Gods who went to sacred mountains for answers. Age of Leo – approximately 12,000 = years ago – Precession of the equinoxes. The Lion – Leo – Light – symbology found in ancient Egypt.
When the sun strikes this profile of Viracocha during the winter solstice, the mineral content of the mountain reflects and refracts the rays. The Inca believed that this was a sign verifying the deity of Viracocha. The solstices were sacred days for the Inca since so much of their culture was based on planting seasons.
The buildings to the right and to the left were constructed by the Inca to store corn as food for winters and as offerings to Viracocha.
While the Incas share similarities with the ancient Egyptians, there are also marked differences. The empire of the Incas was the largest state-level society in the New World prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Their civilization is also the most famous of the numerous precolumbian societies of the Andes, with sites like Machu Picchu and Cuzco drawing many thousands of tourists every year to see the impressive stone architecture the Incas erected among spectacular scenery. This too is not unlike ruins. left as monuments in time by ancient civilizatons, in places like Mexico, Egypt, Greece and Italy. These are all major grid points of energy on the planet, and often visited by those seeking their ancient bloodlines and past life connection.
All myths and legends are filled with metaphors and have some basis in fact. One has only to read behind the symbolism of the creational story – then compare it to other creational myths to see how they are all similar in design. In almost all cases – creational gods – or those who represent them even jesus – promise to return one day. that day is usually associated with the dawning of a Golden Age when humanity fnds peace and moves to another level of consciousness.
The Legend of Creation – 1- Myths about the Ayar brothers
Four pairs of brothers-sisters, created by Viracocha to rule the world, left the cave of Mountain Pacariqtambo. The whole world was living in an uncivilized and ignorant manner. The newcomers began by organizing the mankind and divided people into ten large communities.
Leading the tribes the brothers set off in search of enough fertile land to sustain themselves. They carried Sunturpaucar, a long staff adorned with colourful feathers, a cage with a sun-bird who could give good advice and other sacred objects in front of them.
Making shorter and longer stops they moved towards Cuzco. In the course of the long journey the group became smaller: the rivalling brothers confined one of their companions to a cave, two others wished to break away but were turned into stones. The only surviving brother, Ayar Manco, also known as Manco Capak, accompanied by his sister and wife Mama Ocllo and his brothers’ wives, founded the city of World Pole in the name of Viracocha the Creator and Inti the Sun God, and settled there with his people.
The Legend of Creation – 2 – Myth of Manco Capak and Mama Ocllo
A long time ago when the world was filled with savages, misery and poverty, a brother and a sister, who were also a married couple – Manco Capak and Mama Ocllo – left Lake Titicaca.
Inti, the sun god sent them to refine the surrounding peoples. Inti gave them a golden stick for testing the land for cultivation and then settling in a suitable place.
The journey took a long time. Eventually, in the Cuzco Valley the golden stick disappeared into the ground, and they could start with their mission.
Manco Capak taught his people the cultivation and irrigation of land and handicrafts. Mama Ocllo taught the women spinning, weaving and sewing. The tribe of Manco Capak was called Hanan Cuzco (Higher Cuzco). The relatives of Mama Ocllo were called Hurin Cuzco (Lower Cuzco).
[This is not unlike upper and lower Egypt – united by the early pharaohs.]
The city and the state was founded in the name of Viracocha and Inti the sun god.
PRE-INCA PATHEON OF DEITIES
At the head of the Incan celestial table stood the all-mighty Viracocha. The supreme creator-god, he was the progenitor of the Incan pantheon and preserver of the Inca race. A mythological hero of epic proportions, he was accredited with saving the empire when it was threatened by the Chanca barbarians, with wandering the countryside instructing people on how to live prosperously, and with ascending to the heavens where he would father a race of protector gods. While he is revered as the most powerful deity in Incan lore, he was only worshipped by the priestly elites and the emperor. His very name was taboo for the masses.
Apu Inti (Sun God)
Originally acknowledged by Manco Capac, the first Inca, Apu Inti became the keystone in the Incan pantheon of earth-oriented deities. He was the most magnificent creation of Viracocha and the mythological father of the royal Inca line (proposed by Manco Capac, one may surmise, to achieve a status of heavenly mandate). Honored in an array of temples spanning the empire, Apu Inti was worshipped with sacrafice (animal and human) and prayers to golden idols. Ceremonies were conducted in his praise at sunrise and sunset, with fear sweeping the empire during solar eclipses. The Incas, receiving his gift of light and life, referred to themselves as children of the sun.
Manco Capac is sometimes referred to in legend as the Mythical Father of the Incas. According to the most frequently told story, four brothers, Manco Capac, Ayar Anca, Ayar Cachi, and Ayar Uchu, and their four sisters, Mama Ocllo, Mama Huaco, Mama Cura (or Ipacura), and Mama Raua, lived at Paccari-Tampu [tavern of the dawn], several miles distant from Cuzco. They gathered together the tribes of their locality, marched on the Cuzco Valley, and conquered the tribes living there. Manco Capac had by his sister-wife, Mama Ocllo, a son called Sinchi Roca (or Cinchi Roca).
Authorities concede that the first Inca chief to be a historical figure was called Sinchi Roca (c.1105c.1140).