from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- proper noun A divinity worshiped by the ancient Peruvians as the creator of the universe.
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Twenty miles south of Lima, in the valley of the river Lurin, is an important field of ruins, known as Pachacamac, which is still the name of a small village in the neighborhood.
The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races Emory Adams Allen
In religion the Peruvians acknowledged one Supreme Being as creator and ruler of the universe, whom they called Pachacamac, or Viracocha.
The Red True Story Book Andrew Lang 1900
The] curaca explained, "If you divide the word Pachacamac [the Inka deity of earth and time] into syllables Pa-cha-ca-mac, you have four syllables.
Choun was worshipped till the appearance of a more mighty god called Pachacamac, who, on his coming, metamorphosed into wild beasts the former inhabitants that had done homage to Choun.
Another more powerful god, however, by name Pachacamac, also a son of the
American Hero-Myths A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent Daniel Garrison Brinton 1868
Turning to the south of Callao, in the direction of Lurin, we find, at the distance of about two English miles from the coast, two islands or rocks, of which one is called Pachacamac, and the other Santa Domingo.
Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests Johann Jakob von Tschudi 1853
Pachacamac, meaning "the creator of the world," was the chief divinity of these early people, and here was the great temple dedicated to him.
Pachacamac and Viracocha, whose everlasting granite thrones they are.
Green Mansions 2004
The mummy, one of more than a million objects the museum has acquired throughout its 100-year history, had been unearthed in Peru in 1896 at a huge temple complex dedicated to Pachacamac, god of fire and bringer of life.
Applying Science 2004
According to myth Pachacamac had created food when he killed his newborn stepbrother in a jealous fit, cut up the corpse, and buried the pieces, which then grew into fruits and vegetables.
Applying Science 2004