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ONATAH

Native American Corn/Maize Goddess

Corn Goddess

Daughter of EITHINOHA, who is Mother Earth.

ONATAH is somewhat abduction prone. Snatched by spirits of the Underworld, she has to be rescued by the Sun so that crops can grow. No matter what precautions are taken, every winter denizens of the Underworld manage to kidnap her, and nothing grows any more.

It takes the Sun months to locate and rescue her, because he sleeps a lot in the winter and has to conserve and build up his heat to split the ground open in just the right place at the right time at the vital moment. There is no margin for error in the rescue operation. Offerings are always acceptable for this worthy cause.

ONATAH FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ONATAH
Area or people : Iroquois
Location : North America
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Corn/Maize
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 4277

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Article last updated on 17 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ONATAH: Goddess of Corn/Maize from Native American mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 17 Jan. 2014. Web. 25 July 2014.

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