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Native American Legends: Old Woman Who Never Dies
Name: Old Woman Who Never Dies
Tribal affiliation: Mandan,
Native names: Kadhutetash, Gaarudetaash
Type: Corn goddess
Related figures in other tribes: Mother Corn (Arikara),
In Hidatsa and Mandan mythology, Old Woman Who Never Dies is the corn spirit. She taught the people how
to harvest corn
and give thanks for the harvest properly.
The Corn Ceremony:
Hidatsa myth about Old Woman Who Never Dies and the corn harvest.
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