Boris Briones Soto: La religión mapuche según los cronistas de Indias


This article deals with the Mapuche religion as seen by Spanish chroniclers who wrote about the indigenous peoples of Chile. In these documents, we find numerous religious elements that help us understand the mythology and beliefs of the Mapuche at the beginning of the conquest. Addressing the subject of his study, the author analyzes the works of those chronicles in order to create a general panorama of their vision of indigenous religions, taking into account certain methodological problems that such study entails, e.g. religiocentrism and religious syncretism.

[Chile, Mapuche, indigenous religions, colonial time, chronicles]