PERU: ACLLAHUASI

Aclla is Quechua for a Sundaughter. Acllakuna is often translated the chosen women; huasi means house. We are at the remains of the acllahuasi, which Garcilaso described: A quarter of the city of Cusco was called Acllahuasi, House of the Chosen Women. The quarter is between two streets that run from the main square to…

PERU: INCAS WANDERING WITH THE GOLDEN WAND

Garcilaso de la Vega wrote that the Sun to his son and daughter should have said: When you have reduced these people to our service, you shall maintain them in reason and justice, showing mercy, clemency, and mildness, and always treating them as a merciful father treats his beloved and tender children. Imitate my example…

PERU: A GOLDEN WAND TO THE CHILDREN OF THE SUN

Our Father the Sun, seeing men in the state I have mentioned, took pity and was sorry for them, and sent from heaven to earth a son and a daughter of his to indoctrinate them in the knowledge of Father the Sun that they might worship him and adopt him as their god, and to…