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Re: corn

>John wrote>>I've seen the carvings.  They sure look like maize to me.<<
>I have not seen them.  A botanist from the Royal Garden in Edinburgh
>described the carving as Feathers and the Aloe cactus as a fern.  So I guess
>it is all in how you look at it.  I hope to have the chance someday to see

Meanwhile, here's a picture:

There may be more on Richard Huseth's web pages.

>>>I don't see what this has to do with folklore.<<
>When the question arose as to the Corn on another list, I contacted local
>Wampanoag leaders as they have a distant relationship through the Algonquins
>to the MicMacs who were also Algonquins.  Their native folklore used maize
>in various ceremonies thus my referral to folklore.  The Corn/Maize had to
>do with sun gods, again, according to the Wampanoags.

They probably also used maize to eat.  I still don't see why a mention
of maize implies folklore.

>Gary M

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