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Wendigo by Raikoh-illust Wendigo by Raikoh-illust
From the latest episode "Hearth Warming's Eve" Since I still don't have a pen, this was completely painted with a mouse.
Interestingly, I searched on wiki to find out more about wendigos and here's what it says:
The Wendigo (also known as Windigo, Weendigo, Windago, Waindigo, Windiga, Witiko, Wihtikow, "Wanka", and numerous other variants) is a mythical creature appearing in the mythology of the Algonquian people. It is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans. Those who indulged in cannibalism were at particular risk.
Wendigo psychosis is the name conventionally given to a culture-bound disorder which involved an intense craving for human flesh and the fear that the sufferer would turn into a cannibal. This once occurred frequently among Algonquian Native cultures, but has declined due to the Native American urbanization.
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Spectrum723 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nice! i like the wendigos in that episode!!!
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Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
So do we think that these creatures are the spirits of cannibalistic ponies?
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Such a spooky alternate take on the wendigo of Algonquian mythology. Were the Equestrian wendigos once ponies themselves...?
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TheCreed987 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
thats not the Wendigo...!
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Alvraera Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Actually, that is the Wendigo. The MLP version, however, had to be made child-friendly, so the producers took the spelling of 'windigo' and gave the horse-ified creatures the power to summon winter winds, synonymous with the fact that wendigoes are often associated with the winter.
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AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Writer
And people say that this show is for kids!
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captainryno Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
i'm alittle surprised they put this in a kids show. though, this isn't what i think when i see this creature. i think of THIS!!!

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let it haunt your nightmares!!!
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wardude69 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
nice cold-burning hatred in his eye!
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PerfectPinkWater Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was probably the only person who knew what a wendigo was before this episode, lol. But seeing someone actually draw one is GREAT!
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KriahFox Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love how looks like it was drawn on a chalkboard - except for the eyes, which makes it kinda surreal and creepy, like it's coming to life...

This is awesome!
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MattRT Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i agree, awesome!
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animeluver1694 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Wow, that is Great, dude!
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great draw, great info!
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MagicJak Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Featuring this art in VanaCast S1 E11 of MLP:FiM - Will be sure to give credit and link back to this page. :D
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Dibullba Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
great, now people are gonna compare Wendigos to Death Eaters..... let the PMV commence
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mojojojo-evilmonkey Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Cannibal Ponies?
THAT
IS
AWESOME
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:iconlady-warrior:
lady-warrior Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
MLP made those creatures far less creepy
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DarkApostleMatt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
awesome
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Bobthestickman02 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
...Wanka? :?
Over all, looks noice.
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TristanHawthorne Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I figured because MLP is so punny that they were Wind-agos |3
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KeeCoyote Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Well they did water it down a tad. Making them spirits of cold anger that turn you make you cold and covered in ice when your argumenitive and angry.
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Well, I think having them descend upon ponies and messily devour them might hurt the ratings a wee bit. ;3
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Far from it, probably. Last I checked, we grimdarkers make up a great percentage of the viewers...
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Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
So all the little kids are into grimdark already?

Crap, "Twilight's" influence has spread faster than I anticipated! Well, I guess genocide is the only remaining option.. *sighs and builds 500 megaton neutron bomb* The cleansing is necessary to save the universe from sparkly vampires...
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Team-Friction Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I couldn't give fewer fucks about the Twilight series. It's an unfortunate coincidence that one character of FiM is called 'Twilight Sparkle'.
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piotrmil Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Amazing artwork. And we're all a bit smarter today!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, it's cold, and will only bring death.
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Raikoh-illust Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, no kidding man.
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EagleSpartan888 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you Wikipedia! :icondashlolplz:
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djklink20009 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
if you want another idea for a pony you could draw shadowmere from skyrim :)
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Fasdaff Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Wow, I had just assumed Wendigos were made up creatures for the show; I didn't realize they are an actual mythical figure. And their backstory is pretty creepy; sheds a somewhat new, more sinister light on the episode. They're a really good fit too; besides the affiliation with winter and famine, feeding off the self-destructive hatred of ponies could be seen as a form of cannibalism.
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az-amon-ra Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I never would have guessed you did this with a mouse, you're good. You know the Windegos (I like spelling it that way for pun) look like Kelpa to me.
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DaisyAzuras Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You had to be drawing while watching.
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is really beautiful! Your drawing, as well as the Wendigo in the episode, reminded me a lot of the movie The Last Winter. It's quite creepy, if a bit slowly paced, and features some scary ghostly animal spirit-things in the swirling snow.
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Pilgrim12345 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Super fast
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Matva-The-Ysalamiri Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
That was fast :D
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Distoorted Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy guakamo.. art for the last episode in 10 seconds flat! you're awesome!
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xonasm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
that was quick good job bronys
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Vani-llaSwirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks so cool.
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NeroandKatie Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
    Oh, I ust love wendigos. At one I knew someone who had Wendigo Psychosis (and I even went cannibal xD). But I love this piece. And you did a great job for using a mouse! I could never paint with one. -.-
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InvictusSanguis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glowy eyes!! they look good!
intresting drawin style!
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