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Ga-gaah

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Crow of Iroquoian mythology. Ga-gaah is one of the most magical and sagacious of all creatures. According to the stories, when Crow came from the sunland to earth he brought with him in his ear a grain of corn. It was planted in the body of the earth by Hahgwehdiyu and it became the first corn, which sustained and gave life to the people. Since corn is the gift of Crow to man, he has the right to hover over the fields and eat the young grubs which endanger the tender shoots, and claim the first share.

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