(Denman, Leslie Van Ness)
Title The Corn Maidens' Dance and Its Greek Analogies [cover title] / Pai Ya Tu Ma: God of All Dance and His Customs of the Flute, Zuni Pueblo, 1932 [title page]
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher San Francisco The Grabhorn Press (c.1955)
Seller ID 22520
(stiff blue wrappers with title lettered in green on front cover) [moderate edgewear and a handful of tiny tears along bottom edges of paper wrappers, slight paper loss at base of spine, partial small beverage-ring stain on front cover; internally Fine]. (3 color plates, 2 B&W plates) The ritual corn dance of the Zuni Indians is compared and contrasted with the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysos (Dionysus) and other gods. Includes: a brief (uncredited) essay on "Ancient Gods"; an excerpt about maize from "Indian Corn in Old America" by Paul Weatherwax; the 13-page primary essay, "The Seed of Seeds," describing the corn maidens' dance in great detail, by Leslie Van Ness Denman (dated August, 1932); and quotations from Euripedes, Plutarch, and Arnold Toynbee.
Mythology Native American Greek Gods Zuni Indians