Transformation Of Andean Earth Goddess Pachamama Into The Virgin Mary

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Recovered in Bolivia in 1932 the “Bennet monolith” is often referred to as the “Pachamama stela” and is believed to depict the Earth Mother goddess (Pavel Špindler/ CC BY-SA 3.0)

Transformation Of Andean Earth Goddess Pachamama Into The Virgin Mary

The blessed Virgin Mary has a long and dignified reputation within the Catholic church ever since her first appearance in the Biblical narrative of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26), where she is described as a first-century Jewish woman living in Nazareth, in Galilee. As the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus, Mary was a young virgin chosen by Yahweh to conceive Jesus through the Holy Spirit, and after giving birth to Jesus in Bethlehem she raised the Savior in the city of Nazareth, attended his crucifixion in Jerusalem and joined the apostles after his ascension.  

Miraculous Icon of Our Lady of Tartaków, in the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Łukawiec, Subcarpathian Voivodeship, Poland. (Public Domain)

While many millions of people worship Mary as a real person who actually lived, many others see her as the primary archetype of the ‘sacred feminine,’ which is widely recognized all over the world. Either way, in the 16th century churchmen corrupted Mary and used her as a rebranding tool in the wars against the ancient Earth Mother goddesses of Andean South America.

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