Flower Woman

July 21st, 2008 by sabrina

Flower Woman is the Yaqui Goddess of prophecy. A Yaqui myth tells of the time just before the Spaniards came to North America. A tribe called the Surem lived in the Sonoran desert. One day, a tree began to shake and make strange noises, but no one could understand what it said. A young woman came forward and told the people that the tree was telling them that the world was about to change, that a new people would come and bring new beliefs and new ways. Some of the people did not like Flower Woman’s message, and chose to leave the tribe and live underground. The rest of the people stayed and became the Yaqui, who merged the newcomers’ ways with their own.

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