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Native American Legends: Pachamama

Name: Pachamama
Tribal affiliation: Inca
Pronunciation: pah-chah-mah-mah
Also known as: Mamapacha, Amara
Type: Mother goddess, Earth spirit

Pachamama is the great earth goddess of the Inca/Quechua tribes. She is often described as the wife of either the Creator god Pachacamac or the sun god Inti, and was frequently depicted as a serpent or dragon. Among modern Quechuas, Pachamama is often associated with the Virgin Mary.

Pachamama Stories

*Pachamama:
    Wikipedia article about the fertility goddess Pachamama.

Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends

Inca Myths:
    Creation myths and other legends from the Incas.

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Additional Resources

 Signs, Songs, and Memory in the Andes
 Inca myths
 Quechua language
 Peruvian Indians



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