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Other names: Mamapacha

Location:  South America, Peru

Notes from Hrana

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Hrana's Notes

I painted Pachamama in 1992 for Llewellyn's 1993 Goddess Calendar. She is included in The Goddess Oracle. She is also in the 2002 We'moon datebook and calendar.

from Goddesses and Heroines
  Exerpt from Goddess & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan
[Used by permission. This text is NOT included in the Goddess Oracle]

Among the Inca of South America, the earth was seen as a dragon goddess who lived beneath the mountains; occasionally she quivered, sending earthquakes through the world. Mamapacha was also the deity of agriculture; rituals in her honor had to be performed daily to assure a aufficient food supply. During planting and harvest, women would travel to the fields to talk softly to Mamapacha, sometimes pouring a thank-offering of cornmeal on her surface.

Back to TOP Text from Patricia Monaghan's The New Book of Goddesses and Heroines
Published by Llewellyn, copyright 1997.   Used by permission of the author.

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