Name Of God – Viracocha

Name of God and their meanings - Viracocha

Name Of God – Viracocha

Name of God – Viracocha is the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. He is also known as Wiracocha, Apu Qun Tiqsi Wiraqutra and Con-Tici (sometimes spelled Kon-Tiki) Viracocha. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and seen as the creator of all things, or the substance from which all things are created, and intimately associated with the sea. He created the universe, sun, moon and stars, time and civilization itself. Viracocha was worshipped as god of the sun and of storms, and was represented as wearing the sun for a crown, with thunderbolts in his hands, and tears descending from his eyes as rain.

Other Inca gods and goddesses include:

Chasca (“The long-haired Star (Venus)”) – Goddess who cared for princesses, girls and flowers.

Illapa – Storm and weather god, shown as a man with war club and sling: Rules over thunder and lightning.

Inti (Apu Punchaur) – Sun God. Represented by a great golden disk with a face, but in the Incan mind he was thought to have a human form. His annual festival was to celebrate the harvest of maize. Chanting lasted from sunrise to sunset with continual animal sacrifices. Rules over fertility and crops.

Mama Cocha (“Mother Sea”) – Worshipped especially on the Peruvian coast. Rules over fishing.

Mama Quilla (“Mother Moon”) – Moon Goddess. She was depicted as a silver disk with a human face. Wife of Inti. Protectress of women, the calendar, religious festivals.

Manco Capac – Sun god. Youngest son of the Sun. Founder of Cuzco.
Rules over magick.

Pachacamac (“Lord of the Earth”) – Pictured as a tall white man who worked miracles, also said to create earthquakes. Sacrifices of animals and humans were performed every year to him. Rules over the arts, occupations and oracles.

Supai – God of the Underworld and death. One-hundred children were sacrificed every year to him. He was considered a greedy god, always wanting to increase the number of his followers.
Rules Over: Death.

Urcaguary – God of underground treasures. Represented as a snake with a deers head and a tail decorated with gold chains. Rules over treasure.

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