By Adriana Reyes
The first of August is celebrated the Day of the Pachamama, also known as Mama Pacha or Mother Earth. "La Pacha" is both divinity and soil. It is that deity that invests the Earth with a sacred halo, the most daily thing we step on, its fruits, the black humus we see in our plants in the garden or balcony, the men and women of the city.
The term "pacha mama" is formed by two words of Quechua origin. "Pacha" means Universe, world, time, place, and "mama" is the same in the English language.
The divine feminine of the Inca Empire gives form to Nature, draws it as a woman, and thanks her. She is not a virgin; she self-fertilizes. Far from bearded gods that inhabit unreachable skies, to adore her is to honor the same substance that gave birth to us as humanity.
CC Yacu Yura, in Córdoba-Argentina, participated in a ritual of gratitude and celebration to the Pachamama to honor her for all her kindness, for the generosity that year after year scatters endless seeds on earth and infinite stars in the sky.
Click the yellow arrows to scroll through the photos in the slideshow below.