Aztec (Corn)

Photomicrograph of Corn

Aztec farmers believed that maize, a form of corn, contained many spirits. The most important of these is thought to be the god Cinteotl (Sin-tay-otl). Ceremonies were held to worship the many forms of Cinteotl from the planting stage through to the harvest. The photomicrograph illustrates crystallites from an extract of whole corn.

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