While not entirely depicted as a "devourer" in terms of the Wendigo, Algernon Blackwood's tale "The Wendigo" is a wonderful atmospheric tale, one of Blackwood's best.
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From: Jeannine Cook <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 09:41:56 -0700
>The Weendigo of the Ojibway. They are discussed in Basil Johnston's The
>Manitous: the spiritual world of the Ojibway. The Weendigo spirits are
>eaters of human flesh - the more they eat, the larger they become; the
>larger they become, the hungrier they are. Thus they are "eternally
>Don't go out in the forest alone, the Weendigo will get you.
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>> Can anyone suggest a resource with information on Devourers in mythology
>> other than Cronus from greek mythology?
>> Thank you
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