Departing from motifs in well-known Corn Maiden stories, this Cora tale provides no account of the advent of maize horticulture. Instead, the story from Karl Theodor Preuss's ethnology of Nayarit, Mexico, starts with a comic fool haplessly married to a demigod. The tale develops into a darker story of loss and compromise. Haciano Felipe, the verbal artist who told the story, is sublated by Preuss's imperial-period methodology, which parallels losses in the Corn Maiden story itself. This translation crosses generations of copying, illustrating problems in the relationship between translator and "original."
Erekson, James A.. "'How Corn Maiden Lost Her Corn,' as Told by Haciano Felipe to Karl Theodor Preuss." Marvels & Tales 28.2 (2014). Web. <http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol28/iss2/8>.