From what I read you're spot on Babybear about showing it generosity & offering it strawberries which goes against it's nature of greed & consumption.
Thanks lol, good to know i remember what ive been taught all those pow pow campfires ago lol.
Btw, the strawberries are a strictly American take on the wendigo i do believe, something to do with them being rare to have berries and something about they would be gathered and used to make foods on special occasions or something i cant quite remember, anyway the idea was that strawberries represented life and happiness all thing that the wendigo seek.
Wendigo has few weakness, as far as weapons are concerned it can only be killed by iron, steel and/or silver. The most gruesome method of disposal is by shattering the creature’s ice heart with a silver stake and then dismembering the body with a silver axe.
Also, if a person from the tribe is believed to have been 'infected' by the spirit of the 'wendigo' - then the thought and belief is that the individual must die. It's meant for protection amongst the rest of tribe members?
So in that case the shaman of the tribe would take it upon themselves to kill the 'evil spirit that devours man' a.k.a. 'wendigo' (Jack Fiddler of the Sucker people is a good example of one)
- its also believed that the use of Anasazi (or hopi) symbols for protection is really good. The wendigo can’t cross over them.
So Heartsong... unless you've been smelling death, decay & can only see it head on then it's probably something else. If you still feel it's a Wendigo you might want to get or draw some hopi symbols in addition to the other recommendatios. Because of their voracious appetite it should get impatient and move on to someone else.
Honestly though, refreshing my memory on the Wendigo is making me think my impression might be wrong since you didn't mention some of the other notable features it has.
From what little i remember about them you are somewhat right on that they are killed by silver, iron, or steel, but if hers is a minor one like she claims, meaning she feels uncomfortable yet not truly threatened, and that you can see him and its a man not huge or very detailed, then it feels to me like you have one who awoken because of your powers being on the land and it is eating off of your energy (the myth of it eating people was actually due to the amount of death a big one can create and the energy it tends to steal from others and use for itself making them drained and shadow of their old selves). However now that I think about it it would also explain how come you've had so many problems lately, why you are now felling more threatened by him, and why you can probably see him now. And because it has just awoken it would not have that smell everyone claims they have, its not worked enough mojo so to speak for it to smell. I suggest taking some iron or steel or silver and placing it either at the four corners of your property were you wish for nothing harmful or negative to enter, make sure they are blessed or you can make a standard witches bottle and bury it around your home.
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