Encyclopedia > Pachacamac

  Article Content

Pachacamac

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.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
242

... 2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century Decades: 190s 200s 210s 220s 230s - 240s - 250s 260s 270s 280s 290s Years: 237 238 239 240 241 - 242 - 243 244 245 246 ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 65.1 ms