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Native American Legends: Wechuge
Tribal affiliation: Beaver
Related figures in other tribes: Windigo (Ojibway),
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.
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