Huari, The One Who Lives in the Mountains

Huari is an ancient Andean god whose cult had its main center on the Conchucos Alley, where the famous Chavin de Huantar temple was built. The historian Hernan Amat Olazabal and other experts have followed the trace of this almost forgotten god. Amat tells us that [...]

The Viracocha God

Viracocha or Wiracocha is a pan Andean god, revered by different name and represented in different forms from the Late Arcaic period. It appears represented on the Caral mate (dried out squash), the Raimondi Estela in Chavin, the Karwa textiles in Paracas, the Sun [...]

ANDEAN COSMOVISION

For the agricultural and sedentary towns, water has been the most important element. Due to this importance, these type of societies have controlled water, determining the accumulation of power and the social transformation in militarized and salve like systems [...]

THE ICHIC OLLCO

In Peruvian mythology you can usually find stories that have been retold to such extent that they suffer small variations and nowadays they turn out to belong not to one but to multiple villages, and it’s hard to define their origin. One of these stories is the one [...]

The Mayantu

A legend from the jungle of Peru tells that the Mayantu is a kind of elf with the face of a toad that lives on the high part of the jungle. It lives on gigantic trees that house its colossal figure which mimic to the bark of the trees. This character has the [...]

Sachamama

A legend from the jungle of Peru tells that the SACHAMAMA it’s a land boa of great size, over its body great vegetation has grown, in a way that camouflages it to the sight of men and jungle animals. Those who come near and rest on it end up devoured by this giant [...]