The Inkas’ Holy Animals

The Trilogy

The Inkas have three primary holy power animals called The Trilogy. The Condor, The Cougar, and The Snake.

They also have a fourth one, the Hummingbird, which also belongs to the holy power animals; the Hummingbird is often illustrated together with the three others. To some degree, The Hummingbird belongs to The Condor since it is also a symbol for the upper world.

 » See Jewellery with the Trilogy

 

The Condor (the Eagle):

Condor – helps you to see visions and unlimited possibilities and helps us to realize them

Condor – helps you to see visions and unlimited possibilities and helps us to realize them.
The Condor can often be seen in Colca Canyon; it is especially attracted by song 🙂

  • Teaches us to see visions and unlimited possibilities.
  • Teaches us to see our potentials and to realize them.
  • Stands for general view and to obtain the divine.
  • Lifts us up and fly wings by wings with the great spirit.
  • Teaches us to see through God’s unconditionally loving eye.
  • Symbolizes the balance for which the human being strives.
  • The future and the possibility to watch life in another dimension, to float through the sky.
  • Represents the upper world in heaven.
  • Direction: East.
  • Element: Water

A part of the levels of the Inka Cross
»  See Jewellery with the Condor (Eagle) 

 

Cougar (Puma/Jaguar):

Cougar symbolizes courage and inner strength

Cougar (Puma) symbolizes courage and inner strength

  • Stands for no fear, freedom, and to travel after death.
  • Helps us to walk with strength, to walk beyond the fear.
  • Helps us to see that there is nothing to fear.
  • Symbolizes courage and inner strength.
  • Teaches us to walk the path of peace.
  • Protects our medicine space.
  • Teaches us to use our strength with wisdom.
  • Represents the middle, the materialistic world, the present.
  • Direction: West
  • Element: Earth

A part of the levels of the Inka Cross
»  See Jewellery with the Cougar / Puma

Serpent (snake):

The serpent helps use to shed your limitations, as the serpent sheds its skin

The serpent helps use to shed your limitations, as the serpent sheds its skin

  • Shed our limitations as the serpent sheds its skin.
  • Teaches us about the way of beauty.
  • To know our power and to tread cautiously on earth.
  • The serpent is healing.
  • Symbolizes intellect and knowledge.
  • Teaches us to let go of our fear in one cut.
  • Lives under the earth, represents the lower world with its heavier energy.
  • Direction: South.
  • Element: Fire.

A part of the levels of the Inka Cross
» See Jewellery with the Serpent (snake)   

Hummingbird:

The hummingbird, which brings us the sweet things in life, is brave and persisting. Helps us to follow the call of our heart.

The hummingbird, which brings us the sweet things in life, is brave and persisting. Helps us to follow the call of our heart.

  • Even though the hummingbird is not directly included in The Trilogy; it is often pictured together with it because it belongs together with the Condor and is linked to Machu Picchu.
  • The symbol of the contact to the upper world which is necessary for the new epoch.
  • The hummingbird is related to Machu Picchu.
  • Helps us to follow the call of our heart and to receive guidance in everything we say and do.
  • To the delight of ourselves and the world, in order to have the possibility of drinking from the nectar of life.
  • The hummingbird helps you to get “the sweet things” in life and show great courage.
  • The hummingbird delivers the news that endurance and persistence are important elements in our lives.
  • Stands outside time and space.
  • Direction: North.
  • Element: Air

» See Jewellery with the Hummingbird