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Pachamama by GENZOMAN Pachamama by GENZOMAN
Dedicado a todos mis hermanos de Arica e Iquique en estas horas de sobresalgo, esperemos que la Pachamama se tranquilice un poco :)


Hi there guys! this is a ilustration I´ve done based in the figure of the Pachamama, the mother goddess of earth and time in The Andes. I hope you like it. This was done in a livestream session long time ago. As you maybe know, Chile was strike by a 8,4 richter earthquake and a Tsunami. My hometown Arica, along Iquique, the nearest city was both affected by the devastation. If you can, please send a prayer for our land :)

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Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology Mama Pacha or Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting. She causes earthquakes and is typically in the form of a dragon. She is also an ever present and independent deity who has her own self-sufficient and creative power to sustain life on this earth. Pachamama is the wife of Pachakamac and her sons are Inti the sun god, and Killa, the moon goddess. In Quechua cosmology, these are the four organizing principles of nature based on water, earth, sun, and moon. Llamas as well as burned, elaborate miniature garments are sacrificed to her. After the conquest by Spain, which forced conversion to Roman Catholicism, the figure of the Virgin Mary became united with that of the Pachamama for many of the indigenous people. In pre-Hispanic literature, Pachamama is seen as a cruel goddess eager to collect her sacrifices. As Peru began to form into a nation, however, Pachamama began to be–and to this day is–perceived as being benevolent and giving. She is also seen as nature itself. Thus, problems arise when people take too much from nature because they are taking too much from Pachamama.

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J4B Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
realy like this image.
Icitzy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Que hermoso!
Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
I love this !!!


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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My people whom my bloodline descends from.dont live near the Andes, but the story seems really interesting! :)
Deviantbandito Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I wonder if there are religions where the God of the earth and harvest is a male.
TaiCat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
it makes sense why people would choose goddesess to represent the earth and nature - as woman gives birth, so does earth to all sorts of nature, you just plant a seed and it grows, like a baby in womb
NarutoUzuSakuraHru Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
i think egyptian god of earth is a male - geb 
cancerberus97 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
espero que se den cuenta de que la pachamama quiere matar al hombre

ya era hora u.u
KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Yet another incarnation of the earthmother archeype, hm? 

The outfit an braids are positively glorious.
sshrum Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I just got back from touring Peru, including Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.  Just didn't get around to trying cuy.  Most of the crafts and jewelry use pachamama symbols.  Just remember when you drink chicha to pour some on the ground before you drink to honor the Pachamama. 
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