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Pachacamac

by Micha F. Lindemans
"Earth Maker". The supreme god and creator of the Yuncas of Peru, later adopted by the Incas. Also god of the earth. His consort is Mama Pacha and his brothers are Viracocha and Manco Capac.

When he had created the first man and woman, he forgot to provide them with food. When the man died, the woman accused Pachacamac of neglect, whereupon he made her fertile, and she bore a son. The god killed the son, cut the corpse in pieces from which grew the various fruits and vegetables. The second son escaped him, however, and so the god slew the mother. This son, called Wichama, avenged his mother's death by driving Pachacamac into the sea.


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