Corn as you well know is our "Manna" from the sky.
MAIZE as it is called.
Maize, or "corn," a staple of life in both Central and South, North America
Indigenous Peoples, also played a major religious and ritual role in the lives of these ancient peoples. This narative
looks at Mexican Natives mythologies surrounding this sacred food; you as a reader will also look at the
troubled future of maize in our own time. It has gone various mutations in recent years...
Many Native Peoples have different Legends of CORN, the Aztec and
other descendants of the Aztecs continue to tell the stories of how the Corn was born:
Huichol Maize Mother and her Five Daughters
Yesterday an Now
This is a Huichol myth about the origins of maize.
of Maize changed her dove appearance to a human one; She introduced to the young man her 5 daughters, who symbolize the five
maize sacred colors: white, red, yellow, spotted and blue. As the young man was hungry The Mother of Maize gave him a kettle
filled with tortillas and a pot filled with atole; he didn't belive that those could satiate his hunger, but the tortillas
and atole were renewed magicaly, in a way that he couldn't finish them. The Mother of Maize asked him to choose one
of her daughters and he took the Girl of Blue Maize, the most beautiful and sacred of them all...
From CORN comes many foods. It seems to have a Spiritual
uplifting. When the Israelites were told to get out of Egypt and went wondering into the wilderness with Moses, they almost
starved. But God sent them "MANNA" and they ate it. CORN is the "MANNA" of the Indigenous Peoples also.
This legend talks about the influence of the molecules that give its characteristic color to maize grains) in maize selection. When it's said that the Mother of Maize finds a huichol young man, takes him to her home, offers him
in marriage her daughters where each one of them represents a color, it's indicating the main colors of maize grains from where the selection will be perfromed, thus she has a White Daughter, another Red, one Yellow, a Spotted and a Blue
one, the huichol chooses the Girl of Blue Maize who is the most beautiful and most sacred.
During this narration it can be glimpsed the importance conceded to its genetics structure so
in this moment the main character chooses the Girl of blue Maize, whose aleurone shows a high rise in the production of this
pigments, in this way he leaves the other girls that have the different colors off , spotted or red - it means that only
the Girl of Blue Maize had the genetic contents necessary to satisfy the needs of the Huichol people (Blue tortillas are more
Now this concludes the CORN Legend of the Huichol People, descendants of the Proud Lords
of the Aztec People ( Mecheekahs ).