Goddess of the ocean, her name literally means "mother ocean." She is a source of health and provider of food. She is sometimes shown as a whale Goddess. To the Q'eros, many of whom will never even experience the ocean, she represents the largest expression of the living energy of water. Smaller water deities that inhabit lakes rivers and streams are known as Phasi Runa. Her name is also spelt Mama Qocha.