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By Cristóbal de Molina

ISBN-10: 0292723830

ISBN-13: 9780292723832

Only a number of a long time after the Spanish conquest of Peru, the 3rd Bishop of Cuzco, Sebastián de Lartaún, referred to as for a document at the spiritual practices of the Incas. The file was once ready through Cristóbal de Molina, a clergyman of the clinic for the Natives of Our woman of Succor in Cuzco and Preacher basic of the town. Molina used to be an exceptional Quechua speaker, and his complicated language abilities allowed him to interview the older indigenous males of Cuzco who have been one of the final surviving eyewitnesses of the rituals carried out on the top of Inca rule. hence, Molina's account preserves an important first-hand list of Inca spiritual ideals and practices.

This quantity is the 1st English translation of Molina's Relación de las fábulas y ritos de los incas when you consider that 1873 and comprises the 1st authoritative scholarly observation and notes. The paintings opens with a number of Inca production myths and outlines of the key gods and shrines (huacas). Molina then discusses an important rituals that happened in Cuzco in the course of every month of the yr, in addition to rituals that weren't tied to the ceremonial calendar, corresponding to beginning rituals, lady initiation rites, and marriages. Molina additionally describes the Capacocha ritual, within which all of the shrines of the empire have been provided sacrifices, in addition to the Taqui Ongoy, a millennial circulation that unfold around the Andes in the course of the past due 1560s in line with growing to be Spanish domination and sped up violence opposed to the so-called idolatrous religions of the Andean peoples.

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1):14 on a hill called Succanca; on another called Omoto Yanacauri;15 on another called Capac Uilca,16 which is three leagues from Huanacauri; on another called Queros Huanacauri;17 on another called Rontoca,18 which is in Quisguares;19 on another hill called Collopata,20 which is in Pomacanche,21 fourteen leagues from this city; on a plain called Yana Yana;22 and at another hill called Cuti, which is in the puna of Pomacanche. Thus walking, they would go another day to Uilcanoto,23 which is twenty-six leagues from Cuzco.

11 The Creator, who they say was the father of Ymaimana Uiracochan and Tocapo Viracochan,12 ordered that the eldest of his sons, called Ymaymana Viracochan, [which means] “in whose power and hands all things are found,” should leave by the road of the Andes and [visit the] forested slopes13 of all the land. He was to give and assign names to all the trees, large and small, and to the flowers and fruits that they produced, teaching the people which ones were to eat and which were not, and which were good for medicine.

24 Thus, having heard this, the shepherd dis12 ] Account of the Fables and Rites of the incas cussed it with his six sons and daughters, and they decided to gather as much food and livestock as they could, and [then] they climbed a very high hill called Ancasmarca. They say that as the waters rose and covered the earth, the hill grew in such a way that the [waters] never covered it. Afterward, as the waters subsided, the hill also grew smaller. Thus, from the shepherd’s six children who escaped [from] there, the province of these Cuyos was repopulated.

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