In Incan and pre-Incan mythology,Paryaqaqa or Pariacaca was a god of water and rainstorms and a creator god. He was born a falcon but later became human.


Paryaqaqa (Quechua parya reddish, sparrow, qaqa rock,[1][2] or Tulluqutu (Quechua tullu bone, qutu heap, "bone heap", hispanicized Tullujuto)[3] is the highest mountain in the Paryaqaqa mountain range (or Waruchiri mountain range) in the Andes of Peru, about 5,750 metres (18,865 ft) high. It is situated on the border of the Junín Region and the Lima Region, south-east of the mountains Qullqip'ukru and Quriwasi.


  1. César W. Astuhuamán Gonzáles, Pariacaca: un oráculo imperial andino: "Respecto al significado del nombre de la deidad, los términos Paria (rojiza) y caca (montaña), aluden a una montaña rojiza, ... ."
  2. Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): parya, Phichitanka. - s. Gorrión. Pájaro de plumaje castaño. qaqa. - s. Peña. Piedra grande sin labrar, peñasco. || Roca. Piedra muy dura.
  3. Evelio Echevarría, The Cordillera Huarochiri, Peru, The Alpine Journal 2001
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