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…