Yellow-corn Maidens

North American - 2 sisters, Pueblo witches. These maidens were jealous when Nahchuruchu married the moon so they drowned her in a well. All the birds and animals searched in vain until the buzzard spotted a mound with flowers on it. Nahchuruchu placed one of the white flowers between two robes and sang over it until at last his wife emerged restored to life and beauty. With the help of a magic hoop made by her husband, the moon turned the Yellow-corn Maidens into snakes. Also commonly known as Yellow-corn Maidens.

Nearby Myths