Greater Pre-Incan Deity: Lord of the Staves

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Arturo Merino

Also known as the God of the Wands, this was the Tiahuanaco (250 b.C. – 1000 a.D) culture’s main deity. The Tiahuanaco was a Pre-Incan culture occupying part of the actual territories of Peru and Bolivia, around Titicaca Lake. The God appeared in other Peruvian cultures, like the Huari and the Incan culture, but under the name Wiracocha. He holds twin staves with wolf heads on top, and has snakes for hair. The Tiahuanaco people were not known for their military conquests, so I thought convenient to depict the Lord of the Staves as a frail-looking, but really powerful priest/God.


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