Popcorn is one of my favorite foods. I love all kinds, flavored any way. No doubt a taste I inherited from my Native American ancestors. I came across an interesting folklore about popcorn with an interesting spin to it.
The Native American tale described spirits who lived inside each kernel of popcorn:
“The spirits were quiet and content to live on their own, but grew angry if their houses were heated,”
“The hotter their homes became, the angrier they’d get—shaking the kernels until the heat was too much. Finally they would burst out of their homes and into the air as a disgruntled puff of steam.”
I thought it was an interesting story. The next time I pop some popcorn, I’ll be thinking of the little spirits getting po’ed at me for lighting a fire under their houses.