Corn Mother

North American - A goddess of vegetation. She released maize that was planted by animals to produce the human race. Other versions say that she made corn dishes from bodily sores scraped off and boiled in a pot, or told the tribes how to plant such scrapings to produce corn. Some say that corn grew when the tribes killed her and buried her body. The Cherokee version of this deity is called Selu. In some references, known as Corn Mother, Corn Woman, Corn Woman, Selu or Selu.

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