Published on November 19, 2012 by Casey
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Tribal affiliation: Cherokee
Also known as: Corn Mother, Corn Woman
Type: Goddess, corn, first people
Related figures in other tribes: First Mother (Wabanaki), Mondawmin (Anishinabe)
In Cherokee mythology, Selu was the First Woman and goddess of the corn. (Her name literally means “maize” or “corn” in the Cherokee language.) Selu was killed by her twin sons, who feared her power; but with her dying instructions she taught them to plant and farm corn, so that her spirit was resurrected with each harvest.