Goddess Chasca

    Chasca is the goddess of light in Peruvian mythology. 

    Chasca was revered by the Peruvian Inca as the morning and setting sun. 

    She protects virgins and young girls as the goddess of dawn and twilight. 

    She is regarded as the sun's servant, and it is via her light that flowers and plants may grow and flourish.

    Chasca, The Long-Haired Star.

    Chasca or Ch'aska, also known as "The Long-Haired Star," was a goddess of Venus and the planets of the dawn and dusk. 

    She is the young girls' and virgins' protector

    She is connected to rebirth and spring. 

    Chasca is a central figure in the Incan pantheon

    The Incans present her with floral offerings. 

    The planet Venus is ascribed to her. 

    The emblems for Goddess Chasca are the Sun, the Fire, and the Flora. 

    She is in charge of the early morning and late afternoon hours of the day. 

    The motifs of Chasca include the sun, fire, love, and divination. 

    The sun, fire, and flowers are some of her emblems. 

    The dawn and twilight, the most serene features of Nature, were created by this Goddess, according to Incan mythology. 

    The Incan goddess of dawn.

    The Incas revered Chasca as a lovely goddess who was connected to dawn and dusk. 

    She is symbolized by flowers, fire, and the sun. 

    Because of their strong collaboration with Inti, the sun deity, Chasca or Ch'aska is also connected to love. 

    Together, they made it possible for Chasca to extract sprouts from the ground and aid in the growth and blooming of flowers. 

    The Incas of antiquity thought she would speak to them via the weather, particularly the clouds. 

    Chasca was said to aid in regeneration and change. 

    The Incans would honor the beauty that Inti and Chasca had produced at the Peruvian Incan Festival of the Sun. 

    They would rejoice in the sun's radiance and the flowering of plants and flowers. 

    Giving gifts to the goddess Chasca and dancing the night away in front of a fire pit were both customary during the celebration. 

    In order to banish ill luck and bring about change for the future, it was also believed that the people would burn old objects in the fire, such as clothes. 

    Goddess Chasca Invocation.

    The goddess Chasca was invoked by the Incans to help transform negative energy into good energy. 

    Just glance to the heavens to invoke Chasca. 

    Look up at the sky and ask her a question. 

    You could come upon the precise solution you need! Goddess of the dawn and twilight, she is shown as a lovely young woman with waves in her hair. 

    Chasca is the Sun God Inti's servant and is connected to Venus. 

    She guards the young maidens as well. 

    She is, in other words, Venus. 

    In addition, she is a pretty young woman and the guardian of virgins, much like the Roman Venus. 

    We speculate that she prefers an especially vivid hue of pink as Chasca was revered as the goddess of dawn and twilight by the Inca people of Peru. 

    She was revered as the serene facets of the sun at dawn and dusk. 

    She is referred to as the lovely girl with waves, and as the sun's servant, it is because of her light that flowers and vegetation may develop and flourish. 

    She was credited for controlling the weather and guarding virgins and young girls in "incan" mythology. 

    Her other name, "the long-haired star (venus)," refers to the connection between "chasca" and the planet "venus". 

    According to folklore, she interacts with her people via the clouds and, as the mistress of the dawn, the dew she throws onto the earth. 

    She was the creator of the flowers, using her light to inspire blossoming and pull sprouts from the ground. 

    She has no totem animals; instead, she is married to the sun deity "Inti."

    ~Kiran Atma

    References And Further Reading

    • Littleton, C.S. ed., 2005. Gods, goddesses, and mythology (Vol. 1). Marshall Cavendish.
    • Farrar, J. and Farrar, S., 2012. The witches' goddess. David & Charles.
    • Lurker, M., 2015. A Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons. Routledge.
    • Auset, P.B., 2009. The goddess guide: Exploring the attributes and correspondences of the divine feminine. Llewellyn Worldwide.
    • Reddy, F., 2012. Morning Stars, Evening Stars: Venus and Mercury. In Celestial Delights (pp. 51-93). Springer, New York, NY.
    • Deeds, E., 2008. DE LAS COSTUMBRES ANTIGUAS DE LOS NATURALES DEL PIRU. Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530-1900, 2, p.170.
    • Franklin, A., 2002. Midsummer: Magical Celebrations of the Summer Solstice (Vol. 7). Llewellyn Worldwide.
    • McElroy, D.R., 2020. Superstitions: A Handbook of Folklore, Myths, and Legends from Around the World. Wellfleet Press.
    • Hall, L.B., 2021. Chapter Six The Andean Virgin. In Mary, Mother and Warrior (pp. 137-168). University of Texas Press.
    • Siemens, W.L., 1975. Heilsgeschichte and the Structure of Tres tristes tigres. Kentucky Romance Quarterly, 22(1), pp.77-90.
    • Stahl, F.A., 1920. In the Land of the Incas. Pacific Press Publishing Association.