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Windigo name

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I came across this recently and couldn’t help but think this must have something to do with the name Windigo. Anyone know if such a connection exists?

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/mn-wendigo/
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It's my understanding that the name comes from that legend.
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Here is a great spooky story on podcasts from National Parks after Dark - I advise not listening to it if you happen to be camping near Windigo https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1 ... 0519808935 :shock:
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Thanks for the link; interesting stuff. I appreciate it.
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Indeed, from The Place Names of Isle Royale: Windigo is a variation of an Indian word for a mythical monster which roamed the woods of the North Country to consume humans.

What the book doesn't mention, but is fun to show kids and adults alike: Flip your map upside down; Feldtmann Lake is the eye, Cumberland Point the nose, and Washington Harbor the mouth. The creature lives.
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Tom wrote: Fri May 21, 2021 7:34 pm Indeed, from The Place Names of Isle Royale: Windigo is a variation of an Indian word for a mythical monster which roamed the woods of the North Country to consume humans.

What the book doesn't mention, but is fun to show kids and adults alike: Flip your map upside down; Feldtmann Lake is the eye, Cumberland Point the nose, and Washington Harbor the mouth. The creature lives.
How about that? Very cool and I'll be doing this in the future.
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