Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Corn Moon

Both Celts and many Native American cultures call the full moon at this time of year the “corn moon.” However in Northern Europe, the Germanic word “corn” means “grain.” When European colonists were first introduced to maize in North America, they called is Indian corn, meaning Indian grain. Over time, it simply became known as “corn.”

Source: Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice, 2006

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