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Legendary Native American Figures: Ekeko (Ekako)
Tribal affiliation: Aymara
Alternate spellings: Ecaco, Iqiqu, Eqaqo, Ekhako, Ekako, Ekhekho, Equeco, Keko, Ekkeko
Pronunciation: varies by dialect: usually eh-keh-koh or eh-kah-koh
Type: Fertility god, lucky charm
Ekeko is the Aymara trickster hero
and god of fertility, luck, and wealth.
Even today, little statues of Ekeko are kept as good luck charms by many Aymara people.
Ekeko, the Andean Prosperity God:
Article about traditions and superstitions associated with Ekeko and the Alasita festival in the present day.
Encylopedia article about Ekeko rituals.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Mountain of the Condor: Metaphor and Ritual in an Andean Ayllu:
Book on Aymara myth, religious life, and rituals.
Valley of the Spirits
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Andean Culture Group
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