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Apus de Doce Tutelary Mountains Carving

Apus de Doce Tutelary Mountains Carving

$100.00

(In stock)

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Apus de Doce Tutelary Mountains Carving

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Masterly hand carved stone piece of Twelve Mountain peaks embodying the energy of the Apus (mountain spirits) and the Andean cosmology and symbology by Cusco shamanic artists Abelardo & Luz Marina.  Each peak is identified on the piece.  A three leaf symbol of the kintu, the coca leaves used often in ceremony, is carved onto the bottom of the arte. Crafted in Peru. 

SKU: si0034
  • Product Size:
  • 3" L x 2.25" H x 3.5" W
  • 19.6 Oz
$100.00

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Apu means Lord or Mountain spirit, the tutelary nature deity of a village or region, inhabiting the peaks of the highest mountain, typically speaking of mountains in and around the Cusco, Peru area. Classically there are twelve tutelary mountain spirits of Cuzco city Peru:

  • APU AUSANGATE
  • APU SALKANTAY
  • MAMA SIMONA
  • APU PIKOL
  • APU MANUEL PINTA
  • APU WANAKAURI
  • APU PACHATUSAN
  • APU PIJCHU
  • APU SAQSAYWAMAN
  • APU WIRAQOCHAN
  • APU PUKIN
  • APU SENQ’A

Apus are generally considered male nature energies, except for a few aberrant females like Mama Simona in Cuzco, Veronica in the Sacred Valley, and Putukusi in Machu Picchu.