Inca Good Health Goddess
Also known as Coca Lady, Coca Mother, Cocamama
Misleading Goddess of Health and Happiness
Actually the Goddess of Health, Happiness and Recreational Drug-taking — but not chocolate!
In fact, she was a flirty female who was cut in half by jealous lovers and subsequently transformed into the world’s first coca plant. Men who managed to satisfy their woman’s sexual needs were rewarded with a munch on the coca leaves afterwards. From which possibly springs the tradition of having a cigarette after sex.
Although the coca plant does contain a tiny amount of cocaine, it also contains many other nutrients and stimulants that are extremely good for you if you want to keep on the go without dangerous after-effects. (At least, according to this month’s scientific reports — next month there’ll be another with opposing views).
We could also mention a certain well-known brand of soft drink, but we don’t want to get sued. If you live in Peru at a high altitude it is up to you. Coca leaves are not illegal as far as we know. Who needs chocolate?
Coca-Mama Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Coca Lady, Coca Mother, Cocamama
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Good Health
Area of expertise: Good Health
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 9677
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Article last revised on September 19, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.