Demeter and the Reason For Popcorn

Demeter and the Reason For Popcorn

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A long, long time ago, when popcorn was not invented, the greek goddess, Demeter, was planting her corn. When her harvest was not great, she asked the greek god, Helios, to shine more sunlight on her corn, so that it would grow faster. In attending her many other crops, Demeter forgot to plead for the greek god, Poseidon, to add additional water on her corn. This caused the corn to burn instead of grow faster. But, instead of being disappointed at HER foolish actions, she got extremely raged at Titus and his “foolish actions.” This caused her to begin a war against him to try to get even with him and destroy him. In doing this, she unleashed the wrath of Titus all over her corn crop field. This caused even more extra sunlight to shine on her corn. Instead of burning like Demeter expected, the corn popped open and expanded out, turning whiter. Demeter was shocked when white, crispy, fluffy pieces of blown up corn appeared all over her fields. Because of the incredibly loud popping sound, Demeter decided to name this action popcorn, which is why we call popcorn popcorn today.

Storyboard Text

  • Why are my crops not growing correctly?
  • Aw that's horrible! Of course I'll help you!
  • My corn isn't growing properly!
  • Watering Can
  • Demeter was stressed because her corn crops were not growing correctly. They were almost close to dead!
  • NOOO!!! MY CORN!!!
  • So, she went to Helios, the sun god, to help her and shed some more sunlight on her sad, sad plants. He agreed. 
  • Why would you do that?
  • I DIDN'T!! AAAHHH!!!
  • What!?
  • Finally calm, Demeter went back to her day and continued watering the rest of her plants. 
  • WHAT IS THAT!!??
  • POPCORN!!!
  • Looking at her corn field, Demeter realized that she forgot to ask Poseidon for extra water. The corn began to burn up and create fires, which angered Demeter. 
  • Demeter decided to blame this damage on Helios, and went up to fight him. This brought out the inner wrath of Helios and he let it all out on Demeter's corn field. 
  • Instead of burning the whole field to ashes, the blast hit right next to Demeter's field, leading it to only heat up, which caused it to pop open and get big and fluffy. Because of this loud popping action, Demeter decided to call this majestic food popcorn. 
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