Native American Mythology

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UTSET

Pueblo (Zia) Corn/Maize Goddess

The caring Goddess of Upsets

She became most upset when the Lower World was drowned in a primordial flood. But she managed to save most of the inhabitants, leading them to the Upper World.

Amongst her rescued possessions was a sackful of stars which she gave to Beetle for safe-keeping, but he upset them and managed to spill stars all across the sky.

Utset rushed off to pick them up, but only managed to grab a few planets when she realized she’d left a lot of upset people behind with no means of sustenance.

She was so upset by this that she hurtled back and planted pieces of her heart in the ground. These grew and flourished and became corn plants. What a sweet gesture. Spare a thought for Utset the next time you tuck into a juicy corn-on-the-cob.

Utset Facts and Figures

Name: Utset
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Area or people: Pueblo Zia (aka Sia)
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Corn/Maize
Area of expertise: Corn, Maize

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 933

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Article last revised on May 24, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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