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Cavillaca

by Dr Anthony E. Smart
A Peruvian myth. Coniraya, the moon god, is said to have shaped his sperm into the likeness of a fruit which Cavillaca, a virgin goddess, unwittingly ate, thereby becoming pregnant; she bore a son. She called all the gods together and demanded to know who was the boy's father. When no one owned up to it she placed the boy on the ground whereupon he crawled toward Coniraya. Cavillaca, ashamed because the moon god was the poorest and seediest of the gods, grabbed her son and ran away. When she reached the coast of Peru she changed her son and herself to rocks.

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