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Mama-Kilya, (mother moon) moon goddess, Inca (pre-Columbian, South America), is the consort of the sun-god Inti, and is important in the calculation of time and regulating of the Inca festival calendar. The Indians consider the eclipse of the moon a sign of great danger, caused by a mountain or snake eating the moon, and perform a ritual making as much noise as possible to scare the predator off. A.G.H.
Jordan, Michael, Encyclopedia of Gods, New York, Facts On File, Inc. 1993. p. 155