Zytniamatka

April 5th, 2010 by sabrina

zytniamatkaZytniamatka is the Germanic Goddess of agriculture. Also known as Die Kornmutter (the Corn-Mother) she is the ripe corn, represented by a corn dolly made from the last ears of corn to be harvested. The corn dolly was kept over the winter months and buried in the ground in the spring when the corn was planted, bringing the Goddess’s blessings to the crop and ensuring its success. Zytniamatka’s name, which means “corn mother,” is also seen as Zytnia Matka, Ziza, and Zizi.

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