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In Mi'kmaq folklore, a Jenu is a wild and cannibalistic hairy giant.

Jenua are comparable to the Wendigo of Anishinaabe and Cree mythology (and, to a lesser extent, Sasquatch).


  • Whitehead, Ruth Holmes (1988). Stories From The Six Worlds: Micmac Legends. Halifax, N.S.: Nimbus Publishing. ISBN 978-0-921054-14-6.