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VIRACOCHA
Also known as APU-QUN-TIQSI-WIRAQUTRA, WIRAQUTRA, HUIRACOCHA

A picture showing the legend of VIRACOCHA taken from our Incan mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Incan Gods, Incan Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Supreme God and Creator Of All Things.

In the beginning he created in the dark. No sun. No moon or stars. Just the planet Earth and a handful of giant beings wandering around trying to make sense of it all.

This wasn't so easy. VIRACOCHA had decreed a Rule Which Must be Obeyed, but it apparently wasn't as the giants were pretty soon wiped out by a giant vengeful storm.

Opting to try again, VIRACOCHA went to Lake Titicaca and commanded the Sun and Moon to rise from the waters. Thus he became Sun God as well as Storm God.

With light and warmth to inspire him, he created the Human Race Version 2.0. These were much more successful. He then nipped down the road to TIWANAKU, otherwise known as the center of the world.

Here he carved the names and locations of every tribe and nation on a great piece of stone and bid his servants to create civilization as we know it.

Several Godly adventures later, VIRACOCHA retired to the sky. But he often takes trips to Earth disguised as a beggar to check up on the state of the world. This usually causes him to cry a lot. If you see a ragged figure weeping in the streets, be generous of spirit — it might be him.

One day, if we are all too wicked, his tears will cause a flood of total destruction.

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Article last updated on 09 November 2008
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT VIRACOCHA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : VIRACOCHA
Location : The Andes
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : APU-QUN-TIQSI-WIRAQUTRA, WIRAQUTRA, HUIRACOCHA
Popularity index : 2276

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