Iyatiku is the Corn Goddess of the Keresan Puebloes. From Shipap, her underground realm, mankind first emerged; from there infants are born and to there go the dead. To provide food for them, she planted bits of her heart in fields to the north, west, south, and east. Later the pieces of Iyatiku's heart grew into fields of corn. She is associated with compassion, agriculture, and children. Her symbols are Beans, Cavern, Corn, Seeds and Soil.
Fayum mummy portrait, circa 1st to 3rd century, Fayum region in Roman Egypt
Formal portrait of Fred Kabotie, Hopi artist, who did the paintings for the desert view watchtower. Grca 22600. Circa 1932. Fred harvey photo.