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Viracocha by GENZOMAN Viracocha by GENZOMAN
Hi there guys! a pic done a long time ago in a livestream session. This time Viracocha or Wiracocha, the creator of the pre-inca world, want to know more about him?

based on the classical representation in the inca world [link]

Let´s wikiattack!
Viracocha is the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology in the Andes region of South America. Full name and some spelling alternatives are Apu Qun Tiqsi Wiraqutra and Con-Tici (also spelled Kon-Tiki) Viracocha. Viracocha was one of the most important deities in the Inca pantheon and seen as the creator of all things, or the substance from which all things are created, and intimately associated with the sea. Viracocha created the universe, sun, moon and stars, time (by commanding the sun to move over the sky) and civilization itself. Viracocha was worshipped as god of the sun and of storms. He was represented as wearing the sun for a crown, with thunderbolts in his hands, and tears descending from his eyes as rain.

Viracocha rose from Lake Titicaca during the time of darkness to bring forth light. He made the sun, moon, and the stars. He made mankind by breathing into stones, but his first creation were brainless giants that displeased him. So he destroyed it with a flood and made a new, better one from smaller stones. Viracocha eventually disappeared across the Pacific Ocean, walking on the water, and never returned. He wandered the earth disguised as a beggar, teaching his new creations the basics of civilization, as well as working numerous miracles. He wept when he saw the plight of the creatures he had created. It was thought that Viracocha would re-appear in times of trouble.

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Cityneon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
strange weapon:) but amazing work !


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awesomestar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
those weapons he holds remind me of hockey!
KidSapiens Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I can actually feel the power emanating from this one!
7in-kun Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Muy buena representacion de viracocha, esta genial como siempre genzo, tenes un admirador mas, esta ves desde Argentina.

Un poco mas de Wiki Attack: Se cree que viracocha podría ser la misma entidad que en la antigua sumeria  llamaban ish.kur, la cual también se asocia con Zeus (y hasta con Yahweh), los "palos de hockey" son representaciones de rayos, ya que a este dios se lo asociaba con esos fenómenos climáticos, como bien se menciona en la descripción que dio Genzo.
LoboWake Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love all this pic but I was watching in sequence and I notice the Viracocha have the same position of Bernardo Ohiggins ... are they linked!? PS i love your art!
Katrina20Lin10 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Zabaso Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Artist
You used this for Bernardo Ohiggins? Or was it the other way around?
EDuardOrbegozo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just Awesome *-*
IriaCrowVI Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
me encanta !! :clap:

mitologia inca yay!! :happybounce:
julian0123 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What an awesome picture...
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