Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tiny

Don’t suppose there are many people out there who, hand on heart, can say that their psychological well-being, childhood happiness and, perhaps, just perhaps, their continued existence beyond early teenage years was largely dependant on their relationship with a cow. … Continue reading

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Creation : Return of corn

“Soon Pai’-a-tu-ma came to the home of the maidens, whom he greeted, bidding them, as he waved his flute over them, to follow him to the home of their children. The maidens arose, and each taking a tray covered with … Continue reading

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Pai’-a-tu-ma and the Ne’-we-kwe

Pai’-a-tu-ma is the Zuni God of Dew and the Dawn. He is the first Great Father of the Ne’-we-kwe band of medicine priests, one of the most ancient organisations of the Zuni. The medical skill of this band is considered … Continue reading

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Creation : Search for the Corn Maidens (Part 2)

“Hold your feet with patience, there’s old heavy nose out there; go and see if he can hunt for them. He knows well enough to find their flesh, however so little that may be,” said an old priest, pointing to … Continue reading

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Creation : Search for the Corn Maidens (Part 1)

“When the sun came out, the people awoke. Then every one cried to the others, “Where are our maiden mothers, our daughters?” Yet not even the warriors knew; for only of the flesh of the maidens could be found a … Continue reading

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Creation : Loss of the Corn Maidens

“When they returned to their fathers in Zuni, the warriors told of all that they had seen and heard. Forthwith, the priests and elders prepared the dance of the corn-maidens. A great bower was placed in the court of the … Continue reading

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