Cambio has released an article about The Thanksgiving Cornucopia compared to “The Hunger Games” Cornucopia. Check out the article below:
One of the scenes we were most excited to see in the trailer for ‘The Hunger Games’ was in the final seconds of the video where Katniss is lifted into the arena and sees her competitors for the first time in the games, each standing on a pedestal, waiting to jump off and… well, kill her. It’s called the cornucopia.
Tributes must decide whether or not to risk their lives and run towards the giant gold horn, which contains weapons and valuable supplies that will give tributes a leg up in the games, or run straight from the woods in order to make sure they’re not one of the initial slain in the cornucopia bloodbath. Seems like a good idea to run into the woods, however, then you are weaponless and have to defend yourself against the tributes who got the weapons.
Many thanks to Suzanne Collins for taking a traditional Thanksgiving image we all drew pictures of in school with crayons every November and turning it into one of the most gruesome things ever depicted in teen fiction.
Want to know the origins of cornucopias in mythology? Click over to the official cornucopia Wikipedia page. Yeah, we were surprised there was one of those too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wikipedia also have mentioned “The Hunger Games” in their Cornucopia Page:
In modern depictions, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest. Cornucopia is also the name of the annual November Wine and Food celebration in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Two cornucopias are seen in the flag and state seal of Idaho. The Great Seal of North Carolina depicts Liberty standing and Plenty holding a cornucopia. The coat of arms of Colombia, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, and the Coat of Arms of the State of Victoria, Australia, also feature the cornucopia, symbolising prosperity.
The horn of plenty is used on body art and at Halloween, as it is a symbol of fertility, fortune and abundance.
In the popular young adult novel The Hunger Games, the Cornucopia is a giant golden horn overflowing with weapons and supplies, which is the center of the bloodbath, the opening fight in the Games.
Cornucopia is also the name of a magazine about Turkish culture. It alludes to the traditional depiction of Anatolia as a land of plenty.