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In Incan mythology, Pachacamac ("Earth-maker") was a chthonic creator-god, originally worshipped by the Yuncas[?] but then adopted by the Incan Empire. He was a son of Inti and Mama Quilla, and husband of Mama Pacha.

He created man and woman, but forgot to give them food and the man died. The woman cursed Pachacamac, accusing him of neglect, and he made her fertile. The god killed her son and cut the corpse into pieces, each of which became a separate fruit or vegetable plant. The woman's second son (Wichama) escaped, so Pachacamac killed the woman. Wichama sought revenge and drove Pachacamac into the ocean.

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