Cherokee Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Cherokee

SELU

Cherokee legendary mortal

Also known as Grandmother-Corn

Granny God who produced corn from a surprising place

The wife of Kanati, she created corn by rubbing her belly and then having a rather extraordinary bowel motion. Not something we care to pursue in any great detail.

She was then killed by her sons the Thunder Twins, who decided she must be a witch. Which seems a fair assumption as not many of us have the ability to shit cornflakes.

Selu Facts and Figures

Name: Selu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Grandmother-Corn

Gender: Female
Type: legendary mortal
Area or people: Cherokee
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2412

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Article last revised on October 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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