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Legendary Native American Figures: Wechuge
Tribal affiliation: Beaver
Type: Monster, ice cannibals
Related figures in other tribes: Windigo (Ojibway), Witiko (Cree), Chenoo (Mi'kmaq)
Wechuge is a kind of cannibal monster common to Northern Athabaskan mythology.
In some legends the wechuge is portrayed as an ancient ice being that comes from the wilderness to
prey upon humans, but in Beaver mythology it is more often said to be a person who has been possessed or overwhelmed by the power of
one of the ancient spirit animals.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
When You Sing It Now, Just Like New:
Book of Dane-zaa (Beaver) folklore and oral traditions.
Where Happiness Dwells
Subarctic First Nations languages
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