A set of stylistic variations around the variegated mochica animalario, where entities called by their iconography are loaded with very precise meanings and mythical functions. Where the owl and the eagle were associated with the sacramental functions or leadership , for example , in the case of the frog, his image was linked to fertility rites . And if the hummingbird embodied the messenger between the divine and human, the snake could represent intelligence or inner strength.
The spider on his part was the symbol of calculation and perfection, meticulous knitter worlds, although in some shamanistic ceremonial was also identified with the divining arts. Dragonfly, in turn, was traveling forever between the three planes of this worldview: heaven or upper world (Hanan Pacha), land or present world (Kay Pacha) and the underworld or the world of the dead (Uku Pacha).