An Iroquois sky goddess that fell to the earth at the time of creation. According to legend, she was carried down to the land by the wings of birds. After her fall from the sky she gave birth to Hahgwehdiyu and Hahgwehdaetgah, twin sons. Atahensic is associated with marriage, childbirth, and feminine napkins.
Hahgwehdiyu put a plant into his mothers lifeless body and from it grew maize as a gift to mankind. Hahgwehdaetgah his twin was an evil spirit.