From the Oak: Let’s hear it for the God!
Many are those that focus on female divinities, leaving male divinities in the shadows if they get mentioned at all. This is a shame. Here I will share my thoughts, stories and prayers on male divinities.
Viarococha, Incan Creator
This is my continuation of my tribute to all the gods placed in the "graveyard". Viarococha the Incan creator god is #14 from that list. (Apologies for the small font as I can't figure out how to change it.)
The Incas say that in the beginning,
before there was a world,
there was Viarcocha Pachayachachi,
the Creator of all things.
He created a world without light;
without a sun or moon or stars.
He then created a race of giants
and a race of man in his likeness.
Viarcocha ordered that all live
without quarrels and in his service.
He gave them an unknown decree
which was obeyed for a time
but then Pride and Covetousness arose
and they transgressed his decree.
In indignation, he cursed their actions.
Some were turned into stones and such
Some were swallowed by the earth.
Others were swallowed by the sea.
The dark world was flooded in a rain.
A rain that lasted 60 days and 60 nights.
All of Viarococha’s creations were drowned.
All that was left were those turned to stone
in memory of the times before the flood,
as an example of consequences he can enact.
Yet some say a few were saved.
Descendants of a future age
who had fled to a mountain top
never topped by the consuming waters.
Others say that Viarocha began creation anew.
Yet all agree upon the flood of a dark world.
Light came after the devouring flood.
Viarococha had the heavenly lights,
sun, moon and stars, arise from a lake.
At that time, the moon shone the brightest of all.
Jealousy caused the sun to darken moon’s light;
throwing ashes which now give the moon its form.
From there Viarococha created, ordered his world,
Naming each tribe and their homeland.
From there he travelled among his creations,
a gray haired man working miracles and teaching
Once tired, Viarococha walked off on the ocean,
promising to send at some point
messengers to protect and teach them.
Beware of those who claim such falsely, warned he.
Heeding the first but ignoring the second
is the cause of the Incan downfall.
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