South American - An Inca chief-priest to the moon-god. A god of evil in some accounts. Son of Guamansuri. Twin brother of Piguerao. His father had seduced the sister of the Guachimines so they killed Guamansuri, and after the birth of the twins, their sister also. Apocatequil restored her to life and killed the Guachimines. Instructed by Ataguchu, the brothers were able to escape from the Cave of Refuge where they had been sheltering. In another version Apocatequil was the father of twins who were hatched from eggs and later became cultural heroes of the tribe. In some stories Apocatequil and his brother dug up the earth to release the progenitors of the Incas from their subterranean home. Occasionally called Apocatequil.

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