PERU: THE WRITING KNOTS LOOSENED?

Perhaps there in the Inca Empire had existed royal kiphus with writings for the specially initiated, a secret wisdom of great royal times before the time of the Incas. Perhaps Valera had developed some writing systems to make the Inca civilization creditable in the eyes of ruling Christian Spaniards. And perhaps the existence of royal…

PERU: MISSION AND RESISTANCE

I have told about many Incas and Spaniards, about what motivated them and how they clashed bloodyly. Small stories that I hope have drawn an outline of the great. Now I would like to end with a story of a single mestizo – son of an Inca woman and a Spanish man – for what…

PERU: MISSION OG MODSTAND

Jeg har fortalt om mange inkaer og spaniere, om hvad der drev dem og hvordan de stødte blodigt sammen. Små historier, som jeg håber har tegnet omrids af den store. Nu vil jeg gerne runde af med historien om en enkelt mestits – søn af en inkakvinde og en spansk mand – for det vi…

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: A GOLDEN WAND TO THE CHILDREN OF THE SUN

Our Father the Sun, seeing men in the state I have mentioned, took pity and was sorry for them, and sent from heaven to earth a son and a daughter of his to indoctrinate them in the knowledge of Father the Sun that they might worship him and adopt him as their god, and to…

PERU: EN GULDSTAV TIL SOLENS BØRN

Vores Far Solen fik medlidenhed med menneskene og blev bekymret for dem da han så dem i den tilstand jeg har nævnt, og sendte fra himlen til jorden sin søn og datter for at de skulle udbrede kendskabet til vores Far Solen, for at menneskene skulle kunne tilbede ham og dyrke ham som deres gud,…