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Madre de Maiz

She is known throughout the world by many different names — Demeter, Persephone, Cerridwen, Bride/Bridget, The Callieach (Old Wife), The Corn Maiden, Mother Corn, The First Mother, Selu and Kahesana Xaskwim. These are just some of her names. She is the Goddess of fertility and life, guardian of all growing and blooming things, and also Goddess of death and rebirth. She sacrifices herself at the harvest, only to be reborn in the spring.

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