Wiraqucha (Cusco)

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This article is about the mountain in the Cusco Region, Peru. For other uses, see Wiraqucha (disambiguation).
Wiraqucha
Wiraqucha is located in Peru
Wiraqucha
Wiraqucha
Peru
Elevation 3,600 m (11,800 ft)
Location
Location Peru, Cusco Region
Range Andes
Coordinates 13°40′10″S 71°38′40″W / 13.66944°S 71.64444°W / -13.66944; -71.64444Coordinates: 13°40′10″S 71°38′40″W / 13.66944°S 71.64444°W / -13.66944; -71.64444

Wiraqucha (Quechua wira fat, qucha lake, wiraqucha or Wiraqucha mister, sir, gentleman / god / one of the greatest Andean divinities (Wiraqucha) / the eighth emperor of the Tawantinsuyu (Wiraqucha Inka),[1] also spelled Wiracocha) or Wiraquchan[2] (-n is a suffix, hispanicized Huirajochan) is a mountain in the Andes of Peru, about 3,600 metres (11,811 ft) high.[3] It is situated in the Cusco Region, Quispicanchi Province, in the districts Andahuaylillas, Huaro and Urcos, south-east of the higher mountain named Quri and north-west of Huaro (Waru). The Willkanuta River flows along the mountain. The lake Quyllur Urmana lies at its feet.

On top of Wiraqucha there is a pair of rocks which resemble two frogs, one of them looking at "Apu" Ausangate and the other one looking at "Apu" Pachatusan. This pair, known as Wak'a Los Sapos de Wiraqucha (Spanish los sapos de the frogs of), has been considered a wak'a by the local people.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary), p. 136 (see wiraqucha) and p. 209 (see wiracocha)
  2. ^ "South America Maps". Joint Operations Graphic. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Quispicanchi Province 1 (Cusco Region) (unnamed)
  4. ^ mincetur.gob.pe "Huaca Los Sapos de Wiracocha" (in Spanish), retrieved on February 18, 2014