THE AMERICAS: Last of the Paka-Jakes

Ages & ages ago, the Snow God "Kun" destroyed all life on earth, and only the ill-tempered "supaya" (devils) lived to roam the highlands of Bolivia. The" Pacha-Camaj" (Gods of Fertility) then sent down their own sons, the "Paka-Jakes" (Eagle Men), to create a new race of their beloved Aymara people, all of whom had been snowed under by Kun. The Paka-Jakes settled on the land around holy Lake Titicaca, recreated the Aymaras, and named the province Pacajes after themselves.

Centuries passed. Not so many years ago the last of the Paka-Jakes...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!