PERU: A ROYAL RESCUER

In this chaos, when the Spanish soldiers are facing one days march from Cusco, a young man emerges from an apparent nothingness. I know it may sound like a narrators solution when the action has to speed up. But then: The young man presents himself to Pizarro: I, Manco Inca, is son of Inca Huayna…

PERU: THE CONQUEST SPEEDS UP

A few days after Atahualpa is executed, Pizarro appoints a replacement. A new Inca instead of the dead. Túpac Huallpa is also  son of Huayna Cápac, and is half-brother of Atahualpa and Huáscar. With this appointment, Pizarro hopes to satisfy Inca nobles and soldiers, or at least to pacify them. Túpac Huallpa is attempted to…

PERU: WAR OF BROTHERS

Hayna Cápac, the 11th Sapa Inca, followed his predecessors tradition of having many children. At least three or four of his sons were of decisive importance to Inca history, but none of them could foresee the future of the enormous Inca Empire, which was succumbing to its own success, respectively cracking as a result of…

PERU: BRODERKRIG

Hayna Cápac, den 11. sapa inka, fulgte sine forgængeres tradition med at få mange børn. I al fald tre-fire af hans sønner fik afgørende betydning for inkahistorien, men ingen af dem kunne forudse fremtiden for det enorme inkarige, der var ved at segne under sin egen succes, hhv. revne som følge af indre modstand fra…

PERU: COMMON PEOPLE LIVED SAFELY

The Christian Indian Poma described and drew how the Incas year with work and feasts progressed. In January they celebrated Capac Raimi, the feast of the lords, the rain month when some cultivated plants appeared on the fields. In February it was Pavcar Varai, where saint figures had new clothes and when new land was…

PERU: ALMINDELIGE MENNESKER LEVEDE TRYGT

Den kristne indianer Poma beskrev og tegnede hvordan inkaernes arbejds- og festår var forløbet med arbejde og fest. I januar fejrede man Capac Raimi, festen for herrerne, regnmåneden hvor en del dyrkede planter kom frem på markerne. I februar gjaldt det Pavcar Varai, hvor helgenfigurer skulle have nyt tøj, og hvor ny jord blev gravet…

PERU: THE FIRST PEOPLE, THE FLOOD AND THE DEVIL

I will start with a creatorgods difficulties: At the beginning of the world came from north a man called Con. He had no bones but flew agily wide. To make his way short he smoothed the mountains and filled the valleys solely by his will and his word, and he presented himself as Son of…

PERU: DE FØRSTE MENNESKER, FLODBØLGEN OG DJÆVLEN

Jeg vil begynde med en skaberguds vanskeligheder: Ved verdens begyndelse kom fra nord et menneske der hed Con. Han havde ingen knogler men fløj behændigt vidt omkring. For at gøre sin vej kort jævnede han bjergene og fyldte dalene alene ved sin vilje og sit ord, og han førte sig frem som værende Solens Søn….