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…

INCAWORSHIP OF ANCESTORS AND SPLIT INHERITANCE

The people of the Andes knew that a lightning in the sky could spread death just as a crashing tree could do, but they also knew that without rain that followed the lightning and without food growing on the ground, no one could survive. Life and death were connected. It was discovered that seeds could…

INKADYRKELSE AF FORFÆDRE OG DEN DELTE ARV

Befolkningen i Andes vidste at et lyn på himlen kunne sprede død lige som et styrtende træ kunne, men at uden regn der fulgte lynet og uden mad der groede på jorden kunne ingen overleve. Liv og død hang sammen. Man opdagede at frø kunne spire, vokse, sætte blomster der blev til frugter der kunne…

PERU: INCA MARRIAGE

Sarmiento wrote that Sinchi Roca married Mama Cuca from Zañu. One generation before, Pedro Cieza de Leon had written that Sinchi Roca had been married to his sister and that their son Lloque Yupanqui had been married to the leader of Zañus beautiful daughter. Whether both Incas were married to a woman from Zañu is…

PERU: INKAÆGTESKAB

Sarmiento skrev at Sinchi Roca blev gift med Mama Cuca fra Zañu. En generation forinden havde Pedro Cieza de Leon skrevet at Sinchi Roca var blevet gift med sin søster og at deres søn Lloque Yupanqui var blevet gift med lederen fra Zañus smukke datter. Om begge inkaer var blevet gift med en kvinde fra…

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: 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: 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….