DESCENDANTS OF TLATOANIS AND SAPA INCAS

The Aztecs had been led by an chosen leader, Tlatoani. Although the Aztec electoral kingdom by no means was democratic, Aztecs knew that the ruler was a human being. As an important ritual, the Tlatoani and other leaders could dress as gods, representing gods in the rituals, but they never claimed to be divine. When…

PERU: COMMON PEOPLE LIVED MISERABLY

French economist Louis Baudin commented on Leguizamos will that exaggerations belonged to men of that time. Rhetorically, Baudin asks whether the morality that Leguizamo had admired in Peru was superficial as it was made mandatory by strict sanctions. Poma, who sharply criticized the behavior of the Spaniards and who claimed not to have seen the…

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: PACHACÚTECS CORONATION

Pachacútec left his father for returning to the victory parade in Cusco, and he was accompanied by his illegitimate brother Inca Urco. On the way a quarrel emerged in the backs between Inca Urcos and Pachacútecs warriors. Some argued that it was an ambush and that there was a fighting, but Pachacútec ignored the tumult….