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ONATAH

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.

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Article last updated on 10 January 2003
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT ONATAH : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : ONATAH
Area or people : Iroquois
Location : North America
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 321

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