Handbook of Inca Mythology

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ABC-CLIO, 2004 - 319 páginas
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Full of hard to find information, Handbook of Inca Mythology provides an accessible introduction to the rites, beliefs, and spiritual tales of the Incas. It provides a concise overview of Incan civilization and mythology, a chronology of mythic and historical events, and an A-Z inventory of central themes (sacrifice, fertility, competition, reversaldualism, colors, constellations, giants, and miniatures), personages (Viracocha, Manco Capac, Pachackuti Inca), locations (Lake Titicaca, Corickancha), rituals, and icons.

The last Native American culture to develop free of European influence, the Incas, who had no written language, are known only from Spanish accounts written after the conquest and archaeological finds. From these fragments, a vanished world has been reborn and reintroduced into modern Andean life. There is no better way into that world and its mind-bending mythology than this unique handbook.

 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Who were the Incas? An Overview of Inca and Andean Civilization and Culture
3
How Did the Incas View the World?
18
What Happened to the Inca Empire?
28
Sources for the Study of Inca Myths
34
The Unfolding of Time Mythic Histories of the Incas Huarochiri and Paucartambo
51
Imperial Inca Mythlogy
52
The Myths of Huarochirí
66
Huauque Wawki
183
Huayna Capac Wayna QhapaqKapaq
185
Inca Origins
188
Inca Roca Inka Roqa
193
Inkarrí
194
Lighting
197
Mallqui Malki
201
Mama Huaco Mama Wako
203

An Example from Paucartambo
79
Andean Representations of Time
83
Encyclopedia of Mythic Narratives Themes And Concepts
93
Amaru Amaro
95
Amaru Tupa Amaro ThupaTupac
98
Atahualpa Inca Atawallpa
100
Ayar Cachi Cache
102
Bear Ukuku
105
Birds
107
Body
109
Cacha
113
Camelids
115
Cañari Origins
119
Catequil
120
Ceque System Zeqe
123
Chancas
125
Chaupi Ñamca
129
Chavín
130
Coca Erythroxylum coca
134
Colors
136
Con Kon
140
Constellations
142
Coricancha Qorikancha
145
Cuniraya Viracocha Coniraya Wiraqucha
149
Dead Journey of the
151
Dog
154
Dualism
156
Earthquake
159
Felines jaguar Puma
160
Foodstuffs
163
Fox Atuq
167
Giants and the Miniature World
169
Huallallo Carhuincho Wallallo Karwinchu
173
Huanacauri Wanakaure
174
Huari Wari
178
Huatya Curi Huatiacuri Watiakuri
181
Manco Capac Manqhue Qhapaq
206
Mayta Capac Maita Qhapaq
208
Moche
209
Moon Quilla Killa
211
Mountains
213
Naymlap
217
Pacarictambo And Pacarina
219
Pachacamac Pachakamaq
221
Pachacuti Pachakuti
226
Pachacuti Inca Pachacuteq Inka
228
Paria Caca Pariya Qaqa
232
Petrifaction And Pururauca
235
Pilgrimage
238
Qoyllur Riti
240
Staff Deity
243
Sun Inti Punchao
245
Textiles
250
Tiahuanaco Tiwanaku
252
Titicaca Lake Titi Qaqa
253
Toad Hanpatu
256
Tropical Forest
257
Tunupa Thunupa
260
Tutay Quiri
261
Vilcanota River
263
Viracocha Wiraqucha
265
Viracocha Inca Wiraqucha Inka
269
Annotated Print and Nonprint Resources
273
Videos
277
Websites
278
References
281
Glossary
293
Pronunciation Guide
299
Timeline of Andean Cultures
301
Index
303
About the Author
319
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Sobre el autor (2004)

Paul Steele, PhD, is an archivist for a commercial archaeological unit in London, England.

Catherine J. Allen, professor of anthropology and international affairs in the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University, Washington, DC, provided assistance with this book.

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