Talk:windigo

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Psychological sense. -- Beobach972 00:12, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

I found one, but the rest of the results of a Google Books search look to be usages of the alternative spelling of wendigo. -- Beobach972 00:24, 30 March 2007 (UTC)
A b.g.c. search for windigo together with disorder (link) pulls up 130 hits, most seemingly relevant; however, it seems that most of these are using "windigo" attributively ("windigo disorder", "windigo condition", "windigo psychosis", etc.), and many capitalize it as "Windigo". That said, this particular use — the putative psychotic disorder — does not seem to be an alternative spelling of wendigo, in that a b.g.c. search for wendigo together with disorder (link) pulls up only 4 hits. —RuakhTALK 21:11, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
P.S. After doing the above, I also tried b.g.c. searches for windigo and wendigo together with psychosis, each of which pulls up even more hits (233 and 10, respectively). So, definitely a keep. —RuakhTALK 21:11, 31 March 2007 (UTC)


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Psychological condition. The given citation has "windigo psychosis". Equinox 19:46, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

SpinningSpark 01:08, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Definitely a real thing, but I've never heard it just called wendigo (or windigo). I would say we should move the definition to wendigo psychosis since it doesnt seem to exist yet. Soap (talk) 16:21, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
The point of the cites I provided above was to show that the word is used unattached to psychosis. SpinningSpark 09:28, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
Yeah I know, but half of them arent even spelled right ... are those really good citations or are they just errors? Soap (talk) 00:51, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
They're spelled correctly in the original. SpinningSpark just made a couple of typos transcribing them. By the way, this survived RFV previously; see Talk:windigo. —Caesura(t) 00:56, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
This should be linked to-and-from, or merged with, wendigo better. If the senses aren't split by spelling, they should be on one page, or if they are, the pages should perhaps have usage notes explaining that the other spelling has the other sense. - -sche (discuss) 01:13, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
Admittedly I'd never heard of this until I searched for citations, but I think wendigo and windigo are synonymous in both senses except that the malevolent spirit meaning is capitalized in just about all quotations. This is like Troll/troll. SpinningSpark 08:21, 27 August 2012 (UTC)
RFV-passed, merged with wendigo. Thanks, SpinningSpark. :) - -sche (discuss) 03:26, 26 October 2012 (UTC)