Mama Ocllo

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For the mountain in Bolivia, see Mama Uqllu.
Mama Ocllo, anonymous oil on canvas painting from Peru, circa 1840, San Antonio Museum of Art

In Inca mythology, Mama Cora Ocllo[1] /ˈɒkj/, Mama Ocllo, Mama Ogllo, Mama Oello[2] (in hispanicized spellings), Mama Oella, Mama Oullo, Mama Occlo (spellings resulting from bad OCR)[3][4] or Mama Uqllu (Quechua)[5] was deified as a mother and fertility goddess.[6] In one legend she was a daughter of Inti and Mama Killa, and in another the daughter of Viracocha (Wiraqucha) and Mama Qucha.[7] She was the sister and wife of Manco Cápac (Manqu Qhapaq) and discovered Cusco with him.[8][9] She taught the Inca women the art of spinning thread.[10]

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  1. ^ "EL PRIMER NVEVA CORÓNICA". 
  2. ^ Bancroft, byHubert Howe (1980). The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft the native races : vol. IV, antiquities. San Francisco: A.L. Bancroft. p. 296. ISBN 0665141556. 
  3. ^ Edwardes, Marian (1912). A dictionary of non-classical mythology. London: J.M. Dent & Sons. p. 113. 
  4. ^ Bingham, Ann (2004). South and Meso-American mythology A to Z. New York: Facts on file. p. 79. ISBN 0816048894. 
  5. ^ Dean, Carolyn (2010). A culture of stone : Inka perspectives on rock. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. p. 88. ISBN 9780822347910. 
  6. ^ Siquijor, Rom. Inkari : the sacred prophecy of the inca kings. [S.l.]: Palibrio. ISBN 1617648736. 
  7. ^ Bingham, Ann (2004). South and Meso-American mythology A to Z. New York: Facts on file. p. 68. ISBN 0816048894. 
  8. ^ Julien, Catherine (2000). Reading Inca history. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. p. 64. ISBN 9781587294112. 
  9. ^ Coulter, Charles Russell; Turner, Patricia (2000). Encyclopedia of ancient deities. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. p. 304. ISBN 9780786403172. 
  10. ^ Stanton, editors: Janet Parker, Julie (2006). Mythology : myths, legends & fantasies. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik. p. 505. ISBN 1770074538.