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Native American Legends: Pachamama
Tribal affiliation: Inca
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.
Wikipedia article about the fertility goddess Pachamama.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Creation myths and other legends from the Incas.
Signs, Songs, and Memory in the Andes
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