WENDIGO – JANUARY 2015 COLOR OF THE MONTH – The 5th of twelve shades in the “Mythical Monsters” year theme!
The Wendigo is a demonic spirit believed by Algonquin Native American tribes to possess humans and turn them into cannibals. The creature is human-like, but very tall and gaunt, often depicted with stag horns, and with deeply sunken eyes and yellowish, decaying skin. They are impossibly thin and have an unending hunger that craves only human flesh.
The Wendigo legend was prevalent in the northern United States and Canada, and particularly roamed around woods and forests in the coldest areas where food was scarce and survival was challenging. Some legends say that the Wendigo was made of ice, or had a heart made of ice. Either way, the Wendigo is always associated with winter, ice, cold, hunger and famine (thus a fitting choice for January’s COTM!). (source: http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/wendigo-legend.html)
In popular culture, the Wendigo can be found in comic books, movies, and popular shows such as Hannibal, Supernatural and Charmed.
Color Description: Wendigo is an icy deep blue with a silvery shift, accented by red and blue sparks. Vegan. Not lip safe.
Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Oxide (CI 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carnauba Wax, Tin Dioxide (CI 778161), Aluminum Powder, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Blue #1 Al Lake, Yellow #5 Al Lake, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid
Several sizes are available:
- Sample baggie: $1 – eighth (1/8) teaspoon in a zip baggie
- Deluxe Sample: $3 – quarter (1/4) teaspoon in 3 gram jar. No sifter. Bottom label only.
- Full Size Jar: $6.50 in a 5 gram jar with sifter and top/bottom labels. This size jar contains 3/4 teaspoon which has a minimum net gram weight of 1.2 grams. I label jar weights on the conservatively low side. Product ranges in weight depending on formula from 1.5 to 2 grams.