural taboos against such behaviours.</p><br><p>The legend lends its name to the controversial modern medical term Wendigo psychosis, described by psychiatrists as a culture-bound syndrome with symptoms such as an intense craving for human flesh and a fear of becoming a cannibal. In some Indigenous communities, environmental destruction and insatiable greed are also seen as a manifestation of Wendigo psychosis</p><br><p>A horrific creature formed by necessity driven hunger gone mad.</p><br><p>In the vast expanses of the Boreal Realms, there exists legends of the indigenous people. Legends to explain ideas greater than themselves. Legends to pass lessons of life from elder to minor. Stories of heroes, and cryptids battling in a never ceasing battles of good and evil.</p><br><p>Of these legends, one of the most fearsome of these cryptids is the Dreaded Wendigo. A spirit of cannibalism that possesses the weak of will. When tribesmen are isolated in their homes, trapped by the deep snows and treacherous cold, and the scarcity of food seeps deeper into the soul, the ravenous nature of the Wendigo begins to take hold.</p><br><p>Other Digital and Dice Podcast Links:</p><p>Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/digitalanddice</p><p>Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/digitalanddice</p><p>Website - www.digitalanddice.com</p><p>Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/digitalanddice</p><p>Discord - https://discord.gg/5RHcPVW</p>