This year my theme is A Goddess' Glossary and we are looking at terms utilized by Goddesses, Priestesses, Shamans and Witches. These are terms that might occur in my new fantasy series, Paisley Cove.
Q is for Qillqakamayuq
Every once in a while when trying to complete the A to Z challenge, and especially when working with a theme, you have to deviate your path a little for a particular letter. This is my one stretch- it's a pretty long stretch but it still works.
Qillqakamayuq- try saying that three times really fast. Okay, so just try saying it once. No? If you DO know how to pronounce it, record it, and send it to me, I'll send you a free ebook!
In The Charm of Paisley Cove, the main character, Phoebe, journeys to a writer's retreat to try to accomplish her dream of writing a novel. She finds at Paisley Cove a group of people with many different beliefs. One of her new found friends is a descendent of a Peruvian Inca shaman.
The official language of this particular shamanism is Quechua. Pronounced Key-shwa. Qillqakamayuq is the Quechua word for writer. So this term isn't exactly a Goddess word but could be relevant to the story.
Tomorrow we are back on track with our Goddess Glossary with R is for Ritual.
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