Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Devotees 2000 years ago
The Viru valley in northern Peru was the home 2000 years ago of an Indian tribe known as the Moche or Mochina. This tribe had a reputation for rather unusual aspects of human behaviour such as human sacrifice and various kinds of bizarre sexual behaviour. Among the predelictions of the Moche was an attraction or obsession with physical deformity of every kind. This is evidenced in the artefacts such as pots that have survived to this day showing images of deformed bodies. It has been suggested that the Moche venerated deformity.
See Readers Digest book "Quest for the Past" p176-177.