South American Mythology

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PARIACACA

Huarochirí Hero God

Also known as Paricaca

Ancient Warrior Hero God

He is mentioned in the Huarochirí Manuscript, a precious document detailing the indigenous mythology of the people of the Western Andes who lived under the Incas.

Born from five eggs on a mountaintop, he is a five-in-one Hero God who spends most of his time engaged in conflict with Huallallo the Fire God.

Sizzle vs Drizzle. Splash vs Flash. Swoosh, whoosh, burning fogs and cats and dogs — and the winner was Water!

When you’re under the weather it’s only fair to blame the Gods. But watch out, as Pariacaca can assume the form of a falcon and his talons are twitching.

According to one legend, he destroyed an entire village in his quest to beat Huallallo and only saved one girl who happened to offer him a drink. The moral of this story is clear.

Pariacaca Facts and Figures

Name: Pariacaca
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Paricaca

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Huarochirí (Waruchiri) people of Western Andes
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 935

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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