The transition of the Christian imagery of the Virgin Mary to hybrid Andean image of the Pachamama was refined over many years.
Today, Peruvians celebrate the morphed image of the Virgin as mountain Pachamama in many celebrations and depictions of her can be found in many churches, public places and homes in Peru.
Her metamorphosis includes the rays of Sun above her head and the inclusion of the crescent moon at her feet. Both symbols of her connection to the natural world that is still very much a part of Peruvian religious culture.
In this depiction (to the right) the sun and moon sit at her feet showing she is protecting her followers during the whole of the day.