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Supay (also: Zupay ) is a demon from Inca mythology .

For the Incas, Supay was the personification of punitive violence, which exposed the souls in the underworld ( Ukhu Pacha ) to unimaginable torments as punishment for their shameful deeds. They were thirsty and were given only vermin for food. Supay was both the god of death and the lord of the underworld and a race of demons .

Similar to the Christian figure of Satan , the painting of the terrible punishments awaiting the sinful soul serves as a deterrent and education for virtue. Accordingly, the Quechua word Supay is used in Christian texts to translate the word “devil”, while Ukhu Pacha stands for “hell”.