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A creature appearing in the mythology of the Algonquian people who are native to northern US and Canada, who is malevolent, cannibalistic and capable of transforming or possessing humans

windigo

, witigo (win′dĭ-gō″) (wit′ĭ-gō″) [Ojibwa, Cree]
A culture-bound illness, found only in indigenous cultures of Northern Canada, in which people practice cannibalism believing they have been possessed by malevolent spirits. The disease is considered by Western psychiatrists to be a form of depression accompanied by agitation.

Windigo,

(Wittigo), legendary human-like monster that lives in the forests of Quebec, Canada.
Windigo psychosis - severe anxiety neurosis with special reference to food, manifested in melancholia, violence, and obsessive cannibalism, occurring among Canadian Indians.
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Windigo Moon stays focused and resolves not to rely on anyone's preconceptions.
Mr Pankaj Jain, Director at ESET India said, "Three years of continuous research on Operation Windigo by our researchers has helped uncover the compromised servers, to provide cleaning tips and simple recommendations for Linux users.
The Corporation was established by the Windigo First Nations Council to partake in the opportunities presented by the construction of the Musselwhite Mine (130 kilometres north of Pickle Lake, then owned by Placer Dome), and was involved with both the construction of the road and the camp residence.
Windigo Catering LP is the winner of this year's Skookum Jim Award for Aboriginal achievement in the mineral industry.
The condemnation of Charging Elk corresponds to that of the windigo hunter and Xavier's great-uncle who, upon killing a Cree woman driven into cannibalism, is arrested by the Canadian authorities and sentenced to death by hanging.
Stephen Jones, 52, originally from Llandudno Junction and his partner Tania Davies were rescued from their damaged yacht Windigo adrift in the Pacific by a cargo ship on Friday after sending out an SOS.
the RNZAF, which provided a link for the two people on the Windigo when there was no other means of contact, and the Navy, and I would also like to express my appreciation to the captain of the Chengtu and the crew of the Adventure Bound for their efforts.
Radio New Zealand said rescuers were unable rescue Stephen Jones, 52, from Llandudno Junction, and his partner Tanya Davies, 43, on the Windigo, which has overturned in the Pacific Ocean.
Publication en tete-beche de Windigo I, une serie d'articles sur la schizophrenie, coordonnee par Emmanuel Stip.
About 425 people are still assigned to the 142-acre Butte Fire, burning in both the Deschutes and Umpqua national forests near Windigo Butte and north of the Mount Thielsen Wilderness.
It considers psychological aspects of lycanthropy, legends of occult creatures such as the Windigo, and real stories of children raised by wolves or people who acted inhumanely.