Corn Islands Myths: One Big Island

Millions of years ago, the continents of the world were all united. After the lands started to separate during the post-Pangea era, the Caribbean Sea began to take its forms and with it, all the islands and islets known today.

The disruption of the Caribbean Plate caused numerous underwater volcanoes to erupt off the coast of what is known today as the Caribbean of Central America, producing many centuries after the formation of what today is known as Corn Island and the many islands and keys off the coast of Nicaragua. There were never two Corn Islands, but one, that extended from Little Corn Island to Blowing Rock.

This big island had extended beaches, and black rocks, that are still seen today, and are evidence of the volcanic origin of the island, which also had rich vegetation that over the centuries started to flourish.

A strong earthquake is what separated Corn Island and the inundation of the land also allowed for the two islands to be split up distancing one end from the next, therefore giving birth to Little Corn Island and Great Corn Island.

Blowing Rock, which was part of this big island, is a living example of what was the “one Corn Island”. Looking at the island's map, it is easy to see from what extreme to another Great Corn Island was one with Little Corn Island. The coral reefs around, and especially between both islands, are also evidence of this unification.
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