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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

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

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