The Decapitator God
A part-man, part-spider deity nicknamed the “Decapitator” is depicted in some Moche art. Here, his hand grips a severed head, his fanged mouth snarls, and his fearsome features deter individuals from entering a sacred room within Huaca Cao Viejo, which is El Brujo’s largest pyramid.
Text Source: Block, Ira, and Peter Gwin. "Peruvian Temple of Doom." National Geographic Magazine July 2004: 102+. National Geographic Virtual Library.
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