PERU: PACHACÚTECS PANACA AND THE SPLIT INHERITANCE

From his palace on the north-west side of the site, Pachacútec ruled when he was in Cusco. Also that was four-folded, delimited by the streets and with a single, small door opening so the access easily could be controlled. It was both his home and administrative headquarter. It was his panaca, and the residents were…

PERU: PACHACÚTECS KRONING

Pachacútec forlod sin far for at vende tilbage til sejrsparaden i Cusco, og han blev ledsaget af sin ’uægteskabelige’ bror Inka Urco. På vejen opstod et skænderi i de bagerste geledder mellem Inka Urcos og Pachacútecs krigere. Nogle hævdede at der var tale om et bagholdsangreb og at der blev kæmpet, men Pachacútec ignorerede tumulten….

PERU: THE INCAS DEFENCE FOR ATTACKS

Sitting in Spain, Garcilaso wrote about his Indian ancestors: Since their earliest kings, who were imitated by their successors, they never waged war unless moved by causes that seemed to them sufficient, such as the need that the barbarians should be reduced to a human and civilized existence, or offences and injuries inflicted on their…

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: ACLLAHUASI

Aclla er quechua for en sol-datter. Acllakuna oversættes ofte til de udvalgte kvinder; huasi betyder hus. Vi står ved resterne af acllahuasien, som Garcilaso beskrev: Et kvarter i byen Cusco blev kaldt Acllahuasi, Huset For De Udvalgte Kvinder. Kvarteret ligger mellem to gader som løber fra den centrale plads til Santo Domingo-klosteret, der tidligere havde…

PERU: THE SECOND INCA

We could – submissively of course – ask Manco Cápac, Son of the Sun: How can you, Divine Ruler, name your heir, your son? As Son of the Son of the Sun? Do you think so? The name is jarring in the ears! That is the problem of a hereditary, supposedly divine, power to a…

PERU: DEN ANDEN INKA

Vi kunne – underdanigst selvsagt – spørge Manco Cápac, Solens Søn: Hvordan kan du, Guddommelige Hersker, tiltale din arving, din søn? Som Solens Sønnesøn? Nej, vel? Navnet skurrer i ørerne! Det er problemet med en arvelig, angiveligt guddommelig, magt til et menneske, når nu et menneske jo er et menneske. Ikke mindst hvis vi påstår…

PERU: INKAERNES VANDRING MED GULDSTAVEN

Garcilaso de la Vega skrev at Solen til sin søn og datter skulle have sagt: Når I har gjort disse folk til vores tjenere så skal I behand-le dem med fornuft og retfærdighed, vise dem barmhjertighed og mildhed og altid behandle dem som en omsorgsfuld far behandler sine elskede og følsomme børn. Efterlign mit eksempel….

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…