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The Legend of Viracocha - The creator of the universe, sun, moon, stars, time and civilization
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 01, 2020 1388   0   1   0   0  
Viracocha the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology was the one that created the universe, sun, moon, stars, time and civilization itself. He also created mankind by breathing into stones, but his first creation were brainless giants that displeased him. So, he destroyed them with a flood and made new, better ones from smaller stones. ...
Inca Huayna Capac who was the eleventh Sapa Inca (ruler and governor of the Inca Kingdom from 1493–1524)
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 01, 2020 2072   0   1   0   0  
Viracocha is the great creator god in the pre-Inca and Inca mythology. He was one of the most important gods and seen as the creator of all things, or the substance from which all things are created. In the legend of the Vanishing Bride he appeared before the Inca Huayna Capac who was the eleventh Sapa Inca (ruler and...
The Storm - The rebellion of the Allancu, Callancu, and Chaqui
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 01, 2020 2340   0   1   0   0  
Topa Inca Yupanqui or Túpac Inca Yupanqui was the tenth Sapa Inca (ruler and governor of the Inca Kingdom) from 1471–93. He was appointed by his father Pachacuti to head the Inca army in 1463 and extended the realm northward along the Andes through modern Ecuador. This story in this legend shows how deeply the relationship was towards their...
Mayta Capac - The legend of the fourth Sapa Inca of the Kingdom of Cuzco
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 01, 2020 1478   0   1   0   0  
Mayta Capac was the fourth Sapa Inca (ruler and governor of the Inca Kingdom). This legend gives us an insight about his youth and his fierce personality winning many battles fighting the enemies of the empire. He is known to have conquered territories as far as Lake Titicaca, Arequipa, and Potosí. In 1134 he put the regions of Arequipa...
The Rod of Gold - The beginnings of a great empire
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 01, 2020 1433   0   1   0   0  
The legend of the Rod of Gold is a beautiful story about the origins and the foundation of the city of Cusco that became the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century before the Spanish conquest. The story also mentions Manco Capac, who was the first governor and founder of the Inca civilization in...
The Incas in the southern highlands of Peru
People of Peru - Now and Then TinTinTinTin Updated May 18, 2019 8391   0   1   0   0  
In the thirteenth century the Incas were one of several small tribes living in the region of the present-day Peruvian city of Cuzco.
Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 8709   0   1   0   0  

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First half of June
In the first half of June members of four Quechua communities high in the Peruvian Andes about 180 km (110 miles) from Cusco come together to ceremonially cut the ropes of the Q’eswachaka bridge, the last remaining traditional Inca rope bridge, let it fall into the Apurimac river below and then rebuilt it by hand in a 3-day ceremony...
Easter celebrations in Peru are a quite traditional affair with some ancient customs mixed; here the procession of El Señor de los Temblores in Cusco on Holy Monday; photo: Andina
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 10806   0   1   0   0  

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End of March / beginning of April
Around the globe the celebration of Easter, so the commemoration of Jesus’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection from the dead, is the most important festivity in the yearly calendar for Christians; Peru, where over 80% of the population is catholic and another more or less 12% evangelic protestant, is no exception.
Corpus Christi in Cusco
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 11151   0   1   0   0  

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May / June
Around the globe the Christian community celebrates Corpus Christi, so the Eucharist being the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, 9 weeks after Easter. While this religious festival is celebrated throughout the country, the most enthusiastic and spectacular celebration is in Cusco.
Lord of Torrechayoc - Señor de Torrechayoc in Urubamba, Cusco
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities TinTinTinTin Updated October 20, 2018 4880   0   1   0   0  

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Around mid-May
Usually in mid-May the people of Urubamba in the Sacred Valley near Cusco celebrate a 2-day festival in honor of their patron saint Señor de Torrechayoc.
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