The Wendigo (1910) is a story originating from Algonquian folklore. This monster typically manifests as an evil spirit or cannibal with an insatiable and greedy appetite bent on terror and destruction. The Wendigo was thought to inhabit from the North Atlantic coast inland toward the Great Lakes region and Canada's interior. Blackwood wrote this novel and short story, Skeleton Lake: An Episode in Camp after a remote hunting trip in the backwoods of Canada. Image on right by J.R. Skelton, the ogre Grendel from Beowulf, 1908
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