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PACARIQTAMBO

Inca legendary place

Also known as Cave of Refuge, Pacariq Tambo, Pacarictambo, Paqaric Tampu, Pacaric Tambo, Pacaritambo, Pacari

Picture of the Inca legendary place Pacariqtambo from our Inca mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Cave of Refuge where the Inca Gods hid

This is where the bottled-up Gods emerged after some unmentionable earlier disaster, probably caused by them in the first place.

According to legend, Pacariqtambo was a mysterious mountain cave located a few miles from Cuzco. The Inca ancestral deities emerged from their hiding place by crawling through a narrow hole into the light.

Accounts are very confused and conflicting as they were still Gods in shock. The twins Piguerao and Apocatequil were there at the time but have always refused to comment. There was no Inca Echo reporter on hand at the time and there is nothing that can be verified.

Interestingly, ‘Pacariqtambo’ can be translated as ‘Inn of Birth’ or ‘Inn of Emergence’. If the Gods were merely staying at an inn, that puts a whole difference twist on the subject. Did they leave any reviews on TripAdvisor? (“A wonderful place to relax. We could hardly bear to crawl away. Will definitely return in a few hundred years.” – Apocatequil)

Pacariqtambo Facts and Figures

Name: Pacariqtambo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cave of Refuge, Pacariq Tambo, Pacarictambo, Paqaric Tampu, Pacaric Tambo, Pacaritambo, Pacari

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 185

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Article last updated on September 19, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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