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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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I think you should have made her look more Native American. It's not only about the clothing. But her nose is too pointy and upturned. I've been to South America and have seen the indigenous peoples there. And they do not have that stature or shape. They also don't have that oval shaped face. I think the idea of making a Native is fine but the execution is not all there. It's like when people illustrate Asians but they don't have real Asian features.