Le pèlerinage des Q’eros (Cuzco, Pérou) au sanctuaire du Seigneur de Quyllurit’i. Une ethnographie itinérante de la connexion entre humains, lieux sacrés et divinités The pilgrimage of Q’eros (Cuzco, Peru) to the sanctuary of the Lord of Quyllurit’i. A traveling ethnography of the connection between humans, sacred places and deities

Geremia Cometti, Emanuele Fabiano, Cristian Terry

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The pilgrimage in honour to the Lord of Quyllurit'i, one of the biggest celebrations taking place in the southern Peruvian Andes, attracts several thousand people every year. At 4700 meters above sea level, pilgrims reach a shrine located in a place already considered sacred in pre-Columbian times, to pay homage to the representation of Christ on the Cross, which is painted on a rock and which, according to Catholic legend, appeared to a shepherd in 1780. The dominant interpretative models propose to explain this pilgrimage as a syncretic phenomenon, an assimilation of Catholic doctrine into the practices of the Andean communities or a structural transformation that would make it possible to preserve an original pre-Christian system. By means of an itinerant ethnography of the pilgrims of the community of Hatun Q'ero, this article aims to show how the primary objective of pilgrimage is the maintenance of communication and connection between human beings, sacred places and deities, the status of the latter not being reduced to the Catholic register.
Idioma originalEspañol
Páginas (desde-hasta)35-52
Número de páginas18
PublicaciónAmérica Crítica
EstadoPublicada - 2 jul. 2020

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