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Persephone, Demeter, and Hades

Persephone, Demeter, and Hades

Acoma Legend: The Origin of Summer and Winter

Like the ancient Greeks, the Acoma Native Americans had a legend that explained the seasons. Their story involves a battle between the Spirit of Winter and the Spirit of Summer for a woman named Co-chin. Co-chin starts off married to Winter, but she doesn't like him because he's cold and his presence in her village kills all of the corn. When Summer and Winter battle, neither really wins (though Summer gets the girl), and they decide to each rule for half the year.

The full legend is worth a read. You can find it here.

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