According to The Museum of the Cherokee Indian,
"In Cherokee myth, the First Man and First Woman, Kana'Ti and Selu lived at Shining Rock, about thirty miles from the present-day town of Cherokee, N.C."In many ways, "Kana'Ti and Selu", or "The Origin of Corn and Game" myth is similar to creation stories throughout history and among many various faiths. It is about the cycle of life, death and rebirth as well as responsibility, respect and reverence toward the Earth and all life within.
Cherokee poet, Marilou Awiakta, author of "Selu: Seeking the Corn Mother's Wisdom", wrote:
"When I held up an ear of calico corn, we would think about this wisdom of the Corn Mother. How the different kernels are ranged around the cob, no one more important than the other. How each kernel respects the space of those on either side, yet remains itself - red, black, white, yellow or combinations of those colors. How the Corn-Mother, in Her physical being, exemplifies unity in diversity."
|Cherokee Goddess Selu by Polly Taskey|
Inspired by her Native American roots and Bradbury lineage, Polly Taskey is a writer and grandmother in the northern USA. She shares her wisdom and pagan interests through Pagan by Design and The Moonlit Grove.