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: 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…