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The Llama Herder and the Daughter of the Sun - A Legend about the twin cliffs called Pitusiray
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 02, 2020 1217   0   1   0   0  
Along the slopes of the snow-capped peak called Sahuasiray, high above the valley of the Yucay River, there lived a native Indian of the Lare tribe, called Acoynapa, a handsome and most charming young man who tended the white llamas used by the Incas as sacrificial offerings to the Sun. As he followed his grazing herd, he would play...
The Oracle at Huamachuco – Atahualpa, one of the cruelest Sapa Incas
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 02, 2020 1204   0   1   0   0  
The Inca Atahualpa mentioned in this legend was the last Inca Emperor. After defeating his brother, Atahualpa became briefly the last Sapa Inca (ruler and governor of the Inca Kingdom) before the Spanish conquest ended his reign. The Spaniard Francisco Pizarro captured Atahualpa in November 1532, used him to control the Inca Empire and later excecuted him. ...
The mysterious death of Inca Huayna Capac
Peruvian Legends, Myths & Tales TinTinTinTin Updated February 01, 2020 1279   0   1   0   1  
Inca Huayna Capac was the eleventh Sapa Inca (ruler and governor of the Inca Kingdom from 1493–1524). There are many theories about his death and the most common version is that he died from a fever likely resulting from the introduction of European disease like measles or smallpox. Legend has a different story for us, and surprisingly new researches...
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 2180   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 2397   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 1559   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 1507   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...
Collection of old Peru Documentaries (1936 to 1949)
History of Peru TinTinTinTin Updated February 19, 2020 4413   9   1   0   0  
We managed to get our hands on a few beautiful rare documentaries and amateur films about Peru, its people, key cities, selected sites of archaeological importance and customs. The selected material is dated between 1936 and 1949. As you can imagine the film equipment in some of the earlier pieces was very basic and the...
The Incas in the southern highlands of Peru
People of Peru - Now and Then TinTinTinTin Updated May 18, 2019 8449   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.
Day of Pachamama - Typical way of "preparing" the offerings...
Peruvian Public Holidays and Festivities SunflowerSunflower Updated October 20, 2018 14025   0   1   0   0  

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In Peru, and here especially in the Andean highlands, August 1 (and actually the entire month of August) is dedicated to Pachamama, next to the sun god Inti probably the most important and worshipped deity in the Inca culture.
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