Thunder followed Inti as the second deity in the Incan pantheon. He is considered master of the thunderbolt, hail, and rain. He traversed the celestial sky carrying a club and sling, and the noise made when he uses them was heard as the rumbling storm. People thought they saw his outline in the stars of the Great Bear, near a river; the Milky Way, from which he drew water to pour on the earth. A.G.H.


Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965. p. 483