December 16th, 2008 by sabrina
Mama Cocha is the Inca Goddess of the sea. She protects fishermen and sailors, making sure that there are plenty of fish, preventing storms, and calming the seas. Mama Cocha was said to have dominion over all bodies of water, and was especially associated with Lake Titicaca in Peru, which is still called Mama Cocha by many people. As the wife of the supreme God Viracocha, Mama Cocha was the mother of Mama Quilla, Goddess of the moon, and her brother/husband Inti, God of the sun. Mama Cocha’s name, which means “sea mother,” is also seen as Mama Qocha.
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