15.05.2017 - 15.05.2017
We went to Lake Titicaca which is where an Inca god came from. We went to Isla Del Sol and that is where the god called Inti came from. This is the origin story of the Incas.
In the southern region of the Indian region you will find Lake Titicaca and that is where Inti, the Sun God was born.
It's such a beautiful place and perhaps that is why Inti, the Sun God chose that place to be where his children were born.
Their names were Mama Ochlla and Manco Capac and they were born on Isla Del Sol.
They were sent on a mission a few years later to find a holy city and a land for the Incas.
Manco Capac was given a magical golden rod. Inti told them to keep on putting the rod into the soil. They were testing to see if the rod would sink into the soil. They had to start the holy city where the rod sank into the soil.
They travelled for three generations looking for a place to sink the rod in.
They reached a hilltop and Manco tried to put the rod in and it sank into the ground. That meant that this was the place that they should build the city.
Manco Capac and Mama Ochlla named it Cusco Valley and that means the centre of the Earth.
Manco Capac taught the men how to build houses and roads for people plus llamas and grow crops.
Mama Ochlla taught the women how to make clothes and cook food and make drinks and they were taught how to look after children and sing.
Manco Capac and Mama Ochlla in this holy city taught people how to respect others and the Earth.