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Corn is to Pueblo people what the buffalo has always been to the Plains Indians, the very symbol of LIFE. In Zuni mythology, the Corn Maidens brought this gift, and many of the carvings of women, especially those with a criss-cross pattern on the body, are carved to pay homage to the Corn Maidens.
Uti Hiata is the Pawnee name for "Mother Corn," one of the most important divinities of the Plains Indian culture. Their neighbors, the Arikara, told the Corn Mother's story in detail:
From the great blue lake of creation, diving ducks brought up bits of silt to build prairies and foothills. Sky father Nesaru, seeing giants populating the earth, sent a great flood to destroy them; he replanted the earth with maize seeds, which sprouted into human beings. Then he sent Uti Hiata to assist at their birth.
Finding no one on earth, Uti Hiata walked and walked. Suddenly the thunder kidnapped her and hid her beneath the earth. There, she gathered the underworld animals-the mole, the mouse, the badger-and with their help dug through the ground and burst out into the sun. As she emerged, so did the people of the plains, to whom she taught secrets of life and magic and the methods of agriculture and of religious ritual. Satisfied that humanity would live in abundance, she disappeared from the earth, leaving the cedar as an emblem of her existence.
The Sedona Red Rock we used to carve this corn maiden came from a spiritual retreat on Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona. A very special place in Sedona. This special place has an unusually high number of energy lines that cross the land. Consequently there are many vortexes and special energy sites.
Metaphysical and Healing properties of Sedona Red Rock:
Sedona Red Rock carries the spiritual vibrations of Sedona, Arizona and its Vortex energies. Open yourself to the High Vibrational energy and Healing Powers of Sedona and you will find yourself opening for even greater shifts within your Being. Sedona Red Rock is an excellent stone for connecting with this Sacred Place even over great distances.
This Red Rock Sedona Corn Maiden is hand carved.
These beautiful contemporary carvings of "Mother Corn" or the "Corn Maiden" are carved from Sedona Red Rock.
These Corn Maiden carvings measure approximately 2.5 x 1 x 1 inches.
You will receive one Corn Maiden that is similar to the ones shown in the photos.