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Wendigos are shapeshifters that appear in Season 4 of MTV's Teen Wolf.

Real World Myth

Originating from Native American folklore, wendigos are commonly viewed as malevolent, cannibalistic monsters or evil spirits. They are part of the traditional belief system of a number of Algonquin-speaking peoples and strongly associated with the winter, coldness, famine and starvation.

It is historically associated with cannibalism, murder and insatiable greed. The creature symbolizes one who is never satisfied and keeps indulging their dark vices.

Teen Wolf Myth

Wendigos appear to elusive shapeshifters as Derek Hale pointed in The Benefactor that Beacon Hills rarely has any and that the wendigos they discovered must have been "very well hidden."

Stiles, in Strange Frequencies, recounts the Native American myth that says if you eat human flesh you will develop an insatiable craving for it and turn into a wendigo.

Appearance

Wendigos are mostly human in appearance but with rows of sharp teeth and glowing white eyes.

Strength

They appear to be strong enough to hold their own against an Alpha Werewolf as evidenced by Scott McCall's fight with a wendigo in Muted.

Food Cravings

They are said to have a near-insatiable hunger for human flesh. The Walcott family kept dozens of human bodies in a freezer hidden inside their home, presumably for food.

Known Wendigos

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