Corn was so important it was worshiped.
Known as Chicomecoatl or “Seven Serpent”, this Aztec goddess represented dried seed corn for planting and was honored during the dry season. Stone sculptures of Chicomecoatl from the mid 14th to the early 16th century are currently on display in The Ancient Americas exhibit.
Photo by Averie Buitron. The Ancient Americas exhibition at the Field Museum.
The Field Museum. ‘The Ancient Americans.’ The Field Museum. Info: The Ancient Americas exhibition. The Field Museum. March 9, 2007, Museum Exhibition.