|Appearances||The Hunger Games, Catching Fire|
The supplies from the Cornucopia can be spread out around the Cornucopia or close together, depending on what the Gamemakers decide to do for the games. For example, in the 74th Hunger Games, the supplies were spread wide around the Cornucopia while in the 75th Hunger Games, the Cornucopia was situated on an island and the supplies were placed inside or just at the entrance to the Cornucopia. The Cornucopia was also shaped like a clock, hinting the various events that happen during the 75th Hunger Games.
The Cornucopia is sometimes used as a hiding place during the Games.
- In the movie, in the beginning of the 74th Hunger Games, the boy from District 4 hid inside the Cornucopia during the bloodbath. However, when he tried to run into the forest after gathering some gear, he was quickly killed by Cato.
- During the feast, Foxface hid right inside the Cornucopia. Then she ran out, grabbed the backpack with her district number (5) on it, and ran into the forest, knowing that no one would chase her down because everyone's backpack was still at the Cornucopia.
- When Katniss, Peeta and Cato tried to escape from the muttations, they climbed up on the Cornucopia, out of the mutt's reach just before the finale of the games.
- In Catching Fire, after Gloss kills Wiress, Brutus and Enobaria hide from Katniss Everdeen's arrows behind the Cornucopia.
- Weapons for defending tributes
- Backpacks to store things and that have supplies in them
- Food to keep tributes alive
- Water bottles (empty or filled)
- Sleeping bags
- Traps (nets, snares, etc.)
- Medicines (bandages, rubbing alcohol, anti-septics, etc.)
- Small blankets
The weapons in the cornucopia were used for killing. The backpack had a variety of supplies. Food was used to solve hunger. Tools and gear was useful for camping and building (in the 75th Hunger Games, they used a spile to tap trees for water). Water bottles contained water or other liquids to help the owner prevail. Traps could be used to capture animals for food or other tributes. Clothing could be used for fresh wear. Medicines were used to treat for natural illnesses and temperatures (like Peeta did in the cave). Small blankets for cold nights and to keep warm. Iodine was used to purify water, thus killing bacteria and keeping it clean. There were also supplies spread out around the cornucopia, but their value decreased the closer they were to the tributes.
There are some differences in how the Cornucopia is portrayed in the film:
- It is silver and shaped more like a cubic horn, showing the modern side of the Capitol. This design also allows Katniss, Peeta and Cato to climb to the top of it easily.
- In the film, Katniss and Peeta prepare to eat the nightlock while they are at the Cornucopia instead of by the lake. This also changes their pickup location by hovercraft.
- In Greek mythology, the first cornucopia was formed from a horn pulled off Achelous the river god's head by Hercules. It could be filled with whichever food the holder desired, simply by asking.
- In Catching Fire, the Cornucopia was in the center of the arena and its tail was pointing at the 12th hour of the 'clock'.
- The design of the Cornucopia changes in The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- Cornucopia means 'Horn of Plenty'. Therefore why weapons and bags are supplied.
- In the book, the Cornucopia is gold, like the ones we use at harvest time.