Onatha - also Onatah.Iroquois Goddess of the Harvest. Native Americans celebrate Onatha as the
maiden goddess of wheat, maize, and the harvest.
She was abducted by evil spirits and carried to the underworld. The Sun produced a heat wave to rescue her,
drying out the soil which allowed Onatha to rise from the earth and bloom into
Fylfot Corn Dolly by Thorskegga Thorn Via Flickr: Circa 1980s. Traditional English corn dolly, these figures were made to celebrate a successful harvest, often from the last sheaf gathered from the field.
Photos from the Museum of Rural Life in Reading, Berkshire, England.