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Incan Pantheon

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Apo, Apu God of mountains

Apocatequil, Apotequil God of lightning

Ataguchu The God who assited with creation.

Catequil God of thunder, lightning

Cavillace Goddess of a Virgin birth, who ate a fruit that turned out to be the sperm of the Moon God Coniraya. She gave birth to a son and, enraged, insisted the father declare himself. When she discovered the father was Coniraya she ran with her child to the coast of Peru and changed them both into rocks because she was embarrassed by Conirayas' low standing among the Gods.

Chasca Goddess of dawn and twilight, Venus, protector of virgins.

Chasca Coyllur Goddess of flowers and young virgins.

Mama Coca, Cocomama Goddess of health and joy, she was once a promiscuous woman who was cut in half by her lovers. Her body then grew into the first coca plant. (This is why only men were allowed to chew coca leaves, believed to bring health and happiness.)

Coniraya Moon God (see Cavillaca)

Copacati Lake Goddess

Ekkeko God of health and wealth.

Illapa, Apu Illapu, Ilyap'a, Katoylla, (thunder and lightening) Illapa kept the Milky Way in a jug and used to make rain. He came to earth as a man in shining clothes, wielding a club and stones. Pre-dating the Inca, he was the main God of the Kingdom of Colla, which a province of the Inca empire was named for.

Inti Sun God, protector of the people from whom the emperors of the Inca were believed to be descended.

Kon God of rain and South wind.

Mama Allpa Multi-breasted fertility Goddess.

Mama Cocha Goddess of the sea and fish, protector of those who go to sea.

Mama Pacha, Pachamama Dragoness fertility and earthquake Goddess who watched over planting and harvesting.

Mama Quilla, (mother moon, golden mother) Marriage, festival and Moon Goddess.

Mama Zara, Zaramama, (grain mother) Grain Goddess, associated with mutated corn and willow trees.

Pacha Camac (Earth-maker) An early creator God, first worshiped by the Ichma, then adopted by the Inca.

Pariacaca A falcon who became human, this pre-Inca God of rainstorms and creation was adopted by the Inca. He was a falcon who became human.

Paricia, possibly Pachacamac God who flooded the earth because humans did not respect him.

Supay God of death, ruler of the Uca Pacha and of a race of demons.

Urcaguary God of valuable materials found under the ground, like metals and jewels.

Viracocha God of the universe and all of its' manifestations.
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