The Creation: Tiahuanaco



Dramatization:
Panel Discussion:


SCENE ONE

[Eternal Darkness]

1. NARRATOR: At the beginning of everything we know, the magnificent Lord Con Ticci Viracocha created the Earth and the heavens. He then set out to make the occupants of this planet. He created animals and a race of giant human beings. Still living in eternal darkness, Viracocha observed their behavior.


2. VIRACOCHA: What devilish beings! How could I have created such an evil race?


3. SOUND FX: OMINOUS TUNE


4. VIRACOCHA: I have to do something. This is my responsibility and it would look really bad if these people were labeled as mine. Hmmm…now I must devise a plan to eliminate the human race!


6. SOUND FX: EVIL LAUGH


SCENE TWO
[Lake Titicaca]


1. NARRATOR: Viracocha then emerged from the depths of Lake Titicaca and threatened to punish the giant human race.


2. SOUND FX: SPLASH


3. VIRACOCHA: (MENACEFUL) My creations! Your evil has paid the price! Surrender to me NOW!


4. GIANT HUMANS: Please oh Great One! We promise to change. Be merciful!


5. VIRACOCHA: With your stone cold personalities, I think turning you into stone surely fits. Boy, am I witty.

6. NARRATOR: So, with a flick of his hand, the humans were turned to stone.

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Viracocha created a flood to wash away the stone humans.

7. SOUND FX: POOF


8. VIRACOCHA: Now, let’s give these stones a bath. A giant flood is most definitely in order.




9. SOUND FX: RUSHING WATER


10. VIRACOCHA: Finally those demons got what was coming to them. Now I must create a new and superior race of human beings.


11. SOUND FX: INTERLUDE TUNE



SCEN E THREE
[Somewhere on Earth]


1. NARRATOR: Viracocha began to design the ideal occupants for his planet Earth. This took some intense thinking, but eventually he got it.


2. VIRACOCHA: For the air, I need something extravagant. Birds sound good. But it will get quiet way up there in the air. I will give you each one of you your own melody to sing.


3. BIRDS: (CHIRPING) Where do we go?


4. VIRACOCHA: I’ll send you guys off to the forested valleys, but I need a group of you to trying living in the high plains and mountains.


5. VIRACOCHA: Ah, what lovely creations, but wait! The land is so empty! I will make animals, most with four legs, but it would be awesome to have a few crawl on their stomachs. Ow! My hands are cramping, but I must persevere!
6. ANIMALS: Where should we live?


7. VIRACOCHA: Divide yourselves up in the lowlands and the highlands.


9. SOUND FX: THINKING


10. VIRACOCHA: I must create the human race! Let me start by carving their figure out of stone. ….Yes…Perfect…Now I’ll paint them. Let my artist talents come to work.
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Some of the humans Viracocha formed were pregnant.


12. SOUND FX: LIGHTING BULB

13. VIRACOCHA: Oh boy! I have an idea!


14. VIRACOCHA: I am going to have their society built for them, so they come out right. I will make some of the women pregnant, give others small children. Let me give them long hair and short hair. They need clothes or they will be naked. I’ll paint some interesting outfits for them. I will build a community in Tiahuanaco for them. I will divide them into groups and races. They should each have songs, languages, and food to grow. That will make them unique. Oh my Viracocha! I am so creative and fabulous!



15. NARRATOR: But, Viracocha realized, he needed to teach his humans life skills, which he needed help doing. For the time being, he sent his human race down below ground.



SCENE FOUR
[Tiahuanaco]


1. NARRATOR: Viracocha gathered his celestial friends and organized them to create borders and help teach the human race.


2. VIRACOCHA: Guys, I need someone to walk to the north, someone to the south, and a few of you toward the early morning sun. You have to work together to divide some nice regions for my humans.


3. CELESTIAL BEING 1: Sounds like a plan, chief. How are we supposed to populate these regions?


4. VIRACOCHA: I will assign you some people. You just have to summon them to your region.


5. NARRATOR: Viracocha’s friends carried out his orders and soon the lovely planet was filled with humans


6. VIRACOCHA: Wow, I bet it would be a great idea if we taught the humans how to live in their regions. Okay guys, each of you now has to teach your region of humans how to survive.


7. CELESTIAL BEING 2: (WHINING) Do we have to?


8. SOUND FX: SLAP


9. VIRACOCHA: (SLIGHTLY ANNOYED) Yes you lazy schmuck. Call forth your human group and teach them how to live.


10. SOUND FX: BOOM


11. VIRACOCHA (BOOMING VOICE): “Con Ticci Viracocha, who created the universe, commands his human beings to emerge from the stone figures he has created and occupy this empty land. Live in your area,
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Viracocha teaches the new human beings.
and increase in number.”


12. SOUND FX: CRASH


13. NARRATOR: The humans emerging from the stone statues, were corralled like cattle into their different groups, and went off to their territories. Viracocha went around and taught each group some skills like what were good sources of food, what plants could cure sicknesses, what plants would bring death, the names of things, and to treat others with kindness and respect. He also helped them come up with religions.

14. VIRACOCHA: This plant will kill you if you eat it, so steer clear of the leaves okay?


15. HUMAN: How do you know it kills you?


16. VIRACOCHA: Do you want me to smite you?


17. HUMAN: (GULPS) No thanks.


18. NARRATOR: When Viracocha was helping the groups of humans improve their lives he was attacked by one group who thought he was an enemy. Because of this, he made the sky raining with fire.

19. HUMANS: Ay, ay, ay! Die you miserable rebel! We will not have you on our land.

20. VIRACOCHA: Wait! Stop! Stop! Ow! The pain! Who are these horrible humans?

21. HUMAN: Wait! It is Viracocha! Put down your rocks!

22. SOUND FX: FALLING ROCKETS


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Villagers pelt Viracocha with rocks.



23. VIRACOCHA (ANGRILIY): Burn you grotesque apes. You will pay for your stupidity.


24. HUMANS (PITIFULLY): We are so sorry o’ great one. This won’t happen again. We promise to be perfect.


25. VIRACOCHA: Fine, but you all had better worship me and make me feel important.


26. HUMANS: Anything, please…


27. NARRATOR: Viracocha pities the humans and decides not to destroy them.



SCENE FIVE
[Lake Titicaca]


1. NARRATOR: The humans built a great stone statue of Viracocha and made a place of worship for him. They presented many gifts to him such as gold and silver.


2. SOUND FX: CHA CHING!


3. VIRACOCHA: You guys have done very well. My job is finished. Adios.


4. SOUND FX: APPLAUSE.


5. NARRATOR: Viracocha and his friends walked across the sea and left the humans to their world by the setting sun.


6. SOUND FX: JOLLY TUNE


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Viracocha and his friends walk away into the sunset.




Creation Myth Motifs:

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