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Origin and Meaning of Windigo

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From Ojibwe wiindigoo. Compare Cree wihtikow/ᐃᐧᐦᑎᑯᐤ (iyhtikow, “greedy person; cannibal; giant man-eating monster”).

  1. (mythology) A malevolent, violent, cannibal spirit found in Anishinaabe, Ojibwe, and Cree mythology, which inhabits the body of a living person and possesses him or her to commit murder.
  2. A psychological condition specific to some Native American groups, in which a person (in fever-induced delusions) believes that he or she is possessed by a cannibalistic wendigo spirit, or in which society hysterically believes a person to be so possessed.

Fun Facts about the name Windigo

  • How unique is the name Windigo? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Windigo was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Windigo: Your name in reverse order is Ogidniw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Wiindgo. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Windigo born May 17, 1981

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1550. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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