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Viracocha (Inca deity)

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Topical headingViracocha (Inca deity)
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Variant(s)Contiti Viracocha (Inca deity)
Wiracocha (Inca deity)
See alsoInca gods
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Found inMackay, W.I. Wiracocha and his possible representation in the arts, with particular reference to the textile arts, 1984.
Hendricks, R.A. Dict. of mythologies, 1979: p. 208 ("Viracocha, SA [i.e. South American], the Incan god of water and growing things, the creator and spirit of life")
MacCormack, S. Religion in the Andes: p. 109 ("In the myths of origin he [i.e. Betanzos] heard, the Creator figured both as one individual diety, called either Contiti Viracocha or simply Viracocha, and as a group of originating deities ...")
Britannica Macro. ("The creator god of the Incas and pre-Inca peoples was Viracocha, who was also a culture hero"; also the name used by a series of Inca emperors)