Windigo a native meth to scare the kids

A windigo is a mythical supernatural being belonging to the spiritual traditions of Algonquian-speaking First Nations in North America. Windigos are described as powerful monsters that have a desire to kill and eat their victims; it is Equal to the Arabic Ghoul, or sealewa.

In most legends, humans transform into windigos because of their greed or weakness.

Various Indigenous traditions consider windigos dangerous because of their thirst for blood and their ability to infect otherwise healthy people or communities with evil. Windigo legends are essentially cautionary tales about isolation and selfishness, and the importance of community. To me it is a way for the native people to keep the children away from wondering around , as many other cultures creates meth to scare the kids so they don’t venture in the rivers, caves and other places away from home.

According to most Algonquian oral traditions, a windigo is a cannibalistic monster that preys on the weak and socially disconnected. In most versions of the legend, a human becomes a windigo after his or her spirit is corrupted by greed or weakened by extreme conditions, such as hunger and cold. In other legends, humans become windigos when possessed by a prowling spirit during a moment of weakness. Again it is almost similar to the story of skinwalker, where the bad shaman sale itself to the devil.

, the spelling and pronunciation of the word “windigo” in different native Indians differs. Wendigo, wheetigo, windikouk, wi’ntsigo, wi’tigo and wittikka are all alternative versions of the same term. Other names, such as atchen, chenoo and kewok, are also commonly used to refer to the windigo.

Just as there are different versions of the word “windigo,” there are many variations on the creature’s appearance and powers. Sometimes, windigos are described as exceptionally thin, with the skull and skeleton pushing through its ash-colored, mummy-like skin.

Other stories describe the windigo as a well-fleshed giant who gets proportionately larger the more it eats. According to other legends, the windigo has pointed or animal-like ears with antlers or horns sprouting on its head.

A windigo’s eyes have been described as sunken or glowing like hot coals. Sharp and pointy teeth, extremely bad breath and body odor are also often traits of a windigo.

The windigo is usually, but not always, endowed with powers, such as superhuman strength and stamina that allow it to stalk, overpower and devour its victims.

Windigos are usually credited with exceptional eyesight, hearing and sense of smell. They are said to move with the speed of the wind and have the ability to walk across deep Snow or even over open water without sinking. So this is exactly what the demon can do demon can fly, walk on water depends on their kind.

According to some legends, windigos can be killed with a conventional weapon, such as a spare or firearm throw his heart . Other legends claim that the windigo has to be somehow subdued; its icy heart cut out and then melted in a roaring fire.

Still other legends claim that only a knowledgeable native elder spiritual leader, a shaman, can dispatch a windigo with a specific spell and ceremony. So it is like the demon in the Jewish and Muslim culture where Roqeya and prayers can get rid of demons/

The windigo legend existed in Algonquian oral history for many centuries, long before Europeans arrived in North America. However, the first European-written account of a windigo was by Paul le jeune a Christian missionary who lived among the native Algonquin people to convert them to his strange catholic faith in the early-17th century in what is now Quebec. In a report to his superiors in Paris in 1636, Le Jeune wrote:

This devilish woman added that [the windigo] had eaten some Attikamegoukin, these are the tribes that live north of the River that is called Three Rivers and that he would eat a great many more of them if he were not called elsewhere. But that Atchen (sort of a werewolf) would come in his place to devour them… even up to the French Fort; that he would slaughter the French themselves.

Father Le Jeune’s report demonstrates that 17th-century Europeans believed in evil supernatural spirits just as strongly as their First Nations contemporaries. In fact, Father Le Jeune’s report predates the Salem Witch Trials by nearly 60 years. Missionaries in what became Canada continued to report legends of the windigo until well into the 20th century.

Other historian say this is all bullshit and that those catholic French and Spanish concurred, thugs, rapists and killers who killed and raped thousand of native Indians created those stories and dress up people with antlers and started killing people and pretended to eat them and let other captured Indians to go free so they can tell their people, So those evil catholic can control an area, steal the place and get rid of the native Indians.

Stories could also be found on the Western frontier in the 1800s, among the employees of the other evil company called the Hudson bay , who killed and raped many Indians and salved many others. They used same tactics and stories to scare the native people. Indigenous peoples often accused these people of being windigos;

So many natives know that those white sick people are the one to blame to drive them away from their native land.

In one example, three white French men killed Cree spiritual leader Abishabis after they blamed him of killing an Indigenous family which while they done it, and then frame that man has been evil led others to believe that he was a windigo.

In the early 20th century, the term “windigo” found its way into the Western medical vocabulary. It was used by early Psychiatrists to refer to a mental condition in which patients felt possessed by cannibalistic desires.

Oblate Missionary J. E. Saindon was the first to use the term in the 1920s while working in a Cree community in the western James Bay area. There he met a woman who claimed that she saw strangers who wanted to kill and devour her.

Now stranger and not demon, those white men knows that native are scared from Windigo, and many of those whites are drunk and use these tactics to scare and rape women.

Saindon referred to the woman’s mental condition as a “psychoneurosis” a mental or behavioral disorder, characterized by depression and anxiety. Overtime, the condition came to be known as the Windigo Psychosis. However, whether this is a real affliction is still a highly disputed discussion among the medical community.

But I did have incidents close to that region with an evil entity and I believe in my case the evil entity I saw was the skinwalker, in moose factory, Ontario it was in one of the graveyard of that town back in 1984.You can read my story in my blog here.

Legends of the windigo reveal much about the beliefs, ways of life, social structures and traditions of the people who tell these stories. For some, windigo legends serve as reminders of the importance of community, and more importantly, about what can happen when individuals are left outside of the community.

This is exactly what the native Indians want the kids to know as all those evil come from the white people who stole their land ( devour the land).

 One recipe for creating a windigo, extreme hunger, cold and isolation were ever-present and threatening facts of life for many native Indians living in the northern boreal forest.

In fact, most windigo stories begin with an individual or small group trapped in the wilderness without food, for an extended period, alone and in the cold. So you wonder if it was also part of hallucinations. Windigos were said to kill lonely travelers, exactly what the Arabic ghoul does in the desert.

Similarly, a windigo’s legendary greed represented attitudes about sharing in many Indigenous cultures. In the wilderness, human survival often depended on communal cooperation and the sharing of food and possessions.

Any individual, who refused to share local resources, especially in times of great deprivation, was considered a “monster.” According to historian Shawn Smallman, the windigo is still seen as a symbol of greed in modern society, as manifested in capitalism and corporate consumerism, and the white men who stole the land.

The creature has also come to serve as a metaphor for the injustices that Indigenous peoples have faced in Canada, such as the restriction of rights in the Indian act, and similarly assimilative policies.

Armand Ruffo’s film, A Windigo Tale (2010), for example, uses the monster to tell a story about the intergenerational trauma of residential schools. For some Indigenous persons, the windigo represents the forces of sick white catholic, Protestants and others who colonize their land.

Unlike the mythological creatures that have been popularized in European culture for centuries, such as vampires and werewolves, Western popular culture has only discovered the windigo relatively recently. Or that what they say, as they created and they are trying to hide their sick history

Steve Ramsey. 

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