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3-step motif represents Snake Puma Condor. This one is in wall next to door of emperor's palace, Cusco.

  Snake is the inner world, Puma is the world around us, Condor is the world above   3 steps carved into ceremonial rock, Qenqo
   
Condor in side of Intihuatana pyramid, Machu Picchu. V-wings and head of natural rock flying right.   Condor shape of Machu Picchu. V-wings at top, flying left.   Condor Temple in Machu Picchu. Head with beak and collor carved into ceremonial rock. V-wings of natural rock behind.

   
Puma shape in wall of emperor's palace, Cusco.   Puma shape of old Cusco. Head is Sacsayhuaman.   Puma of natural rock sitting in main plazas of Machu Picchu.

   
Snake shape, emperor's palace, Cusco. Tail is neck of Puma above. Body is belly of Puma above. Head is Puma's tail above.

  Snakes in lintel above double door jams, emperor's palace, Cusco.   Snake shadow heading up terraces of Temple Hill, Ollantaytambo. Note rounded tail.
   
Puma paw, Sacsayhuaman   Mortars or Sun Catcher? in floor of royal residence, Machu Picchu.

  Sun Catcher
   
Cave in Condor Temple, Machu Picchu. Caves are special doors to the inner world.

  Cave below Sun Temple, Machu Picchu, probably held mummies.   Cave with rock for mummification, Qenqo
   
Water Temple, Tambomachay. Water temples with their fountains recognize water as the nourisher.

  Water Temple, Ollantaytambo. The most fertile soils are the floor of the Sacred Valley.   Fountain, Machu Picchu
   
Image Stone, Ollantaytambo   Pinkuyuna Mountain, Ollantaytambo

  Image Stone, Machu Picchu
   
Image stones, Machu Picchu

  Image stone, Machu Picchu   Southern Cross
   
Ceremonial Rock, Sacsayhuaman   Intihuatana, Machu Picchu   Ceremonial Rock with carved image stone, Machu Picchu
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