4 Responses to “Corn Maiden”

  1. EmDaley

    Sounds like her story is based off of the story of Eros and Psyche…

  2. Hana - Marmota

    More like “the same motifs popping up in different cultures,” which happens all the time. In the recent entry on Thákane, I’ve noticed motifs I know from Czech fairy tales (an old woman hiding protagonist from a dangerous being, said being sniffing around for the human; something small thrown behind one when running from pursuers and growing to enormous proportions to stop/hinder the pursuers).

  3. Veronica Toon

    Glad to know I wasn’t the only one who saw the similarities in this story and that one.

  4. Lexis Rico

    Another version is every time the bowl of corn ran out. Grandmother would bring the bowl to the shed and bring it back full. She told her grandson to never go in the shed as shes filling it. Of course he goes in and sees his grandmother rubbing corn from her body. She gets sick and before dying tells him to drag her body in the field. As her blood seeps into the earth corn stalks come up.