#AtoZChallenge: Wendigo

26 Apr


This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂


Today’s creature is the Wendigo. The term was coined by the Algonquian people along the Atlantic coast and Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada. It is believed that the creature started out as a human and were changed when they started eating human flesh. It can be found in shows such as Supernatural, Haven, Grimm, and Charmed. In fiction, they can be found in Pet Sematary and The Orphanmaster.  Find out more about it here.


Posted by on 04/26/2014 in blog hops


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14 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Wendigo

  1. doreenb8

    04/26/2014 at 9:51 am

    I am such a wimp. This is such scary stuff and YIKES I live so close to the Northeast Atlantic Coast.

    • sjledge2

      04/26/2014 at 10:00 am

      Hi Doreen,
      If it helps I’m a wimp too. I write horror, and paranormal novels and won’t take the ghost tours that are offered in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA when we go to visit those cities. 🙂

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/26/2014 at 10:02 am

    Originated here? I didn’t know that.

    • sjledge2

      04/26/2014 at 10:06 am

      It was interesting to find that out.

  3. Sophie Duncan

    04/26/2014 at 10:03 am

    I’d only heard of wendigoes as something similar to werewolves, I didn’t know it was cannibalism that made them monsters.
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    • sjledge2

      04/26/2014 at 10:07 am

      Yeah, it was an eye opener to me as well. I had heard the same thing but then some of the tv shows referred to the cannibalism.

  4. kborman

    04/27/2014 at 12:42 am

    I was thinking really hard today, wondering what you would choose for W! There are so many: Werewolves, Warlocks, Witches. I didn’t even think of Wendigoes! I remember these from Supernatural. Good pick!

    • sjledge2

      04/27/2014 at 10:15 am

      Thanks. It was on Supernatural I heard the term for the first time. I just knew it would fit with the theme because I was wanting to choose creatures people might not have heard of before. 🙂

  5. Millie Burns

    04/27/2014 at 10:11 am

    I’ve never seen Haven or Charmed, but I love the other two shows. Never knew the thought behind how Wendigos came into being.

    • sjledge2

      04/27/2014 at 10:17 am

      I’ve never seen the episodes for those two shows that had the wendigo in them. The first time I ever heard of them was on Supernatural. I wouldn’t want to cross paths with one.

  6. djinnia

    04/27/2014 at 6:07 pm

    Those are creep-tastic. I wouldn’t like to go into the woods with that thing hanging out.

    • sjledge2

      04/27/2014 at 6:16 pm

      I agree. Definitely wouldn’t want to be around one.

  7. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/28/2014 at 7:00 am

    I had no idea the origin of the Wendigo, but now it occurs to me I’ve mostly seen them in American TV, which would make sense. Thanks for all the info.
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    • sjledge2

      04/28/2014 at 1:45 pm

      Glad to share the info. The first time I ever heard the term was on Supernatural. The monster was definitely scary.


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