Corn God Day. Corn God Night.

The Southern Grist Mill was situated close to Corn Street.

Corn (maize) originated in Mexico thousands of years ago and gained such importance the Indians developed gods and myths around it. The corn was turned into corn flour for the local pioneers and export.

Cultivation was an important part of Reynella’s agricultural history.

This artwork at the top of the street features a whimsical corn god represented with a background of corn fields and a vintage dinner plate with corn patterns symbolizing the sun. The reverse side features a night version of the corn god, linked to the crescent moon.

Read more information about the Southern Grist Mill.

 

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