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By Cristóbal de Molina, Brian S. Bauer, Vania Smith-Oka, Gabriel E. Cantarutti

ISBN-10: 0292723830

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Just a couple of many years after the Spanish conquest of Peru, the 3rd Bishop of Cuzco, Sebastián de Lartaún, known as for a file at the non secular practices of the Incas. The file used to be ready by means of Cristóbal de Molina, a clergyman of the health facility for the Natives of Our woman of Succor in Cuzco and Preacher normal of the town. Molina used to be a great 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 performed on the top of Inca rule. therefore, Molina's account preserves an important first-hand list of Inca non secular ideals and practices.This quantity is the 1st English translation of Molina's Relación de las fábulas y ritos de los incas because 1873 and contains the 1st authoritative scholarly statement and notes. The paintings opens with numerous 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, comparable to beginning rituals, girl initiation rites, and marriages. Molina additionally describes the Capacocha ritual, during which the entire shrines of the empire have been provided sacrifices, in addition to the Taqui Ongoy, a millennial stream that unfold around the Andes through the overdue 1560s based on turning out to be Spanish domination and speeded up violence opposed to the so-called idolatrous religions of the Andean peoples.

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3 The American Museum of Natural History preserves a silver llama figurine with a red caparison, which was recovered on the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca (Bandelier 1910; Bauer and Stanish 2001: 235). This figure is similar, although smaller, to those described by Molina as being used in rituals in Cuzco. ) and [the] containers in which the food was prepared, were of gold. [When] they performed that taqui called huayllina [chant], in which they worshipped the Creator, they would bring to this celebration the two female statues called Palpasillo39 and Inca Oillo.

16 They say that at the time of the Flood, two brothers escaped to a very high hill called Huacayñan that is in that province. 17 After the Flood subsided and they had finished the food that they stored there, they roamed the hills and valleys searching for food. They built a very small house to live in and they sustained themselves on roots and herbs, experiencing many difficulties and hunger. One day, after having gone out to search for food, they returned to their little house and found food prepared and chicha [maize beer] to drink, not knowing how it had arrived or who had made it.

However, they do not know in what order or how, except for what has been said about Tiahuanaco. This is what I have been able to learn and obtain regarding their fables, rituals, and origins from all the elders with whom I have dealt and discussed this business. 20 ] Account of the Fables and Rites of the incas Chapter 5 The Rituals of the Months of the Year T he types of rituals and sacrifices that they carried out, in each month of the year, are as follows. 3 In this month they would sacrifice a great quantity of rams of all colors to the Sun.

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