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Aymaran Creation

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The Aymara are Andean people of Bolivia. Their principle deity is the snow god, Kun. Angry at human beings, Kun once covered creation with snow and ice, and nothing but ...

Aymaran Creation

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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

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Current Version:
2009

... Creation The Aymara are Andean people of Bolivia. Their principle deity is the snow god, Kun. Angry at human beings, Kun once covered creation with snow and ice, and nothing but evil spirits could survive on the frozen world. After this “ice flood,” it was the gods of fertility who sent their sons, the Eagle Men, to create new people, the Paka‐Jakes, who still live near Lake Titicaca. Source : Freund,...

Aymaran Creation

Aymaran Creation  

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Religion
The Aymara are Andean people of Bolivia. Their principle deity is the snow god, Kun. Angry at human beings, Kun once covered creation with snow and ice, and nothing but ...
Andean Traditions

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
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3,484 words

...the communal body reflects and expresses the body of the land. The Aymara of Bolivia, for example, see their mountains as sentient creatures with living bodies, complete with head, torso and legs, who must maintain complicated relationships just as people do. As one young Aymaran described his home, Mount Kaata, The mountain is like us, and we're like it … The mountain has a head where alpaca hair and bunch-grass grow. The highland herders of Apacheta offer llama fetuses into the lakes, which are its eyes, and into a cave, which is its mouth, to feed the...

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