windigo

windigo
A psychological condition specific to some Native American groups where either a person, in fever-induced delusions, believes that he or she is possessed by a cannibalistic wendigo spirit, or society, hysterically, believes the person to be so possessed.

“Windigo psychosis” has been the most celebrated culture trait of the Northern Algonkian peoples for almost half a century.


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