Condor de los Andes y Mamani Mamani

Condor de los Andes by Mamani Mamani.

     Pachamama - Mother Earth - is our mother (and not only of the indigenas in the andes). The apus (whose bird is the condor) are part of mother earth. In the andes live the ancestors of the people there, the awkis, as mountain spirits in the high mountains. The apus and awkis are both associated to the condor. Hurting or killing one can bring really bad luck to the poor man who did this. Rituals that have the death of the condor as possible consequence are not in accordance to the ancient point of view.