huaca

South American - An Inca spirit representing a sacred. Object: a sacred stone. Some large stones were erected in the middle of fields; a small version (known as a brother) was carried by the emperor as a personal amulet. It is also in more general use to mean any object (e.g. a double-yolked egg) which is strange or in any way out of the ordinary. In some references, called huaca, brother, brother, huacas, huacas, compa, compa, chichic, chichic, huanca, huanca, huillca or huillca.

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