Mama Cota

South American - The spirit of Lake Titicaca. This spirit was worshipped as the provider of food and was represented by two stone idols known as Copacahuana and Copacati. On one occasion, a man called Huaina tried to build a temple to Yatiri on an island in a lake but the god refused to acknowledge its worshippers. The same happened when he built on a second island and when he tried again on yet another island, the lake goddess became angry and called up a great storm that caused the island to disappear forever beneath the waves. In some accounts, known as Mama Cota, Mama Cora, Mama Cora, Cora, Mother-water, Mother-water, Mama Coro or Mama Coro.

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