Native American Plant Spirits: Mon-daw-min

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Mon-Daw-Min
Mon-daw-min

Native American Plant Spirits: Mon-daw-min

Name: Mandaamin

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Tribal affiliation: Ojibwa, Potawatomi

Alternate spellings: Mandamin, Mondawmin, Mondamin, Mon-daw-min, Monda’min, Medamin, Ndamin, Taamin, Taaman

Pronunciation: mun-dah-min

Also known as: Corn Man

Type: Corn spirit

Related figures in other tribes: First Mother (Wabanaki), Selu (Cherokee)

Mandaamin is the spirit of the corn. Unlike most Algonquian tribes, the Ojibway usually portray him as male. His name literally means “Corn.” In most legends Mandaamin sacrifices himself to bring corn to the people, but in some Potawatomi versions, he marries First Woman and becomes the father of humankind.

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