Who was the Greek goddess of corn?
Demeter in Greek mythology, is the Goddess of grain and fertility.
Demeter has been identified as the Greek goddess of corn. However, Demeter is more properly described the Greek goddess of grain, agriculture and the harvest since use of the word "corn" can be misleading. Corn, in the American sense, refers to a plant (Zea mays) that was imported from the Americas into Europe after Columbus. Corn, in England, refers to wheat and other grains as well.
Demeter was the Greek goddess of the harvest, grains, agriculture. Corn, in England, is a generic term that could refer to wheat or oats or any other grain. In that sense, Demeter was the Greek goddess of corn. However, Z. mays, the plant usually referred to as corn, did not exist in ancient Europe. It was developed in the Americas and only arrived in the rest of the world after Columbus.