the worthless word for the day is: windigo
[also wendigo] /WIN-di-go/
(in the folklore of the Ojibwa and other
American Indians) a cannibalistic giant,
the transformation of a person who has
eaten human flesh
"Pukwan did not want to enter, fearing the
unburied... spirits might seize him by the
throat and turn him windigo."
- Louise Erdirich, Tracks
the wendigo, the wendigo!
Its eyes are ice and indigo!
Its blood is thick and yellowish
Its voice is hoarse and bellowish..
- Ogden Nash